Derek Mearns is an Associate Editor at Multifamily Executive and Apartment Finance Today magazines. Prior to joining the multifamily industry, Derek spent four years writing for a variety of websites and publications about the insurance industry, financial investments, and technology infrastructure. He has a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island and a M.S. in Professional Writing from Towson University. When he is not covering the latest news in the multifamily world, Derek is an avid art collector and travel enthusiast. You can contact Derek directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-736-3441.