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About Dermel Realty | Properties

Dermel Properties, LLC is owned and operated by Derek and Melissa Brashear, University of Illinois Alumni and local residents. Having lived in a variety of homes and apartments while attending the University, we are well tuned to the needs and desires of most student residents. Our goal was to provide a unique living environment for students to enjoy your college experience. To accomplish this goal, we strived to deliver all the extras, conveniences and service we would have wanted when we attended the University. Since our first property in 2002, we grew to house over 100 students each year. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with campus students. As of 2018, we have transitioned into investing in other real estate opportunities both locally and nationally. Our long term vision is to continue growing a portfolio of diverse real estate.

Melissa BrashearMelissa Brashear

  • Licensed Realtor
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Graduate of University of Illinois
  • Member of Central Illinois Apartment Association
  • Member of Homebuilder Association

Derek BrashearDerek Brashear

  • From Chicagoland area, resident of CU since 1990.
  • Local homebuilder
  • Licensed mechanic
  • Takes care of rental houses, renovations
  • Graduate of University of Illinois
  • Member of Central Illinois Apartment Association
  • Member of Homebuilder Association