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 is to provide a unique living environment from which to enjoy your college experience. To accomplish this goal, we strive to deliver all the extras and conveniences we would have wanted when we attended the University. For example: personal attention, free parking, high speed internet access, free onsite laundry, flexible leases, LARGE bedrooms, extra bathrooms, PROMPT maintenance, and stylish interiors with many other fine touches. Let our personal service simplify your living experience so you can apply your time and effort to the more important aspects of college life.

We offer leasing opportunities on or near the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. Our unique houses have been either recently constructed or remodeled with up-to-date appliances and fixtures. They’re places you’ll be proud to call “home” during your stay.

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