Derrick Evers, Managing Partner <br> Chief Executive Officer

Derrick Evers
Managing Partner
Chief Executive Officer


Derrick Evers is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Dallas-based Kaizen Development  Partners (KDP), a full service commercial real estate development firm specializing in office and urban mixed-use developments. Mr. Evers brings a  versatile and deep knowledge of development, master planning, entitlements,  construction and capital markets. Mr. Evers has over twenty (20) years  of extensive and diverse project management experience, ranging from  healthcare, government and corporate to academic developments. Having  been a serial entrepreneur, his vision and forward thinking continuously  innovates and constantly challenges systemic norms with the singular object  of achieving better outcomes for all stakeholders.

Prior to co-founding KDP, Mr. Evers served as CEO and Partner of Neal  Richards Group (NRG). Under Mr. Evers’ leadership, NRG grew its business  from a start-up in 2008 with zero assets to nearly a billion dollars of real  estate in roughly seven (7) years. Mr. Evers brings a large company pedigree  because of his many years at the Staubach Company (now JLL) under the  leadership of Roger Staubach, and also the Trammell Crow Company (now  CBRE) under the mentorship of CEO Bob Sulentic. Those great organizations  helped influence Mr. Evers’ own strong sense of ethics and values for a client-  first, entrepreneurial organization. That “continuous improvement” in real  estate has manifested itself in the creation of KDP.



Graduate School - Harvard Business School (OPM)

Undergraduate - Texas A&M University (Construction Science/Management)

Adjunct Professor – Southern Methodist University (SMU)



Make-A-Wish (Board Member); The Compelling Why - mentorship program  for young men; Jack & Jill of America Speaker/ Mentor, Serial Industry and Motivational Speaker including Bisnow  Summits; Active speaker for Texas A&M real estate groups; Youth group leader  at Rockpointe Church.



Young Presidents Organization (YPO) North Texas; Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association; Healthcare Executives  Network; former member of The Real Estate Council (TREC) and Political Action  Committee; Aggies Professional Network; Harvard Business Network; Affiliate  of Associated Builders and Contractors; Associated General Contractors.



•D CEO’s Developer of the Year – 2022
•Dallas 500 Award – 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
•Dallas Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deal Award
•Featured in D Magazine’s CEO Edition
•Award Recipient for Dallas Business Journal’s 40 under 40 - 2013
•Nominee for 2012 Ernest and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award
•Strathmore’s Who’s Who recognition in Dallas Real Estate

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