Real Estate: DERRICK SWAAK
PARTNER AND MANAGING BROKER, TTR SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY, McLEAN
A first-generation American whose family hails from the Netherlands, Swaak joined TTR Sotheby’s International Realty as a partner in 2007 and is managing broker for the firm’s offices in McLean and The Plains, as well as chief operating officer. With 485 employees, about 350 of whom are in Virginia, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty had $5 billion in sales volume for fiscal year 2021, with $126.6 million in gross commission income.
A member of the advisory board of the McLean Project for the Arts, Swaak is also immediate past president of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors.
EDUCATION: Cornell University (bachelor’s degree, MBA)
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: A nice Napa cabernet served with a great steak
FIRST JOB: Hotel bellman (in high school)
PERSON I ADMIRE: My father, who recently passed. He overcame a difficult childhood to raise a wonderful and loving family. He taught me to keep an open mind, to always be improving and to remain curious.
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Washington Nationals