We are extremely excited to announce that our own Derek Fleming, Director of Business Development for the Marcus Samuelsson Group, has been notably recognized as one of The Network Journal's 4o Under Forty! This award aims to recognize professional achievement within a particular industry and honors those individuals who make important contributions within their community. For Fleming, that last bit holds very true.
Along with Marcus, Fleming helped launch the hospitality management group back in 2009 and additionally now holds equity partnership at Red Rooster. While negotiating restaurant operations is his forte, he also focuses on product development, real estate transactions and additional corporate partnerships in Harlem.
After tackling the real estate industry in his hometown state of California, Fleming moved to New York and became the economic development manager at the New York Empowerment Zone where he worked with a $60 million public lending portfolio helping to revitalize the job market and restaurant expansions in Harlem. Join us in congratulating him as he rightfully deserves this exciting praise and high achievement.