Who is DeVan
The company was founded in 2011 in Tempe, Arizona by Edward and Derek Van Der Werf. They started buying rental properties in early 2010, fixing them up, and renting them out. As time went on they begin to buy and hold more and more properties. The plan was to manage and run each one themselves. As time went on they continued to do that which lead to them starting DeVan Management. Now the company runs and manages multiple properties throughout the valley for themselves and also other landlords with rental properties.
Edward Van Der Werf
Edward has over 45 years of experience in both construction and real estate industries. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University. After college, he founded a structural concrete restoration company in 1975 based in Tempe, Arizona that has now expanded to over 48 states nationwide. He has also been involved in buying and managing multiple commercial buildings and properties in the valley. He began buying residential rental properties in 2010 which eventually turned into the start of DeVan Management. Edward is now retired and enjoys his time working on classic cars and fly fishing.
Derek Van Der Werf
Derek is the son of Edward and was a co-founder of DeVan Management. He currently holds the position of President at DeVan and oversees all day to day operations. He began working in the real estate industry in 2010 with his father. Since the start of the company in 2011 he is responsible for growing the company from running 10 rentals to over 30+ throughout the valley. He personally works with each property and client to ensure the highest quality of service is always provided. He has also been involved in many different projects including buying, renovating, and selling many properties in the valley. When Derek is not in the office he enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, and playing the drums.