Derek Flottum

Senior Director, Development |


As Senior Director of Development for the Phoenix VanTrust office, Derek Flottum is primarily responsible for the identification, evaluation, and execution of development and build-to-suit opportunities in VanTrust’s primary asset classes. Additional responsibilities include coordination with municipalities, leasing negotiations, and the management of architects, engineers, consultants, and contractors.

Derek began his career in banking before transitioning into commercial real estate development. His resume includes office and industrial projects in the Phoenix market, most recently with The Opus Group. Derek has served on the Executive Board for NAIOP Arizona since 2018, and is a longtime member of the Scottsdale Charros, a nonprofit, all-volunteer civic group.

Derek received his Bachelor of Business Administration-Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Awards & Recognition
  • Generation Next 40 Under 40,
    Arizona Business Magazine 2014
Community Affiliations
  • Member, Scottsdale Charros
  • Chairperson, Homeward Bound AZ 2012 – 2021
Professional Affiliations
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Arizona
  • Executive Board Member,
    NAIOP Arizona Chapter

Notable Projects

VT 202
Tropical Distribution Center, Sephora
Tropical Distribution Center, Amazon
Tropical Distribution Center IV
Peoria Logistics Park
Chandler Corporate Center – Phase II
Chandler Corporate Center Phase I
Chandler 101
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