EQ Office, a creator of workplace destinations and a Blackstone portfolio company, has named company veteran Britton Derkac senior vice president and national head of leasing.
The appointment is part of the company’s strategy to deliver a best-in-class leasing experience for new and existing customers across regions. The creation of a dedicated leasing function will enhance EQ’s operating capabilities nationwide.
Derkac brings nearly 20 years of commercial real estate experience to the role, the last 14 of which he spent with EQ Office, focused on leasing and portfolio management duties across multiple markets including most recently Boston, Chicago, Nashville and Washington D.C.
In his new role, Derkac will oversee all leasing activity within the EQ portfolio. He will also manage strategic customer and broker relationships to help drive customer retention and new business development.
Derkac most recently served as Senior Vice President, Portfolio Director at EQ Office, where he oversaw value creation efforts in addition to supporting the acquisition and disposition strategies for EQ. This year, he has overseen a number of significant leases across the EQ Office portfolio, including bringing a new concept from Crafted Hospitality and chef Tom Colicchio to Market Square in Washington D.C.