Derek Pershing has been assisting clients with real estate transactions at Wilson Cribbs + Goren since 2013. Like many other attorneys at the firm, Derek has had a lifetime connection to real estate. Derek has made that desire a reality. He received three board certifications from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization: in Commercial Real Estate Law, Residential Real Estate Law, and Farm and Ranch Real Estate Law. He is one of only 42 attorneys currently practicing law in Texas and holding all three designations, as well as the youngest with this distinction. Derek is also an Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law Houston where he teaches a Real Estate Transactional Skills Course.
Another positive sign is when real estate MBA courses are created in conjunction with real estate industry trade organizations such as the CCIM Institute or the Urban Land Institute. Those classes can be counted toward reputable industry certifications, which improve the odds of finding a real estate job upon graduation from business school.16 September 2021