Derek Merman

Derek is MGNY’s Operations Manager. Derek’s daily activities include working with developers, property owners, and city agencies to make sure filing steps are followed both efficiently and transparently. His responsibilities include putting together residential tax exemptions, tax opinion letters, and DHCR compliance. Derek oversees various annual filings such as tax protest applications and RPIE filings and works with the software development team to design, test, and deploy new software advancements.

He also prepares cases for and attends hearings at the New York City Tax Commision. Derek assists the MGNY Affordable Housing unit by managing their projects and helping with software design and implementation. His hobbies include surfing, snowboarding, camping, and designing a wellness center he hopes to open one day in the South Pacific.