About Freestyle Capital
Meet the Team
Melanie McDaniel, Founder of Freestyle Capital Group, is a lifestyle design enthusiast and location independent traveler.
It is no wonder that Melanie ended up with a lifestyle that allows her to travel and live abroad for months at a time, it was who she was all along. To learn more about her journey, watch the video.
Melanie spends most of her time building relationships with strategic partners who are the best operators in the business in their investment specialty. She attends conferences, training, and networking events to stay abreast of who’s who in the business, to learn what changes are happening in the industry, and to continue to grow her professional network. She spends a significant amount of time conducting due diligence on sponsors, projects, market economics, and she negotiates, structures, and presents only the best opportunities to her investor-partners.
Melanie found her purpose, which is to inspire others to join the lifestyle design movement and to help them find their path to financial freedom and grow their wealth through real estate. She continues living her dream lifestyle of travel and time freedom while still on her own journey to financial freedom.
Derek Yoder serves as the Underwriting Consultant for Freestyle Capital Group.
In 2015 Derek switched careers to focus on his interest in commercial real estate. He currently serves as the Director of Acquisitions, Asset Management and Dispositions for a large investment group in Salt Lake City, Utah. Derek manages all 1031 transactions for the company and underwrites and transacts in all domestic US markets. He has worked to acquire over $760M in assets and has helped facilitate the sales of over $1B in assets. Additionally, he helps manage investor relationships, helps with business development and contributes to model development and opportunity analysis.
Derek graduated with a Bachelor of Finance from University of Phoenix and a Master of Finance from Penn State.
In his free time, Derek serves as the CFO and a Founding Partner for Vintage Spirits Distillery, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additionally, he is a Master Gardener through Utah State University and volunteers at the local community gardens serviced by Utah State University. When he has time to relax, he takes his boys camping, biking and rockhounding.
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