Property Consultant & Designer
Cody Derrick sits squarely as the owner and founder of cityhomeCOLLECTIVE, but the handle ‘average realtor’ doesn’t suit him one stitch. His market knowledge, design aesthetic, and philosophies are unparalleled, each lending itself quite keenly to a highly-adaptable business model. A passionate connector, Cody has established a massive and loyal client base in both real estate and design; more than 600 successful real-estate transactions and several high-end design projects can attest firmly to it. Part realtor, part designer, part vastly conceptual creator, he’s our clever chief and your perfect consultant.
Leigh Anne Bernal is far more than staggering meatballs. That is to say, her meatballs will astound you, but her breadth of experience in the collective is equally manifest. From coast to coast, she’s purchased, rehabilitated, renovated, and sold more homes than any 5 people you know. Her know-how blends swimmingly with 20 years of financial experience for transition to the world of real estate; she happens to be a highly-skilled short-sale negotiator. Buyers, sellers and meatball lovers, delight.
Mark Seely glories in aesthetic in all her forms; art, architecture, nature, and the like are equally venerated. He’s made a life’s work of delighting and participating in the facets of his inspiration via various routes of fashion, construction, and design. As theCOLLECTIVE’s tallest drink of whiskey, this gentleman and artist will continue to explore another of his fascinations – the inhabitants of SLC – by way of his real-estate prowess. Mark’s equal to the mantra [‘love where you live’]…years of experience and a confident, tattooed hand will make sure you are, too.
Virginia Ulibarri is an integrator of people, places and things. Stated simply, she delights in connection. Experience in legal and management provide the platform for function, but solid backgrounds in architecture, drafting and design will lend fresh perspective and a creative click in her efforts at theCOLLECTIVE. Virginia’s inspired by any built environment that fuses balance, form and beauty. As an agent and designer, she’ll satisfy a personal desire to connect the folks with a space they love, be it purchased or rented. Passion infused with lattés yields a potent combination.
Brian Tripoli is trust and integrity exemplified. With over a decade of real estate savoir-faire under his belt [new construction, investment properties, and short sales among them], he’s got somewhat of a vantage at our COLLECTIVE. A keen believer in the importance of listening, his knack for connecting with folks from all walks of life is uncanny, to be sure. Whether you’re seeking your first home or a jaw-dropping spread on the hill, Brian’s client-focused approach and old-fashioned real-estate pluck lend will themselves quite nicely to a thorough and efficient home buying/selling process, start to finish.
Corigan Kushma has landed in our circle with a background laden in travel and varied efforts. A former wild-land firefighter/construction worker/model/actress/archeologist, among other things, she attained a real estate license as a direct result of interest in real estate law. As an oil-painting artist who wields a surfboard as adeptly as she does a paintbrush, we think she fits quite nicely into our blended COLLECTIVE. Her vast catalog of skills can be neatly reduced to a savvy ability to identify with any and all clients. Translation: smooth, seasoned sailing to loving where you live.
Monica Draper is the personification of a work ethic that won’t be subdued. A transplant from the southerly lands of St. George, her desire to be a COLLECTIVE agent was met squarely with handshakes and smiles across the board. This spitfire has more than 14 years under her real-estate belt, which couples superlatively with her adept know-how and impeccable awareness of client needs. Her taste for modern design is paralleled only by her love of all things clean and minimal. For now, all noted, she’ll have her talents at the ready to get you into (or out of) the space that brought you here.
Andrea Beecher makes mountains of molehills, the translation here being more literal than metaphorical. She’s drawn irresistibly to design, with a focus on the viscera. All roads, educational and recreational, have directed Andrea to a life of the motif. Interior design degree, corporate floorsets, movie-set design; cityhomeCOLLECTIVE is the next logical step in the forward-thinking climb in design for this lady bird. She wields a wallpaper sample with astounding creative license…a skill that’s analogous only with her shocking ability to make you feel more at home than you ever have before. Auspicious clients, you.
Emily Thurman hails from a greener portion of the west coast, but her love for the desert is sweet and sincere. A celebrator of fine architecture and well-designed spaces, we were arms-wide-open when she came aboard as our staging coordinator. She’s got a degree in business, but Emily‘s passions extend well beyond a finely-executed spreadsheet. She’s rooted firmly in interior design, and she stands acutely aware of her role at our COLLECTIVE. Marketing experience in tow, Emily will conceptualize, strategize, and customize to land on a perfectly staged space every single time.
Jenny Compton runs officially as cityhomeCOLLECTIVE’s listing coordinator. Satisfaction isn’t something that everyone experiences on the job. She attains this rarely-found sensation by identifying a home’s unique property features that differentiate it from every other home on the market; she’s the indispensable force behind the information and authentication of every listing transaction. Fortuitously, Cody’s pairing method has proven successful in finding those most suited to helping him help you.
Lauren Bald is certifiably born of the mean streets of Newport Beach, California. She migrated to the land of salt for the quintessential change in scenery and a culled selection of snowboarding gents. One fine day, she peeled herself from the dean’s list in interior design to grace us with a brief internship, but moxie like this is hard to come by, so we baptized her as one of our own. Lauren’s daily efforts in our COLLECTIVE sphere are as varied as her tats, but her discipline and drive are unflappable. This saucy missus finds design inspiration in L.A. street-life culture, gaudy Las Vegas, and mid-century modern Palm Springs — a mixed bag of style that will lend itself quite nicely to your future design endeavors, wouldn’t you say?
Amy Tibbals is very personally connected to the COLLECTIVE. Her contribution runs left of the mainline; our singular weakness happens to find balance in her strength. An English degree lends a scrap of credibility, but her talent lies in marking up a paper until it bleeds with red. Such tendencies have led her to a position as our Editor-in-chief. An unrelenting need to keep her eagle eye on everything we do has forced this comprehensive copy editor’s hand as the unofficial webmaster of our site. In spare times, she lobbies heavily against the use of such words as ‘irregardless’ and ‘ginormous’. For a day’s pay, she’ll rework and doll-up every word we send into the world. In effect, she does for our words what we do for your space.
Katie Bald is a fervent fighter for the rights of the Oxford comma and a practitioner of the pop-culture pen. That is to say — as a very regular contributor to our COLLECTIVE blog — she’ll be sprinkling most of her well-written stories with either hip-hop lyrics or movie quotes. As our editor’s right-hand gal, she’ll aid in whipping the copy on our site into tip-top shape, but she’ll pull double duty as an assistant marketing coordinator with the prowess of ten, to boot. An English graduate of the University of Utah, this bird is a lover of the spooky and a firm believer in the Ray Bradbury school of thought: says he, “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”