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Robert Derdiger

You might call Robert Derdiger "Mr. AEPi." Robert is managing director of the not-for-profit asset and property management team ESPONDA Associates, which primarily serves the international Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi in making sure young Jewish men have a true home away from home. 

Robert is a leader in the collegiate housing industry; his team manages 38 housing corporations that house over 1,100 undergrads each year. In and outside of his work, he strives to teach the inherently Jewish values of AEPi to active brothers and enjoys mentoring Jewish college students. He's a board member of The Fraternal Housing Association, The Fraternity Sorority Political Action Committee and the Chi Upsilon Foundation, which supports the chapter that started his AEPi journey at the University of Colorado.

When he's not helping students, you can find him skiing in the winter, kayaking in the summer, or working on home improvement projects all year long.




Primary gig:

Managing Director of ESPONDA Associates Inc., the real estate team that serves Alpha Epsilon Pi, The Jewish Fraternity

On the side:

Consulting and real estate investing

Relationship status:


Describe yourself in 10 words or less:

Hard-working, passionate, leader, tinkerer, generous, idealistic, brotherly, good-humored, adventurous, dog-lover

Celebrity doppelganger/who would play you in a movie:

Dan Stevens from "Downton Abbey"

Something most people don’t know about me:

I was an Eagle Scout (Boy Scout) and am still a member of the National Eagle Scout Association. Scouting taught me a ton about leadership and the importance of living life in accordance with your values.