Darren K. Real Estate, LLC

92 Ralph Avenue ~ Brooklyn, New York 11221

Office: 718-919-1612 ~ Fax: 718-919-6360

Email: darren@darrenkre.com

Darren K. Pearson is an established entrepreneur.  He developed five running businesses in the Real Estate marketplace in the Brooklyn, New York and Queens’s areas and two distributing companies.  These businesses are: Darren K. Real Estate, LLC, a HUD certified full service real estate firm that develops residential and commercial properties, handling sales, apartment rentals, mortgages, and real estate consulting, including management for apartment buildings, receivership properties and major commercial space; Darren K. Real Estate, LLC Maintenance Division, a janitorial service firm to assure property maintenance, cleaning and garbage removal; DK Real Estate, LLC , to handle construction and expediting for real estate development; and, Howard Avenue Development L.P., a full service management company formed for the acquisition, rehabilitation and development of quality housing, of previously owned city multi-dwelling buildings for low, moderate and middle income families.   Darren K Real Estate Distributors, Inc. was formed for distributing domestic and international products, and Green Conservation Technology Distributors, LLC, are distributors of green technology.
Before becoming involved in real estate, Darren worked as an account executive for Amergold Corporation, a Wall Street Commodities firm.  Darren also worked for Vanguard Oil Corporation as a fuel salesperson in the commercial and barge sales department.  His duties included fuel sales to Con Edison, PSE&G, LILCO and Government contracts.  Within one year, Darren was promoted to Director of Public Relations for Vanguard and headed the “Robert F. Kennedy Memorial” Home Oil Transfer Program.
Vanguard’s participation in this program allowed Darren to provide fuel oil to needy families and non-profit organizations at discount prices, sometimes at no cost.  Due to his success, Darren was promoted to Vice President of Procurement and Industrial Sales for Vanco Oil co., a subsidiary of Vanguard Oil Corp.
After leaving Vanguard, Darren worked as the Real Estate Sales Manager for Charles E. Simpson Real Estate Company where Darren obtained his broker’s license within one year.  It was after this period Darren started his four Real Estate companies.Several years later, Darren and Lydia established their Distributing Companies.
Darren is active in the Brooklyn and Manhattan communities, as a former Chairman of the Men’s Caucus for Congressman Ed Towns, member of 100 Black Men, Inc. and a member of former N.Y.State Senator David Patterson’s Progressive Professional Network.

Lydia A. Berry Pearson - Chief Financial Officer/Managing Member: Responsible for providing leadership, administrative direction and strategic focus for all business plans and financial aspects of the real estate management and development operations, including budgeting, forecasting, profit analyses and revenue/expense allocations.  Manage payroll activity, human resources benefits, liaison with attorneys, accounting staff, corporate and philanthropic sponsors and governmental agencies for acquisitions of residential and commercial properties.  Prepare monthly management reports for operations and budget.  Supervise general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable staff; manage inventory accounts and establish vendor relationships.

Lydia has also worked for Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide as a Business Manager responsible for preparing quarterly forecasts and annual budgets including tracking revenue by client and monthly expenses for salary forecast, staffing levels and billing capacity for the Health and Medical Group.  Advised accounting team on all billing rates, contracts and recoveries for month-end analyses.  Liaised with senior staff on financial implementations of profit and loss by group and account management.

Prior to working with Ogilvy Public Relation worldwide, Lydia worked for Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield in various financial capacities from 1983 through 1998, responsible for lease acquisitions, and over $200 million budgets for the Legal, Marketing, Human Resources and Auditing divisions.

Lydia has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance and Management, from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts.  She plans to pursue her Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Lydia is a member of the New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women.  She has served on the Executive Board as Third Vice-President and chaired the Membership and International Affairs Committees.  Lydia is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; and mentors young women from a not-for-profit organization, the Blue Nile Rites of Passage, Inc. dedicated to the spiritual, cultural and moral character development of America’s youth.