President of COMMERCIAL Division
John Drachman is responsible for the firm’s commercial division and capital raising activities. Since starting his predecessor firm, Stillwater Investment Group, in 2014, Mr. Drachman has acquired and been a partner in over $400 million of office, retail, and apartment assets in Southern California. To acquire these assets, Mr. Drachman has created and developed joint venture partnerships with high net-worth private investors, family offices and institutional equity funds while leveraging his strong relationships within the brokerage community to source opportunities.
Prior to founding Waterford, Mr. Drachman was a Vice President with Greenlaw Partners in Orange County, where he sourced and managed a portfolio of real estate assets throughout Southern California and Arizona. Mr. Drachman began his career as a commercial real estate broker with Grubb & Ellis. Mr. Drachman earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Arizona. He went on to earn his MBA degree as well as his Master in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California where he is now an adjunct faculty member. He is an active member of NAIOP, and an avid swimmer and golfer. He currently resides in Newport Beach with his wife, Laura, and their two children.