Developing Leader Spotlight: Building a Company and Local Communities

Personal connections have been key to John Drachman entering the commercial real estate industry and establishing his own business. A recipient of NAIOP’s 2015 Developing Leaders Award, Drachman has been a NAIOP member since 2007, serves as co-chair of the Property Investment Perspectives National Forum, and is a member of the Industry Trends Task Force and the National Forums Advisory Committee. In his role as the president/founder of Stillwater Investment Group, he is responsible for the firm’s investment and asset management activities. During his career, he has successfully executed over $350 million of value-add and opportunistic real estate acquisitions and has led the asset management efforts on a portfolio of properties with a net worth of over $750 million. Read on for more about what drives and inspires this remarkable Developing Leader.