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Vice President - Asset Management
Mr. Jachna joined Redwood Capital Group in 2016 and provides Redwood and its investors with over 35 years of multifunctional real estate experience in asset management, transactions, property management, development, and construction. He has enhanced value for properties in the multifamily, office, industrial, hotel, technology, healthcare, resort, and vacant land asset classes. His experience is from both the equity and debt perspectives across core, value-added, opportunistic, development, and troubled properties. At Redwood, he conceives, guides, and executes asset strategies to maximize real estate asset value throughout his portfolio.
Prior to joining Redwood, John was the Director, Asset Management, Institutional Residential Real Estate for McKinley, Inc. In this position, he developed and instituted turnaround strategies on behalf of property owners, lenders, special servicers, and courts for 40 receivership apartment properties containing 5,100 units in nine states. Previously, with Freddie Mac, as Asset Management Director for High Risk Loans in the 17-state central region, he managed a debt portfolio of 400 apartment complexes with 90,000 units having a total loan balance of $4 billion. With Freddie Mac, he also negotiated loan workouts and processed foreclosures for multifamily properties.
Mr. Jachna partnered with Waterton as Co-Sponsor, Principal, and General Manager in the acquisition, renovation, and value creation of Printers’ Square, an apartment and technology mixed use property in Chicago containing over a half million square feet. In this role, he provided asset management, technology space leasing, property management, and construction management. Upon the sale of Printers’ Square, Mr. Jachna joined the Waterton corporate office as Senior Vice President-Asset Management for their entry into the industrial and hotel property markets. In this capacity, he performed asset management and acquisitions for six hotel properties and 1,000,000 square feet of industrial properties with a total capitalization of $220 million.
Among other positions earlier in his career, Mr. Jachna led the team at Anvan Companies in the overall planning, entitlement, marketing, development, and construction of Geneva National, a 1,700 acre resort / residential lakefront community in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with 2,100 housing units and three championship golf courses.
John graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, and a Concentration in Real Estate. He has been awarded the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation by the Institute of Real Estate Management and is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker.