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Waterford Portfolio Growth Precipitates Hiring Need

Waterford Property Company has exhibited significant growth across its real estate portfolio and most specifically, multifamily is a high-growth area for the firm. As of late, Waterford has been acquiring class-A multifamily properties to convert to essential housing as part of a middle-income housing program in collaboration with the California Statewide Communities Development Authority.

Now the firm is growing its team, adding Sean Gulian as director of acquisitions and Jeremy Borden as controller. Gulian will target new investment opportunities throughout the West Coast in the multifamily sector and oversee national acquisitions in multifamily, office and other product types. Borden will oversee the firm’s accounting operations and financial reporting.

“Since Sean Rawson and I merged our companies to create Waterford Property Company in 2019, we have been on an aggressive growth streak of adding residential and commercial assets to our portfolio,” says John Drachman. “Our goal has always been to be a best-in-class real estate operator/developer and the only way to get there is having a best-in-class team.”

Gulian joins Waterford from Eastdil Secured where he advised on investment sales and equity placement transactions as part of the firm’s institutional multifamily and mixed-use advisory team. Prior to Eastdil, Gulian spent time at HFF’s institutional multifamily advisory team and at Deloitte Consulting’s real estate consulting Group.

Borden was an accounting manager with Irvine Company’s apartment division prior to his role at Waterford. He was also a forensic accounting professional with Gursey|Schneider LLP, where he specialized in family law asset tracings for high-net-worth individuals, and an investment analyst with Red Clay Properties LLC.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.