John Drinkard began his commercial real estate career in the late 1980s. He started as a Leasing Director for The Austin Group for 12 buildings totaling 910,000 square feet and was quickly promoted to Senior Leasing Agent.
In 1998, John founded Drinkard & Company, Inc., specializing in Tenant Representation, Investment Sales and Corporate Advisory Services. Over the years, John has executed leases and purchases for more than one million square feet. His track record includes negotiating purchases, build-to-suite transaction services, and financial and acquisition strategy analysis.
John is actively engaged in the community from coaching basketball for the past 10 years at the local Bob Sierra YMCA, to serving on the Membership Committee on the CEO Council of Tampa Bay.
He lives in the Tampa Bay Area with his wife, youngest daughter and two dogs.