We are a boutique commercial real estate transaction advisory company operating out of Frankfurt, Germany.


  • Advice
  • Transactions
  • Solutions


  • Confidential
  • Personal
  • Effective


  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Discretion


It was founded in 2009 by Darron White and Martin Drinkwater, both senior-level real estate professionals each with over 30 years’ experience in the German and international property investment markets. Darron is Managing Director and sole principal, and he is assisted by Martin Drinkwater on a strategic consultancy basis. WhiteWater’s relationships lie within the domestic and international investment communities. Darron and Martin offer unique insights and access via their personal standing with key market participants.


Today’s clients are looking for independent, high-quality, effective advice and guidance to assist their decision-making processes. As trusted advisor, WhiteWater is able to provide the necessary objectivity.

The current phase of the property cycle will feature single asset and portfolio sales, acquisitions, work-through, realignment and renegotiation. WhiteWater provides its clients with tailored, confidential solutions built around the following skills:

Advisory services
  • Strategic review
  • Scenario evaluation
  • Liquidity analysis
  • Financial analysis
  • Value assessment
Transaction services
  • Single asset sales/acquisitions
  • Portfolio sales/acquisitions
  • Sale process management
  • Exit management
  • Buy-side advice



Darron and Martin are senior level property professionals combining domestic expertise with international perspectives. Both Darron and Martin have been European Directors with Jones Lang LaSalle. They have significant experience in single asset and portfolio sales and acquisitions in Germany and Switzerland, and have been responsible for and completed some of the largest and highest-profile transactions to date, with total transaction volumes in excess of € 5 billion.

Darron White

Darron White

Managing Director and Principal

Darron is a former European Director of Jones Lang LaSalle in Frankfurt. As Head of Portfolio Investment he was responsible for the successful completion of numerous significant portfolio and single asset sales totaling over € 5 billion.

Previously he was Head of Valuation Advisory. He has over 30 years’ real estate experience, 25 of those in Germany. He is a fluent German speaker.

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Phone +49 69 710 455 567

Martin Drinkwater

Martin Drinkwater

Strategic Consultant

Martin is a former European Director of Jones Lang LaSalle and brings extensive international experience to WhiteWater. He was lead director of the firm’s UK-based European advisory and professional division.

Martin was previously a director in JLL’s San Francisco office, subsequently opening and heading its Canadian operations out of Toronto. He has 20 years’ experience of large-scale portfolio transactions in both Germany and Switzerland.

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