John Combs

Executive Vice President

Orange County

John Combs is Founder and Principal of the Lincoln Property Company-owned RiverRock Real Estate Group, a West Coast-based commercial real estate service firm headquartered in Irvine, California. RiverRock services over 40 million sq. ft. of office, industrial and retail properties throughout California and Arizona from 24 offices. John formed RiverRock in response to a market-driven need for a more client-centric property service model.

Prior to launching RiverRock, John served as COO of Insignia/ESG for the Americas and Asia. He was also the President of U. S. Property Services for Insignia/ESG, Inc. John was responsible for all regional offices and service lines of an approximately 300 million sq. ft. portfolio of office, industrial and retail properties. John was also a member of the Executive, Financial, and Strategic Planning committees for Insignia/ESG. John was Chief Executive Officer of O’Donnell Property Services, Inc (OPSI), which Insignia later purchased. OPSI was a real estate service company for 24 million sq. ft. of properties in California. He had previously served as President of OPSI since its formation in 1990. Before that, he was Vice President in charge of property management for Vantage’s North Dallas Division overseeing 6-million sq. ft. of assets.

B.B.A. in Real Estate from Southern Methodist University
M.B.A. from the University of Dallas

California Real Estate Broker’s license
Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in Orange County, President (1994)
2009 CPM of the Year
2013 Retail Professional of the Year
2018 IREM ICON of the Year Award
2015 BOMA President
2022 Orange County Business Journal’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award