As we close out 2020 and look ahead to 2021, we take this opportunity to reflect on all that we have accomplished this past year through our 2020 IMPACT Report. We have learned from the COVID-19 crisis how integral our IMPACT program is to our residents, communities, and employees. We are proud that in a year unlike any other, we have made a measurable IMPACT in our community. We looked for new and creative ways to make a difference in our industry through our continued focus on shelter, community, education, sustainability, and relief.
While our communities remained open to provide essential services to our residents, we were also focused on the safety and well-being of our employees and residents. To show our appreciation for their heroic work and commitment, we provided our essential workers with personal stimulus checks and while we recognize the cost impact, we believe it was the right thing to do to support our team members. We also established RRAD (Residents Resource Assistance Division) to help our residents navigate the crisis and connect them to rent relief programs in their area.
While 2020 was a year of change, it was an important year to remind us that what we do as a company matters and we can make a big difference in people’s lives. With our scale and ability to innovate quickly, we collectively donated time, talent, and treasure, because making an IMPACT in our GRE communities is at the center of who we are. We promoted our 16 paid volunteer IMPACT hours for our team members and encouraged safe opportunities to engage. We established a new partnership with Year Up and continued to be an active collaborator throughout the community.
One thing we learned from the COVID-19 crisis and what continues to be clear is our mission, to be a driving force for positive community change and being a trusted partner in the co-creation of thoughtful, well-built, healthy, and profitable communities. We look forward to building our IMPACT this year as we deepen our purpose and work for a better tomorrow. We’re proud of the work our teams are doing to help our residents and our communities through this difficult time.
John Goodman, George Petrie, & Kelli Jo Norris
IMPACT reflects the core values of Goodman Real Estate lived out in our daily work, communities and partnerships.
At Goodman Real Estate, we focus on making a purposeful IMPACT through shelter, community, education, sustainability, and relief.
“Goodman Real Estate is such a wonderful Year Up partner. The support they show for the young professionals they host from our program really goes above and beyond a traditional internship. Ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity for all young adults is critical in our work to close the opportunity gap. Goodman Real Estate consistently demonstrates they are a true partner in this mission! Thank you GRE!!”
Associate Director, Corporate Engagement
Year Up Puget Sound
“We are so grateful for this gift from Goodman Real Estate, which will help us to ensure that all Club members have healthy and wholesome meals all day long. The Club is serving over 100 kids each day, from pre-k through high school, and nutrition has become an even bigger part of our program this year as many students are eating several meals and snacks each day at the Club. Part of creating a safe space for kids is creating a healthy space, a nourishing space, and this investment will go a long way towards supporting the day-to-day wellness of youth during these uncertain times. You are making it possible for us to provide this vital service.”
Boys & Girls Club King County
In 2020, we launched the One Percent IMPACT Initiative at Goodman Real Estate. Through this program, we help individuals and families find housing at GRE communities who otherwise might not have a roof over their head.
These are residents who needed a second chance, an amended screening, and discounted rent. This program supports households during a time of need and helps them get back on their feet.
Residents living in our communities
In rent discounts for One Percent IMPACT Initiative
Households moved into GRE communities with One Percent IMPACT Initiative
Last year, we increased our paid-volunteer time to 16-hours per team member. We were creative in finding different ways to give back to our communities and support our residents throughout the year.
Our team members gave back in the following ways:
Made Masks for Residents | Volunteered at Local Parks | Collected Food & Volunteered at Local Food Banks Participated in Marches for Equality | Volunteered at Schools and Churches
Donated to organizations that support our values
Hours donated to our community
In donated time
We supported a variety of education initiatives throughout Washington State.
We partnered with North Seattle College to support the Property Management Program through both a monetary donation and giving of our time.
We also started a new partnership with Year-Up, a non-profit that teaches students about working in the corporate world. The program places students into six-month internships where students get valuable hands-on experience.
Donated to student scholarships
Scholarships awarded to students at North Seattle College
First generation college students & students of color
The year we launched the Year-Up Program at GRE
Year-Up interns placed at GRE throughout the year
Year-Up intern hired full-time at GRE
We believe in creating sustainable living spaces for our residents that are eco-friendly and green.
In 2020, the construction of our Midtown 64 community featured these green building standards.
Sq. Ft. of green roofs
Tons of recycled dry wall
In times of crisis we collaborate with our professional and trade partners, and local organizations to provide relief.
We partnered with non-profits like Northwest Harvest and Move For Hunger to provide resources to those in need in our local communities.
We also partnered with a local organization, We Love Kent, to distribute food boxes to households living in our GRE communities located in Kent.
Pounds of food donated
Food boxes distributed to GRE residents