John Goodman is a well-established business professional and active philanthropist in the Greater Seattle area. With over four decades of experience in real estate investment, management, and development, John’s illustrious career is a testament to his entrepreneurial acumen and deep market insight. He is the founder and chairman of Goodman Real Estate, an investment firm that skillfully constructs and manages a diverse portfolio of multi-family and commercial assets.
Throughout his career, John has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the real estate sector by owning an impressive 350 buildings, encompassing over 40,000 apartment units and 2.5 million square feet of office space. His notable contributions have helped shape the Puget Sound region’s landscape of commercial space and multifamily housing.
John’s success is not merely a result of his business prowess but also his unyielding integrity, cherished professional and personal relationships, and the dynamic team of real estate professionals he has cultivated over the years. His visionary approach coupled with his infectious enthusiasm and ability to transform ideas into reality has been the driving force behind Goodman Real Estate’s accomplishments.
In recognition of his remarkable achievements, John was honored with the Washington Multifamily Housing Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, further solidifying his legacy in the industry. His entrepreneurial journey has seen him establish and own several successful companies, including Pinnacle Property Management Services (at one time the largest multifamily manager in the United States), Cascade Affordable Housing, Olympic Housing, Goodman Hospitality, Triad Development, and the Goodman Office division. Over the years John has owned or managed in forty-two states, fifty cities and four countries.
Beyond his corporate achievements, John is deeply committed to giving back to his community. In 2005, he established the Goodman Foundation, which supports organizations dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and their families. Some of the beneficiaries include the Ballard Boys & Girls Club, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the Big Brother/Big Sister program.
A proud Seattle native, John leads a fulfilling personal life alongside his successful career. He is a devoted husband and father to three children. In his leisure time, he relishes in the company of his friends and family, enjoying pursuits such as racing, golfing, and boating.