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Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman is President of Goodman Williams Group, where she specializes in analyzing market trends and creating development strategies for public- and private-sector clients.  Through numerous real estate cycles, she has analyzed opportunities for residential, retail, office, and industrial projects. 

Helping to strengthen retail corridors and downtown business districts has been an important component of Ms. Goodman’s consulting practice.  She has assessed commercial development opportunities in Chicago neighborhoods on the north, south, and west sides.  In the suburbs, she has teamed up with urban planning firms to develop plans for a variety of transit-served downtowns, including Winnetka, Wilmette, Evanston, Glenview, Palatine, Bartlett, Barrington, Elmhurst, LaGrange, Naperville, Villa Park, Worth, Cicero, Maywood, and University Park.  

Ms. Goodman has contributed to dozens of real estate market analyses for the City of Chicago under the Planning Now program.  Her analyses have involved site-specific residential and commercial development proposals as well as plans for corridors and neighborhoods.  A citywide retail analysis included strategies to improve the City’s competitive position.  She was on a team that analyzed trends in the industrial usage of the Chicago Area Waterway System. Goodman Williams Group has completed several commercial and residential market studies of the Loop for the Chicago Loop Alliance.  They were also part of the team working for the State of Illinois on the sale of the J.R. Thompson Center. 

Prior to co-founding Goodman Williams Group in 1993, Ms. Goodman was a Project Manager in the Corporate Advisory Services Group of Rubloff, then a full-service real estate firm.  Ms. Goodman began her career at Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC), a national real estate consulting firm.  

Ms. Goodman has served as President of the Chicago Region Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land economics society.  She is a long-time Board Member of the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), a leading civic organization.  She has guest lectured at the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at Roosevelt University’s Graduate Real Estate Program.  A resident of Lincoln Park, Ms. Goodman serves on the Planning Committee of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association and the Lincoln Yards Community Advisory Council.

Linda Goodman

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