RECENT NEWS & INSIGHTS
Goodkin Speaks on ‘Cuba Impact’
Lewis Goodkin was quoted in a November 30 article in The Miami Herald on the impact of Fidel Castro’s death on South Florida real estate.
Why You Should Engage Goodkin Consulting
Lewis M. Goodkin is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading real estate consultants, with more than 50 years of experience in all residential and commercial sectors. His award-winning book, “When Real and Estate and Home Building Become Big Business,” was the first to focus exclusively on mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in the real estate and homebuilding business. Today, Goodkin Consulting provides insightful real estate analysis to leading investors, financial institutions, and legal and accounting firms, as well as builders, developers and property owners. We deliver strategic advice to help clients maximize opportunities, and specific recommendations to turn real estate market analysis into action.
A Note From Lew Goodkin
Knowledge… Experience… Results
I’ve often noted that when amateurs fail, it’s because they missed the subtleties of the market; when experts fail, it’s because they missed the obvious. Our experienced team digs deeply into every engagement to be sure that nothing is missed. In today’s turbulent world, we know that missing the market by a little bit can be tantamount to missing it altogether.
We bring a wealth of knowledge and many years of experience to every real estate assignment. Our experienced team of professionals employs sophisticated real estate market research techniques coupled with a wealth of hands-on experience to provide our clients with specific, detailed, action-oriented concepts, development programs and product recommendations. In other words, we help our clients turn market research into action.
Our team’s unique approach often leads to market innovations, as well as exciting, highly successful projects. In turn, we enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that we helped create truly satisfying living, working, leisure and shopping environments – sometimes all in the same project.
In every engagement, our concern for people comes first. For us, this philosophy is not merely smart strategy but, in a larger sense, the only way to do business. We thank our growing, diverse clientele and welcome your inquiries about our services.
Lewis M. Goodkin, CRE, FRICS, MIRM
The Goodkin Report – Timely Real Estate Insights and Analysis
Two years ago at CCIM’s annual South Florida meeting, our consultants took a close look at the downtown Miami condo market, and warned against the risk of overbuilding. Market conditions would be particularly challenging for developments in secondary locations with...read more
Professional Builder's recent 75th anniversary edition included a profile of pioneering market researcher Sanford R. Goodkin, who co-founded Goodkin Research in 1959 with his brother Lewis Goodkin. "My brother Sandy brought plenty of new ideas to the market, and we...read more
While South Florida’s residential builders would like to ramp up production in 2017 to meet pent-up demand, they must overcome two challenges: finding suitable land in highly populated markets and constructing affordable and attractive products. Builders also face...read more
Charter Award from Congress for the New Urbanism
The Congress for the New Urbanism recently honored Coral Gables town planning firm Dover, Kohl & Partners with a 2017 Charter Award for its work on Plan NoBe. Goodkin Consulting advised Dover Kohl on the City of Miami Beach’s master plan to revitalize the North Beach community by creating a town center, providing more mobility options, enhancing existing neighborhoods, better utilizing public lands and building for sustainability.
Goodkin Advises on Sports Project
Goodkin Consulting recently completed an economic impact report for a South American developer planning an $85 million auto club and track in northwest Miami-Dade County. Other Goodkin sports-related engagements include studies for four MLB Spring Training facilities and a major land use study for “Historic Dodgertown,” the former Los Angeles Dodgers property in Vero Beach.
Market Study Completed for Mississippi Development
Goodkin Consulting conducted a major market study for a new Town Center in Jackson, Mississippi, for the bank that foreclosed on the site. The study identified residential rental apartments, for-sale residential housing, senior housing and a retail and office development as projected uses for center.
“You were right on the money with your prediction about how all the years of easy money, risky, zero-interest and sub-prime loans in the mortgage market would eventually catch up to us.”
Glenn Silber, Producer, ABC News, 20/20
Goodkin Consulting is known for bringing innovative ideas to the development industry, including:
- The first condominium conversion in California
- Unfinished space for home expansion
- The garden kitchen
- The first patio and zero lot concepts in California, Florida and South Carolina.
- Master-planned retirement communities catering to seniors
Helping Clients Achieve Their Goals in Constantly Changing Market Conditions
Half a century ago, Goodkin Consulting virtually invented the discipline of modern real estate market research. Today, Goodkin Consulting firm provides insightful real estate analysis and thoughtful forecasts, based on solid research, on the key issues facing the nation’s real estate markets. Our firm’s comprehensive reports provide clients in the real estate and financial sectors with specific, detailed recommendations, helping them turn analysis into action.