Property Person of the Year 2007 | Mr Greg Goodman
Date: Wednesday 16th May 2007
Venue : The Westin Hotel, Sydney
Speaker: The NSW Premier, the Hon. Morris Iemma MP
Winner Mr Greg Goodman, Group Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Goodman Group Ltd
The Property Person of the Year is an annual award presented to a property sector leader in NSW. The 2007 Property Person of the Year award was presented by the NSW Premier , the Hon Morris Iemma MP to Mr Greg Goodman, Group Chief Executive Officer of the Macquarie Goodman Group at a charity fundraising dinner in aid of the Warrah Society.
Winner of the Property Person of the Year 2007
Mr Greg GoodmanGreg Goodman is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Goodman Group and is responsible for its global operations and implementation of the companys strategic plan.
Macquarie Goodman is a global leader in property investment, development and management services. It is the largest industrial property group listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and the second largest in the world, with offices across Asia Pacific, UK and Europe.
At the core of the groups remarkable success is its unique customer service model, which reflects the organisations commitment to creating long-term customer relationships.
The Hon Morris Iemma, Premier of NSW
presenting the Property Person of the Year
2007 Award to Mr Greg Goodman,
Group Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie
Goodman Group Ltd
Greg has 25 years of experience in the property industry with significant expertise in the industrial property and business space arena. Gregs philosophy is simple put back into the community what you take out, plus a little bit.
Greg moved to Australia from New Zealand in late 1985. He formed a substantial private unit property trust predominantly comprising industrial properties in 1989. In July 1995, the trust listed on the Australian Stock Exchange as Goodman Hardie Industrial Property Trust with a portfolio of eight properties and total assets of approximately $73.2 million. In 2000 it merged with Macquarie Industrial Trust and is now known as Macquarie Goodman Industrial Trust (MGI).
Greg played a fundamental role in establishing MGIs position as the largest industrial property trust on the Australian Stock Exchange. He oversaw the merger of Macquarie Industrial Trust and Macquarie Goodman Management Limited to create Macquarie Goodman Group, and has managed the Groups prolific growth since then.
Today, the Groups total assets under management total $33.3 billion. It has 543 business space properties under management, approximately 1000 staff and 2,500 customers. Macquarie Goodman Group acquired three like-minded businesses in Europe Arlington in December 2005, Eurinpro in May 2006 and Akeler in November 2006. Collaboratively, these businesses provided the complete platform to deliver the Groups Customer Service Model in Europe.
Macquarie Goodman integrates specialist services and expertise around the globe to deliver complete, proactive property solutions. The Macquarie Goodman global brand was built on the combined strengths of four like-minded businesses across Asia-Pacific and Europe, the commitment of a passionate team, and the support of loyal customers.
Greg is married to Anna and has three boys, Josh, Sam and Harry. His family has significant financial interests in New Zealand, with his parents still residing there. Gregs older brother Patrick is the managing director of the Goodmans private company and his younger brother Craig is a director of global customer relationships for Macquarie Goodman Group in Paris.
Greg enjoys spending time with his family as well as boating, skiing and tennis.
Greg admires people who live their lives to the fullest and thrive on their achievements. His best investment was an airline ticket to Australia in 1984. His worst investment was a set of golf clubs which he has never used.
MC Jean Kittson at the Property
Prson of the Year 2007
Mr Greg Goodman accepting the honour
of Property Person of the Year 2007
Pat Tierney, Chairman of the Warrah Society
Bob Rose, Chairman of the Urban Taskforce