Daniel L. Goodwin
Chairman & CEO, The Inland
Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc.
Daniel L. Goodwin is Chairman and CEO of The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. headquartered on a 28 acre campus in Oak Brook, Illinois. The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies is comprised of separate real estate investment and financial companies with managed assets in excess of $20.8 billion, doing business nationwide with a presence in 48 states. Inland owns and manages properties in all real estate sectors, including Retail, Office, Industrial, Apartments and Hotels. With 40 years of experience in real estate investment, commercial real estate brokerage, real estate securities, land development, construction, and mortgage banking and lending, Inland is one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate and finance groups.
Mr. Goodwin is also a former Chairman of the Board and a current Director of Inland Real Estate Corporation (IRC), a public company listed on the NYSE. He is also chair of the National Association of Real Estate Trusts (NAREIT) Non-traded REIT Council.
In addition, Mr. Goodwin is Chairman of the Board of Inland Bancorp, a multi-bank holding company "with more than $1.3 billion in assets" whose subsidiaries include residential and commercial mortgage companies and full service banks.
Housing & Real Estate Development
Mr. Goodwin has been in the real estate industry for more than 40 years, and has demonstrated a lifelong interest in housing related issues. He is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® President’s Circle, the National Association of REALTORS® Hall of Fame, the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Hall of Fame, and The Chicago Association of REALTORS® Hall of Fame.
He has developed thousands of housing units in the Midwest, New England, Florida, and the Southwest. He is also the author of two nationally recognized real estate reference books for the management of multi-family residential properties. Mr. Goodwin served for 10 years on the Board of the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Trust Fund. He was an advisor for the Office of Housing Coordination Services of the State of Illinois and was a founding member of the Illinois State Affordable Housing Conference. He also completed the definitive county affordable housing study as Chairman of the DuPage County Affordable Housing Task Force.
A product of Chicago-area elementary and high schools, Mr. Goodwin obtained his Bachelor's Degree and his Master's Degree from Illinois state universities. Following graduation, he taught for five years in the Chicago Public Schools. He has served as a member of the Board of Governors of Illinois State Colleges and Universities, and served for 10 years as the Chairman of Northeastern Illinois University. He has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Benedictine University for 15 years.
Mr. Goodwin continued his commitment to education through his work with the BBF Family Services' Pilot Elementary School in Chicago, and the funding and development of the Inland Vocational Training Center for the Handicapped at Little City in Palatine, Illinois. He established an endowment for the funding of a perpetual college scholarship program for inner-city disadvantaged youth and also instituted a program to transition disabled students from school to the workplace.
Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois
Mr. Goodwin's passionate focus on ethics in business led to The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies recently winning the Ethics Award from the Better Business Bureau.
DuPage Airport Authority
Mr. Goodwin was appointed to the Board of the DuPage Airport Authority in November 2002 and elected Chairman in January 2003. Prior to his appointment, the Airport suffered annual operating losses and was $26 million in debt. Since his appointment, operating losses were turned into operating profits, all airport debt was repaid, and for the first time, the government-owned airport is debt free. The property tax levy was reduced from $18 million to $6 million, and the Airport has recently rebated an additional
$1 million back to the taxpayers. The Gruen, Gruen & Associates Economic Impact Study showed that the DuPage Airport now generates over $106 million in income annually for the surrounding area.
Daniel Goodwin has spent the better part of a lifetime in public service as exemplified by the following list of awards:
- Catholic Charities – Recipient of the Affordable Housing Leader of the Year Award
- Chicago Metropolitan Coalition on Aging – Leading Provider of Affordable Housing for Chicago’s Senior Citizens
Area Association of Business and Industry – First Place, Excellence in Business Award
- The Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities – Employer of the Year
- Chicago Association of REALTORS® – Hall of Fame
- Illinois Association of REALTORS® – Hall of Fame
- National Association of REALTORS® – Hall of Fame
- Little Friends Handicapped Infant
Rescue Program – Outstanding Benefactor Award
- March of Dimes – Life Achievement Award
- Northeastern Illinois University – Lifetime Meritorious Service Award
- Oak Brook Area Association of Commerce and Industry – Corporate
Leader of the Year
- Oak Brook Jaycees – Outstanding Business Leader of the Year Award
- PADS, Inc. (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) – Leading Provider of Transitional Housing for the Homeless People of DuPage
- YWCA, DuPage
District – Corporate Recognition
Award for Commitment to the Advancement of Women in the
- Northeastern Illinois University – Honorary
- Better Business Bureau – Winner of the 2009 Ethics Award
- NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) – Visionary
- Little City – Man of the Year
- Better Boys Foundation – Two time Chairman of the National Football League Players Association Awards Banquet Benefiting Inner-City Youth
- Austin Career Education Center – Leading Provider of Literacy Award
- IHDA – Trust Fund Award for Outstanding Contribution
to Affordable Housing
- Benedictine University – Outstanding Trustee
of the Decade Award
- DuPage County Airport Authority – Outstanding Leadership Award
County Affordable Housing Task Force – Highest Achievement Award for Affordable Housing Efforts
- The Business Ledger Newspaper – Outstanding DuPage Business Leader Award
Home Ownership Center – Robert Christ Award for Outstanding Service to Affordable Housing
- Boy Scouts of America – Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award