Goodwin, Robert H.

Name: 
Goodwin, Robert H.
Title: 
Co-Owner - Oldham Goodwin Group
Texas A&M Class: 
1996
Inducted: 
2013

Biography:

Hunter earned his Agricultural Economics B.Sc. degree in 1999 while being team captain for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League. During his tenure at Texas A&M University, he left a legacy of stellar accomplishments in Kyle Field and in the classroom, including being the author of the term “AGEC 425 Survivor!” His eight years as a professional athlete in the NFL are representative of his fortitude and commitment to excellence that is most evident today in his family life, his business ventures, his community service, and former student activities.

Hunter is an owner of Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC in Bryan-College Station, and he currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for implementing the company’s business strategies, launching new ventures and initiatives, overseeing ongoing company operations, and developing synergistic business relationships. Hunter specializes in the asset management and development of commercial, multifamily and hospitality properties utilizing his extensive experience in construction management and business operations. He also is responsible for the asset management and operations of all hospitality properties in his role as Director of Hospitality.

Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC was formed in early 2004 as a commercial real estate brokerage firm. A short time thereafter, the company launched the commercial real estate management division. Early brokerage and management efforts centered on small multifamily and commercial projects; however, it became apparent that an opportunity existed to serve larger institutional grade investments in underserved markets similar to Bryan/College Station. Encouraged by early achievements, Oldham Goodwin expanded its line of brokerage and management services throughout the region and soon began to grow into a team of highly skilled and specialized brokers and managers. Oldham Goodwin’s mission is: “Maximize value creation for all stakeholders by providing integrated commercial real estate services to select market segments.” The company’s distinct accessible expertise and connection with its target markets provides it a marked advantage with a broad scope of clientele. In 2006, having experienced success as a commercial real estate brokerage and management company, the company was able to expand into the commercial development and hospitality management arenas. Two years later, the management division grew its hospitality portfolio to include hotel partnerships with the most prestigious select service brands including Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, Best Western, Wyndham and Intercontinental Hotels.

Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC employed more than 350 employees at the end of 2012, with a payroll of more than $9 million. The company manages 23 commercial properties valued at $~68 million, 11 multifamily units valued at $~51 million, and seven hotels valued at $~64 million, representing in total $~183,000,000 of managed real estate. Transaction volume in 2012 exceeded $100 million.

Hunter’s service-to-others commitment is extraordinary. His involvement with the Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Texas A&M University are exemplary. He is a stellar “Prof-for-a-Day” in several Agricultural Economics classes, is a member of the College of Agriculture Development Council, and is prominent in several activities for the University and Athletic Department. He and his partner, Casey Oldham ’02, are long-term supporters of the Rural Entrepreneurial Dreams event, annually providing meeting room facilities. His reputation among his athletic peers is notable. He is on the 12th Man Foundation Board of Directors and was elected as the President of the Texas A&M Lettermen’s Association.

Hunter’s community services are equally noteworthy. He is actively engaged on the City of College Station Design Review Board, serving as Board Chair of the City of College Station Zoning Board of Adjustments, and is also Chair of the Convention Visitors Bureau Board. He is also quite active in Scotty’s House, a seven-county Child Advocacy Center located in College Station, serving on the Board of Directors and as a member of its Building Committee.

Hunter and his wife Amber live in College Station, TX, with their two children, Ella and Holt.

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