J.B. Goodwin founded JBGoodwin REALTORS® in 1972, and today the company serves the Austin and San Antonio, Texas markets with a team of more than 850 agent partners in eight Central-South Texas offices. In 2021, the firm ranked as the No. 1 Top Workplace for midsize employers for the third consecutive time in five years.
Over the decades, JBGoodwin REALTORS® has handled nearly $35 billion in real estate sales and leases comprising more than 50,000 individual transactions. Now in his 50th year in business, Goodwin continues to be involved in the company’s day-to-day operations.
A longtime industry advocate, Goodwin has served on numerous boards, and was most recently chairman of the Texas Department of Housing. He has also served on the Brackenridge Hospital Foundation, chaired the Economic Development Council for the Austin Chamber of Commerce and sat on the Austin Symphony board of directors.
Goodwin is also a strong supporter of local charitable efforts, such as the Dell Children’s Medical Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Susan G. Komen, Austin Habitat For Humanity, Community First Village and the United Way.
In 2019, Goodwin was awarded REALTOR® Emeritus status by the National Association of REALTORS®, and in 2021, received the RISMedia Real Estate Leadership Award, sponsored by Buffini & Company. “In our company, we try to talk about leadership at every level,” said Goodwin upon receiving the award during RISMedia’s Power Broker Reception & Dinner in November. “We really get involved in the community but we do it belly to belly, nose to nose, one buyer at a time.”
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