Robert N. Goodman is the Chairman and CEO of The Resmark Companies. The founder of Resmark, Mr. Goodman has an extensive background in the real estate industry, with 50 years of experience in corporate finance, real estate finance, and asset management.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s Mr. Goodman’s predecessor company was one of the most innovative firms in the United States overseeing strategic repositioning and restructuring of defaulted real estate companies across multiple geographies and product types. During that period (representing bondholders and creditors), he was involved in more than $10 billion of restructurings for real estate companies, including Las Colinas Corporation, Angeles Corporation, Orleans Homebuilders and U.S. Homes, among others. In the late 1990’s, Mr. Goodman was deeply involved in the initial underwriting and due diligence of the Playa Vista development in Los Angeles, representing the interests of ULLICO.
Since establishing Resmark in 1995, he has guided approximately over 280 investments comprised of more than 90,000 single-family and multifamily homes/units and lots. Some of Resmark’s clients/partners include Quarterra Multifamily, Greystar, Related Companies, Sares Regis, and Taylor Morrison, to name just a few. The company does business throughout the United States, and is particularly active in California, the Western United States, Texas, the Southeast and the D.C./Mid-Atlantic region. For many years, Resmark has successfully raised capital from a diverse group of some of the largest institutional investors in the United States and internationally.
Resmark is deeply committed to the purpose-built single-family rental business, an emerging force in U.S. housing. In addition to entering into joint ventures with highly qualified development partners, Resmark has formed and wholly owns BrightSky Residential, a real estate development company that sources, develops and manages purpose-built single-family rental communities. BrightSky is led by industry veteran Leonard Miller. Since its inception in early 2022, BrightSky has executed agreements to purchase and develop communities totaling approximately 2,100 units and is actively seeking additional investments.
Mr. Goodman has served on the boards of directors of four publicly traded companies, including two REITs. He currently sits on the Advisory Council of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate Advisory Board, and the National Advisory Council for Israel Bonds. For many years, he was on the boards of the Los Angeles Police Foundation, City of Hope National Medical Center (including two years as Chairman of the Beckman Research Institute), Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and Oakwood School (an independent K-12 school in North Hollywood, California).