Sheldon Good & Company CEO Steven Good, First Commercial REALTOR(R) to Address Annual TX REALTORS(R) Convention; Discussed Strategic Growth Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate Auction Industry Amid Competitive Global Economy


Speaker for National Association of REALTORS(R) (NAR) Commercial Division

Just Named 2008 Vice Chair of NAR’s Commercial Alliance Committee

CHICAGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Steven L. Good, chairman and CEO of Sheldon Good & Company International, LLC, the Chicago-based real estate firm that markets properties globally through its real estate auctions, brokerage, consulting and lending companies, recently spoke about the global commercial real estate auction trend at the Texas Association of REALTORS(R) annual convention in Galveston. He was the first commercial REALTOR(R) invited to address delegates at an annual convention of the Texas REALTORS(R).

Good, an attorney and AARE (Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate), discussed strategic growth opportunities in the commercial real estate auction industry amid an increasingly competitive global economy. During his speech last month, Good described some of Sheldon Good & Company’s real estate auctions in the U.S. as well as in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Canada and Western Europe. He also offered tips on how to build alliances with strategic partners and discussed regulatory issues and other challenges.

Sheldon Good & Company (, which has offices in Chicago, Manhattan, Scottsdale, Denver and Houston, recently opened its first office outside the U.S. in Monterrey, Mexico. Gerardo Paredes, managing partner of Sheldon Good de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V, joined Good at the presentation. Paredes, the 2007 president of FIABCI-Mexico (International Real Estate Federation), described some of the Mexican residential and resort properties slated for auction by Sheldon Good de Mexico.

Good delivered his speech in Texas for the “Signature Series” speakers’ bureau of the National Association of REALTORS(R)’ (NAR) Commercial Alliance Committee which functions as the commercial division of NAR. He is one of only seven nationally prominent speakers and the only active real estate professional selected by the REALTORS(R) Commercial Alliance (RCA) to join its elite speakers’ bureau. In 2007, the “Signature Series” awarded $72,500 in grants to REALTOR(R) associations around the U.S., helping them to fund speeches by nationally known commercial real estate experts at their local, regional and statewide events.

“The coordinators of the ‘Signature Series’ identify and invite the most sought after commercial real estate speakers in the U.S. and Good is one of those individuals,” said James Marrelli, vice president-commercial real estate of NAR who attended Good’s speech in Galveston. “Good educated the audience of leading commercial practitioners from across Texas about an additional and invaluable service for the disposition of real estate,” added Charles Marina, chairman of the Texas REALTORS(R) Commercial Alliance and president of First American Realty Company in McAllen, TX.

Good was recently named vice chairman of NAR’s 2008 RCA Committee and he is a past chairman of NAR’s Auction Forum. He is also a past president of the 17,000-member, Chicago Association of REALTORS(R) (CAR) and serves as a continuing education instructor certified by several states to teach courses in real estate and law.

Earlier this year, Good discussed real estate auction laws at the 18th Annual Real Property and Estate Planning Symposia of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law in Washington, DC. In addition, he spoke to the Private Client Services Group of JP Morgan Chase, N.A. in Chicago, CAR’s International Real Estate Council in Chicago and the Alumni Finance Roundtable of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

About Sheldon Good & Company

Sheldon Good & Company, founded in 1965, has sold more than 40,000 U.S. and international properties in more than 100 different classes and produced more than $9 billion in sales.

Steven L. Good, chairman and CEO of the firm, is an attorney, AARE (Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate) and the author of a top-selling book, “Churches, Jails, and Gold Mines…Mega-Deals from a Real Estate Maverick” (Kaplan, hardcover), which features an afterword by Donald Trump.

Good is vice chairman of the National Association of REALTORS(R) (NAR) 2008 REALTORS(R) Commercial Alliance (RCA); a past chairman of NAR’s Auction Forum; an advisory board member of the Real Estate Center at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; a national advisory board member of the John Marshall Law School Center for Real Estate Law, Chicago; a past president of the 17,000-member, Chicago Association of REALTORS(R) (CAR); an advisory board member of The Citadel School of Business Administration, Charleston, SC; and a former chairman of the DePaul University College of Law Advisory Council (Board of Trustees), Chicago.

About Sheldon Good de Mexico

In May 2007, after an exhaustive, 2 1/2 — year analysis of the real estate market in Mexico, Sheldon Good & Company opened Sheldon Good de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.

Gerardo Paredes, an 18-year veteran of the Mexican real estate industry, was recently named managing partner of the new Monterrey office of Sheldon Good de Mexico.

Paredes, the 2007 president of FIABCI-Mexico (International Real Estate Federation), is a past treasurer and board member of the Monterrey chapter of AMPI (Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals).

SOURCE Sheldon Good & Company

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