What Do People in the Industry Say About Our Work?
Future leaders of WMATA's real estate program will be measured against what Steve Goldin accomplished there. His leadership, vision, real estate experience, energy and organizational skills were exemplary. Most noteworthy was his amazing ability to "sell" an entrepreneurial agenda to multiple essential constituencies: the Board of Directors, agency leaders, the media, the business community and elected officials at the local, state and Federal levels. ---Nat Bottigheimer, Assistant General Manager
I worked with Steve Goldin on a major redevelopment project in West Windsor, New Jersey. The effort involved legal challenges to the constitutionality and legality of a blight declaration, a redevelopment plan and the underlying zoning. The matter was extremely complicated and repeatedly, over a lengthy period, required intense scrutiny of our legal options and settlement strategy. What truly impressed us about working with Steve was his 24/7, hands-on involvement in every aspect of the matter and his ability to comprehend all of the constitutional and legal issues and make major strategic decisions in an extremely short time. This greatly facilitated a team approach and led to the success of the venture. ---Carl Bisgaier, Esq. Partner at Bisgaier Hoff, LLC
Steve Goldin is an exceptional real estate and investment professional. Steven's dedication to responsible new urbanist development as well as his ability to successfuly navigate through the financial and entitlement processes separtes him from others in his industry. ---Ryan Linthicum, Lanagan Engineering
Steve Goldin is an insightful business leader who offers an unparalleled vision and philosophy in business ventures and real estate development. In my specific experience working with him on the Hamilton Station redevelopment project, his innovative approach to coordinating the complex environmental remediation and redevelopment of a parcel of land with the concerns of the immediate surrounding neighborhood was the reason the project was approved and successful. From educating and meeting directly with the neighbors, to the expenditure of additional resources to enhance the public hearings to ensure all who attend could clearly understand and participate in the public forum, Steve set the platinum standard for how to approach complicated large scale development projects.---Ryan Marrone, COO & General Counsel at Onyx Renewable Partners , L.P.
Steve Goldin coordinated and implemented the most comprehensive, and innovative charrettes and public visioning processes that I have experienced. The events provided the public, town officials and other stakeholders with meaningful information, interaction, data, strategies, and exposure to multiple planning consutants. These events culminated with exciting visions for the implementation of transit oriented development. As someone involved in the planning and development field, I was completely impressed by the effort and the attempt to educate stakeholders of the issues, concerns, and opportunities surrounding transit oriented development. ---Jim Zullo, VP at Tim Haahs & Associates
Steve Goldin was a client on two projects in New Jersey that focused on Transit Oriented Development (TOD). His unique approach included total transparency with stakeholders and the public and was unprecedented in terms of effort and cost. He identified their needs and concerns and then working with a multi-disciplinary consulting team and developed improvements that addressed their concerns and at the same time fostered development that would support the TOD initiatives.---Paul Eng Wong, Principal at Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
I was part of a planning/research team that worked with Steve Goldin on two significant TOD projects in Princeton Junction and Edison New Jersey. Steve organized these teams from a variety of disciplines and managed them effectively in an innovative and well-funded series of charettes. This interactive approach was novel in the State of New Jersey and effectively and collaboratively invoved stakeholders in delineating issues and arriving at thoughful and exciting solutions. Steve is an extremely detail oriented manager and adept at motivating professionals and community residents. He is a passionate supporter of smart growth and transit oriented development. With his real estate expertise, professionalism and managerial experience, he translates passion into action. It was a valuable learning experience working with Steve and being exposed to new planning tools in an exciting real life setting.---Bob Galvin, AICP Village Planner of Nyack and Mamaroneck, NY
Steve Goldin is an expert in the field of real estate development. He has a great talent in managing large groups of professionals while ensuring the project goals are met. He focuses on details when necessary, is committed to excellence and is a pleasure to work with. Steven builds consensus, trouble shoots problems and is an excellent leader. He creates excitement and is someone you want to have on your team. ---Jonathan Jaffe, Managing Principal at Jaffe Communications
Steve Goldin is an industry leader in the entitlement and development process for complex mixed-use, transit-oriented developments in New Jersey. Steve has applied his political saavy, strong fiscal awareness, and innovative public relations techniques to build community consensus for multi-million dollar developments centered around high quality public places. I will continue to recommend Steve to municipalities, builders, investors and architects.---Mark Evans AICP PP RA, Principal at Town Planning Partnership LLC