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Goodman Williams Group was founded in 1993 by Linda Goodman and Christine Williams, two veterans of Chicago's real estate industry. The firm specializes in market feasibility analyses for individual properties, large development sites, downtowns, and redeveloping neighborhoods.

Local governments, non-profits, and private real estate interests rely on the market insights of Goodman Williams Group. The firm provides its clients with a thorough understanding of current market conditions and trends in a rapidly changing industry.

Linda Goodman


Linda Goodman has spent her career researching and analyzing real estate markets in and around Chicago. She understands the importance of thorough market research and its contributions to successful development. Ms. Goodman is a founding principal of Goodman Williams Group, where she specializes in analyzing market trends and creating development strategies for public- and private-sector clients.

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Christen Hayes  


In her role as Associate, Christen is responsible for helping to complete market feasibility analyses for residential, retail, office and industrial projects. She is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, and visualizing primary and secondary data to prepare for reports and presentations, including various private sources such as Esri Business Analyst, CoStar, and ArcGIS, as well as government sources such as the American Community Survey and Chicago Cityscape.

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Sarah Wilson  

Senior Consultant

Sarah Wilson is an economic development planner with more than seven years of experience providing market analysis and development strategies to a variety of private and public sector clients. She has proven experience in project management, real estate market analysis, and economic development strategies.

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