Since assuming the position of Vice President of Goodstein Construction Corporation in 1957, Mr. Goodstein has personally supervised the planning, construction and management of about 50 residential, hotel, marina and commercial buildings throughout the New York State metropolitan area and Florida.
Because of his work on housing projects financed by agencies of the Federal, State and City governments, Mr. Goodstein is widely regarded as an expert in governmental housing procedures. He has lectured on this subject on numerous occasions and, at the request of the U.S. Department of State, before foreign delegations.
Mr. Goodstein received cum laude honors for both his BS in Building Sciences at Pratt Institute and his MS in Engineering Management at Long Island University. He holds certificates in Industrialized Construction and New Community Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Real Estate Finance from the Wharton School. Mr. Goodstein is a member of Lambda Alpha International, the honorary land economics society.
Mr. Goodstein has served as Trustee and Chairman of the Planning Board and the Architectural Review Board of the Village of Kings Point in Great Neck, NY, and as a member of the Long Island Directors of Urban Renewal. He also serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Associated Builders and Owners of New York.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has presented Mr. Goodstein with a Certificate of National Recognition. He has been honored with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Borough President of Manhattan, the Jewish National Fund’s “Tree of Life” Award, Pratt Institutes Alumni Award, the 1991 Freddie Mac Builder of the Year Award and New York City’s Bicentennial Award. The Goodstein Organization continues in this new century with their new developments and projects, including converting abandoned historic buildings into luxury rental or for sale condominiums. One project is the former Dooley Madison Senior Home, located across from the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA and will be converted into luxury condominiums. Additionally, the group has finalized its acquisition of an assemblage of properties in downtown Richmond, located on Main Street The site once comprised of 9 separate properties with individual owners, they now own and operate. This assemblage site is planned to be approximately 500,000 square feet of mixed-use development. The multi faceted Class A hi-rise building will include several components, such as retail, office, hotel, condo, rental apartments, gym and parking garage.