Vice President and Manager – Columbus Office
July 10, 2023 – Daniel Clark has been with Goodman Real Estate Services Group LLC since 2002. He specializes in commercial real estate site selection, leasing, investment analysis, and the development/redevelopment process. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in representing restaurants, retailers, developers, and landlords, Daniel has become the trusted advisor for many businesses looking to grow and expand their operations.
On the tenant side, Daniel represents Big Chicken, SweatHouz, Portillo’s Hot Dogs, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Barnes & Noble, Smile Brands (Bright Now! Dental), Wild Fork Foods, Blaze Pizza, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and US Bank. His developer and landlord clients include AR Global, DeVille Developments, ShopCore, Northstar Realty, Berengaria Development, Schiff Properties, Moment Development, and Witness Investment.
Q: Dan, what about commercial real estate interested you in the first place?
A: I actually started as an intern while in college, so I didn’t really know the business, let alone have any interest in it. After working with a number of the agents, I became very interested in the entire deal process and the ability to create something real. I really liked seeing how everything was put together to get a retailer or restaurant into business.
Q: What are some of your greatest achievements while working for Goodman Real Estate?
A: I have lived and worked in three different cities throughout my career: Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Columbus. These moves have allowed me the opportunity to not only learn new markets but have given me exposure to new people and relationships that I feel I have successfully navigated. I am proud to have intimately learned multiple markets and successfully transacted deals in each of those markets with national retailers and restaurants.
Q: What do you find most challenging about being a commercial real estate agent, and how do you overcome those challenges?
A: The most challenging part of being a commercial real estate agent is identifying opportunities when there are seemingly none. What makes a great broker is the ability to execute your client’s plan when the path is not clearly visible. I overcome this with creativity and a tenacious approach to securing those sites. At the end of the day, it’s being organized and having a willingness to work hard.
Q: What do you love most about your job?
A: I don’t know who said it, but I have always followed the saying “I am not in the business of making friends, but I love making friends from business.” The relationships I’ve been able to make throughout my career are what keep me motivated and truly interested in what I do on a daily basis.