Senior Vice President/Principal and Co-Founder
February 7, 2023 – Richard Edelman has been in the commercial real estate business for over 30 years and is a founder of Goodman Real Estate Services Group LLC. He specializes in restaurant and tenant representation, retail site selection and analysis, retail leasing and sales, site acquisition, expansion, and reposition planning.
Richard’s extensive experience in the industry, along with his commitment to hard work and diligence to succeed, has given him a vast understanding of all aspects of the retail real estate process. He represents national and regional retailers, including Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, Five Guys, Bloomin’ Brands, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Barnes & Noble, Choolaah Indian BBQ, Mission BBQ, Northstar Café, Brassica Sandwiches & Salads, and more.
Q: Richard, which accomplishments in your career are you most proud of?
A: Representing Chipotle and Chick-fil-A for 25+ years each.
Q: What do you think are the most important skills that a successful professional needs to have?
A: Hard work, creativity, honesty, and understanding the client’s business and how it does or doesn’t mesh with a landlord or seller’s needs.
Q: What has been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned throughout your career?
A: Don’t get too high or too low, figure out how to solve the problem in front of you.
Q: What do you love most about your job?
A: Coming to work “unemployed” every day to challenge myself to find deals for each client and make them work for all involved. Plus, the lifelong friends I’ve made with the people I have worked with!