Chairman & CEO
Entrepreneur. Urban Visionary. Artist.
For over thirty years, Tony Goldman, chairman and CEO of The Goldman Properties Company, has been recognizing the value in depressed, undervalued urban areas, and restructuring them - transforming declining historical districts into popular, thriving global destinations. Goldman was the driving force behind the transformations of the Upper West side, the Wall Street Financial District and Soho in New York City, South Beach in Miami and now Center City, Philadelphia.
Goldman's uncanny instinct for recognizing urban trends goes hand in hand with a creative approach to revitalizing down and out neighborhoods. The synergy of his multifaceted approach has become his hallmark. He translates the pioneer's excitement of discovery into financial investment, while respecting historic architecture and embracing preservation efforts. All the while, Goldman works to establish politically savvy community organizations and special services or business improvement districts to make sure local residents and merchants are empowered participants in the transformation and revitalization of their neighborhoods.
Goldman grew up in New York City. He is married to his college sweetheart Janet, who owns "Fragments," the nation's premier jewelry and accessories business representing over 40 of the industry's top international designers. Goldman's many professional associations include serving as founder and chairman of the Ocean Drive Association. He is a member of the National Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and at the end of 2001 took his place as Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. He is also on the Board of the Historic Hotels of America, the Downtown Alliance, and is a Trustee for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. An avid golfer and tennis player, Goldman is also a talented jazz singer who, according to longtime friends, is an artist who creates communities instead of paintings. Goldman currently divides his time between his company's New York, Miami Beach and Philadelphia offices.
To ensure the growth and evolution of the business, the Goldman family participates in Harvard Business School's executive education program. Tony Goldman was recently featured in the program's advertising campaign that ran in the nation's top business journals.