Remembering Steven Good

January 6, 2009


Steven Good

Steven Good

Steven Good, a leader in the Chicago real estate community has died; he was found shot to death on Monday, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. He was 52.

As most people involved in the Chicago real estate community know, Steve was the chairman of Sheldon Good & Co., a 40+ year-old firm founded by his father. The firm has strong roots in real estate auctions, but had somewhat recently branched into brokering sales as well. Steve was well known for having taken the company to the national stage, boasting prestigious clients such as Donald Trump.

Steve was a strong leader in the community, assuming positions of responsibility in the National Association of REALTORS®, the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, and John Marshall Law School Center for Real Estate.

I had the pleasure of meeting Steve on a couple of occasions. He was, from first impression, obviously a kind and gracious man. He spoke knowledgeably and unreservedly with everyone who sought his attention. He leaves a large hole in the real estate community of Chicago.

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About Rod Holmes

Rod has been a broker working in Chicago since 2004. He has worked with developers, buyers, sellers, and as well as managing offices. He is currently a partner in Chicago Style SEO working primarily with real estate firms to improve their Internet marketing. Rod lived for nearly ten years in Japan where he owned a corporate training and executive coaching firm with clients including Hitachi and 3M Japan. He lives in Lakeview with his wife and two children. He enjoys coaching and watching his kids participate in sports, cycling, camping, and traveling in general. You can find Rod online on Twitter at @roddesu, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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  1. Sheldon Good & Company Seek Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection | The Chicago 77 - April 24, 2009

    […] Alan R. Kravets, Sheldon Good President, said that past President Steven Good had, without permission, “withdrawn substantial monies from the (company’s) operating accounts, calling it compensation.” On Jan. 5 of this year, Steven Good apparently committed suicide. […]