REALTOR® JB Goodwin
My Business Back Ground
Being born and raised in the beautiful city of San Antonio, I was fortunate to attend and graduate from Alamo Heights High School. At this point in my life, I yearned for a change and went off to attend Fort Lewis University in Durango, Colorado. In Durango, I became an avid skier, a real estate owner (Duplex at 18 years old) and an entrepreneur. During my time in Durango, I owned several residential real estate investments and raw land transactions.
However, in my mid-twenties, San Antonio was calling me back. I moved back to San Antonio and was able to go to work for a former great local company, Fox Photo. They immediately sent me back west to the mountains in Albuquerque, NM. After a wonderful experience with Fox Photo, I took my career in a different direction becoming an investment broker. On this path, I went from an investment broker to a partner in a financial planning and money management firm. I was then able to take my investment career to Southern California. After several years as an investment broker in Southern California, I joined The Boston Company as a private banker to celebrities and the wealthy individuals in Southern California and Hawaii. During my time with The Boston Company, as their top revenue producer in the whole state, I also became a Certified Financial Planner.
After spending ten years in investment services and banking, the entrepreneur bug got me again. Seeing the success of large box retailers, I looked for a new concept in this area and developed a small chain of 25,000 sq. ft. pet stores that offered an entertainment-based theme and each location housing a veterinary hospital. We developed five locations and were working on four new locations when the company was purchased by Petco. After the sale, I spent a year consulting on a similar project in Japan with Kanzaki Enterprises. Then Petco offered me the opportunity to buy back the veterinary operations in my old locations. Then after turning around the veterinary hospitals in the PETCO stores, I launched affordable vaccine clinics in over 100 locations with PETCO. After ten years of growth with PETCO in the Western United States, I headed to Sarasota, FL and purchased a chain that was conducting similar affordable vaccine clinics in other pet store chains. I took that opportunity to move to beautiful Sarasota, FL and continue to grow both companies. We then expanded the business into E-commerce and wholesale sales. The company was sold to a major investor group in 2013.
Then after consulting on numerous business projects in the Sarasota and Tampa area, the pull of coming back to San Antonio was too strong. So, with my past enjoyment of real estate ownership and real estate investment, I was anxious to pursue a career in real estate and in 2018 joined the outstanding firm of JB Goodwin REALTORS. My unique career in real estate investment/ownership, banking, investment services, financial planning, entrepreneuring and business consulting, allows me to better serve whatever your interest is in real estate.
• Veterans Land Board (VLB)
• Licensed Texas Real Estate Agent
• National Association of REALTORS®
• Texas Association of REALTORS®