The awards recognise who is the most influential and well connected person within the industry who can bring teams together and make things happen.
Nominated and voted for by his peers, Matthew was both surprised and delighted to be presented the award. Matthew comments: "In our business and specifically that of commercial property you get to know a lot of people, but in our relatively small field of play you see those same people around and they become more than just an acquaintance. I feel lucky in that part of my role is to go out, meet a lot of great people, listen to what’s going on in the industry and enjoy a few drinks and hot meals along the way. I would say to any younger person looking to raise their profile in the industry, don’t hold back, just get out there and start meeting people – build up your own networks and make friends"
"I feel lucky in that part of my role is to go out, meet a lot of great people, listen to what’s going on in the industry and enjoy a few drinks and hot meals along the way."
Matthew Goodwin, Faithful+Gould Director
Matthew re-joined Faithful+Gould as a Director in our London commercial property team in the summer of 2013. He had previously worked at EC Harris and Arcadis. Since his arrival Matthew has helped win and has consequently led a number of significant projects with major developers. He is currently overseeing a number of large residential, office and mixed-use developments in London and the regions.
His knowledge of the industry and the people within it are extensive, built up from his early days as a "teaboy" at Hanscomb, he can now claim to know not just the majority of the major schemes either in pre-construction or going for planning, but also the people running those schemes, a great asset to any contractor and developer.
"He reads the market and presents a realistic but beneficial outcome for his clients and I’m thrilled to have him as a key member of the team."
Mark Stevens, Faithful+Gould Head of Commercial Property
Mark Stevens, Head of Commercial Property at Faithful+Gould who headhunted Matthew from Hanscomb comments: "Matthew is one of a kind and I’m absolutely delighted for him to receive recognition amongst his peers for the great work he does. Having had the benefit of knowing and working alongside Matthew for a number of years I can say with certainty he is not only one of the friendliest consultants you could meet, but also one of, if not the best. He makes it his business to know what is going on from site requisitions to planning applications to construction completion and industry legislation. He reads the market and presents a realistic but beneficial outcome for his clients and I’m thrilled to have him as a key member of the team."