Daniel L. Goodwin, the chairman and CEO of The Inland Real Estate Group Inc. in Oak Brook, is among 10 finalists for Realtor Magazine’s 2015 Good Neighbor Awards.
The Good Neighbor Awards honors Realtors who make a difference in their communities, enhance the quality of life for their neighbors and go above and beyond in making their local neighborhoods more desirable places to live. This year marks the 16th year of the program.
Goodwin founded New Directions Housing Corp. (NDHC), a nonprofit organization that provides reasonably priced housing for low-income residents. Since 1994, NDHC has constructed or rehabbed nearly 500 multifamily homes throughout the state of Illinois. The organization collaborates with other groups to provide residents with services like free flu shots, Meals on Wheels, recreational activities and after-school programs. Goodwin has also previously chaired the first Affordable Housing Task Force for DuPage County and served on the board of the Illinois Housing Development Authority Trust Fund.
On Sept. 30, five winners will be announced from among the 10 finalists. Winners will receive a generous $10,000 grant and national media coverage for their community charity, including a feature spread in the November/December issue of Realtor Magazine. The winners will also receive an all-expenses paid trip to the 2015 Realtors Conference & Expo in San Diego, where they will accept their awards at a formal presentation in front of thousands. Additionally, five honorable mentions will receive a grant of $2,500.
Other Realtors and the public can vote for their favorite finalists between Aug. 25 and Sept. 25 using the following link: realtor.com/goodneighbor. The finalist who receives the most votes (known as the “Web Choice” winner) will be awarded an additional $1,000 donation.