Churches, Jails, and Gold Mines: Mega-Deals from a Real Estate Maverick

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Sheldon Good and Company is to the real estate business as Sotheby's and Christie's are to the fine art and collectibles businesses. Since 1965, Sheldon Good has sold over 40,000 properties from coast to coast and throughout Canada and the Caribbean. "Today, we handle every kind of real estate that can be auctioned," says Steven Good, CEO and chairman. The company manages over 70 different classes of real estate, including marinas, exotic game farms, freezer cooler buildings, fishing lodges, bowling alleys, libraries, ranches, private islands, ski resorts, mountains, apartment buildings, police stations, churches, airports, nightclubs, and office buildings. How exactly does one go about selling such properties? Widely interviewed as an established authority in the field of high-level real estate auctions, Steven Good captures the rarefied atmosphere of these deals with the wit and wisdom of a true real estate maverick. With contributions from other industry leaders and key players involved in each deal, readers will glean the complete, behind-the-scenes story for the first time. Chapter highlights and contributors include:
· Glamorous life included: art deco hotels, South Beach, Miami; Alan Kravets, president, Sheldon Good and Company.
· Own a gold mine: mining rights in Montana; Robert Hatcher, Hatcher and Associates and Alan Joscelyn, attorney, Gough, Shanahan, Johnson & Waterman.
· The man behind the curtain: Trump Plaza of the Palm Beaches.
· Nothing but net: the former Michael Jordan's Restaurant; Mark Hale, senior vice president, Hinsdale Bank and Trust Co.
· "Gently used" churches: Rev. Frederick Aigner, president, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.
· The jailhouse rocked: Porter County, Indiana, jail; Dave Burrus, president, Porter County Board of Commissioners.
· School yard for sale: Evanston School District Headquarters; Hardy Murphy, Ph.D., superintendent.
· The world is our stage: creating the first worldwide real estate auction; Terrence McDermott, CEO and executive vice president, National Association of Realtors®. Churches, Jails, and Gold Mines is an intriguing business narrative about real estate deals at the highest level.

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Attorney Steven L. Good, CEO and chairman of Sheldon Good & Company, has been involved in the sale of more than $4 billion of real estate. Good is the driving force behind the expansion of the company, which has been ranked as the largest firm in the United States exclusively conducting real estate auctions. He is the 121st president of the Chicago Association of Realtors®, one of the largest chapters with 10,000 members. As an established authority in his field, Good is regularly quoted in Forbes, Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and Newsweek.

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"(Real estate auctions) are smart business...Now in Good's new book, the author shows how it's done..." -- New England Real Estate Journal, October 17-23

"...an inside view of deal-making...(Good) is a premier problem-solver in real estate..." -- Chicago Sun-Times, August 20, 2003

"...his forthcoming book offers readers a behind-the-scenes look at how to use auctions...an entertaining narrative" -- Inman News, August 15, 2003

"...relevant for any business person... well-written, easy-to-read...compelling... a great read." -- The Business Ledger, Nick Dargisic

"Excellent...his experiences are interesting and instructive...more fun to read than most real estate books." -- Real Estate Investor's Monthly, December 2003

"Good explains it all in his new book...fortunately for readers, Good has plenty of stories." -- Metro Chicago Real Estate Magazine, December 2003

"Good's deal-making and step-by-step guide shows how deals are strategically made. Use it to rethink your own planning strategies..." -- Food Industry News, March 2004, Review by Mark Braun

"intriguing story...an up-close tour behind the scenes into the world of high-stakes, exclusive real estate transactions..." -- The Mann Report, October 2003

"... packed with information, [this book] is an enjoyable read because of the interesting stories and informal, witty writing tone." -- Auction World, May 15, 2004

Good is happy to be leading a parade....Good has written a best-selling book...dealing with the auction business.... -- GlobeSt.com, April 26, 2004

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