Goodwin is the Founder and Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners, a uniquely positioned real estate private equity fund management company focusing on markets in Greater China and other high barrier to entry markets globally. Gaw Capital has raised seven commingled funds targeting the Greater China and APAC regions since 2005. The firm also manages value-add/opportunistic funds in Vietnam and the US, a Pan-Asia hospitality fund, a European hospitality fund, a Growth Equity Fund and also provides services for separate account direct investments globally. Gaw Capital Partners has raised equity in excess of US$20 billion as of 2021 Q3 and currently commands assets of over US$32.6 billion under management encompassing residential developments, retails centers, hotels, commercial, IDC and logistic properties.
Goodwin received “Asia Industry Figure of the Year” in 2013, 2015 and 2018 by PERE, a market-leading award voted entirely by private equity real estate industry professionals, recognizing his trusted leadership in real estate investing. He recently received “Entrepreneur of the Year” 2020 China Awards organized by Ernst & Young and “Urban Visionary Award” from Asia Society in 2019 which recognized his accomplishment in building a world-class real-estate portfolio by connecting the past to the future.
Goodwin is currently a member of ULI’s Global Board and an active member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) in Hong Kong Chapter and Intercontinental Chapter. He is also the member of the Board of Overseers of the School of Engineering and Applied Science in the University of Pennsylvania and the board member of Lawrenceville School.
Goodwin graduated with a B.Sc in Civil Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.Sc in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science degree in Construction Management from Stanford University.