Robert C. Goddard III

Robert Goddard

Chair and CEO, Goddard Investment Group
Atlanta, Georgia

Bob Goddard is chair and CEO of Goddard Investment Group, a privately held firm investing in commercial real estate through ownership, joint ventures, and as a mezzanine lender, primarily in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, and Washington, DC. He served as chair of the former Post Properties until its sale in 2016 to Mid-America Apartment Communities. Prior to forming Goddard Investment Group in 2000, Goddard served as chair and CEO of the NAI/Brannen Goddard Company, a privately held commercial real estate firm headquartered in Atlanta.

At Emory, Goddard has served as a member of Emory Healthcare’s Board of Directors, where he chaired the Patient Quality Committee and served as campaign chair for Emory Healthcare. Goddard also served on the board of Woodruff Health Sciences Center; chaired the board’s Real Estate, Buildings, and Grounds Committee; and served on the board's Audit and Compliance Committee. He is a past member of Emory’s Board of Visitors.

Goddard holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Mercer University and is a graduate of the Owner/President Management program at Harvard University.

He was elected trustee in 2008 and chair in 2017.