Who we Are

Godwin Group is a team of investment real estate brokers from Marcus & Millichap, the largest national commercial real estate investment brokerage firm closing more transactions than any other firm in the nation. Whether we're supporting you in making smart financial decisions through our property valuation services, offering the best loan package in the market or providing our trusted brokerage services, we act in the best interest of our clients 100 percent of the time. 

John Godwin, CCIM

During the course of his career with the Marcus & Millichap, John has closed more than 400 transactions totaling more than $1.50 billion. His industrial property sales alone exceed $450 million and 4.5 million square feet. John’s total office property sales are above $400 million and 1 million square feet and total retail property sales are $375 million with over 2 million square feet of space sold. Throughout his career, John has been involved in leasing or selling in excess of 14 million square feet of industrial, office, high-tech, retail, hotel and multi-family properties in 20 different states, with a primary concentration throughout the greater Michigan and Midwest marketplace.

John J. Godwin joined Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Brokerage Services in March 2000 with a strong background in business, negotiation and sales. John was inducted as a senior investment associate in 2004, promoted four years later to vice president investments, and in 2014 John became Senior Vice President Investments.

John holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oakland University.  In addition, he has completed the coursework to become a Certified Commercial Investment Member.  Prior to his real estate career, John held positions with Colliers International focusing on Investment Leasing Brokerage, Automatic Data Processing Inc., and Tandem Computers Inc., marketing services to the Big Three Automotive Manufacturers.   His technical background, coupled with an advanced business degree, has proven successful in building a strong foundation for his career in real estate. John has also been active in founding and publishing The Direct Source, a Metropolitan Detroit Office Leasing Guide

John has been active in the real estate market for over thirty years and is the recipient of dozens of awards for his sales performance, including being recognized as one of the top fifteen Sales Brokers in the nation by Real Estate Forum Magazine (2017), Sales Recognition Award (2001-08, 2010-12, 2014-17), National Achievement Award (2002-07, 2014-17); as well as, being inducted into the 2011 Midwest CRE Hall of Fame, Sales with Distinction (1990), Salesperson of the Year (1991), and Deal of the Year (1991, 1993).


What Clients are Saying

John Godwin is a trusted source of information who knows where the market is going and uses that knowledge to facilitate transactions effectively and in the best interest of his clients.
John is an experienced broker that excels at getting deals to the finish line no matter what issue or problem may arise, making sure the client is his top priority throughout the entire process of a sale.
I was very pleased with the experience of selling my properties through John. He controlled every aspect of the transaction to ensure a smooth and successful closing.
John is a person of integrity and professionalism. His skill set and commitment to putting the client first is a powerful combination which I would recommend to anyone considering engaging a broker to market their properties.