Our Story


Tom York and Mike Goman have known each other for 20 years. Prior to forming GOMAN+YORK in 2011, they worked together on multiple projects. The two found they shared many viewpoints, an unshakable set of values and business ethics, a pragmatic approach, and a bias toward getting things done. After years of success, Tom decided to leave a national firm to combine his brokerage skills with Mike’s consulting practice. The new partners started to provide a unique, blended service to owners, investors, municipalities, education and medical organizations interested in enhancing their real estate development opportunities. The market was ripe for a new model – one that treats the goals of land owners and municipalities equally, and which offers a more collaborative approach to the project development process.

A wider group of talented and experienced professionals joined the team, attracted to the idea of providing fee-for-service real estate development advisory services, a clear departure from the developer-controlled project model. At the center of this approach is GOMAN+YORK’s pledge to work only for its clients, and a commitment to never take on development projects for its own benefit. The firm’s transparent model ensures that it represents only a client’s interests.


Principal, Advisory & Development Services

With more than 30 years in the real-estate industry, Mike advises tenants, corporations, institutional investors and high-net worth individuals regarding commercial real-estate investment, acquisition and development. Mike also serves as President of Accubranch, LLC, a provider of real-estate market research, strategic network planning and branch program implementation service to regional and community banks. He is a licensed real estate broker in five states, Certified Leasing Specialist and Certified Retail Property Executive by the International Council of Shopping Centers.


Principal, Transactional & Advisory Service

Well known as one of the Greater Hartford region’s top brokers, Tom is a trusted commercial real estate advisor with specific expertise on customized financial-modeling analytics. Tom provides expert guidance on a variety of real estate issues and ensures that his clients, ranging from small entrepreneurial property owners and tenants to Fortune 100 companies, receive superior service focused on strategic planning, acquisition, disposition and agency leasing. Prior to jointly forming Goman+York in 2011, Tom spent 15 years at CB Richard Ellis.