R. Michael Goman, Principal
East Hartford, CT – January 2021 – Cynthia Stewart of Greer, SC, has joined GOMAN+YORK Property Advisors as Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Public Policy & Community Development. In this role, Cindy brings over 30 years of experience in community engagement and retail real estate advocacy as a senior community development and public policy executive with a commitment to public-private partnerships and corporate social responsibility. Cindy will be focusing on cultivating municipal and public private relationships in the Southeast.
She most recently was employed by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) as Vice President, Community Development, prior to that she held positions of Manager of State Government Relations and Director of Community Relations. Her career with ICSC spanned 21 years, while there she led a team that created programs and initiatives focused on emerging issues, real estate challenges, and overcoming obstacles to retail development. She facilitated numerous task forces and initiatives comprised of diverse national, state and local volunteer groups representing business, development, elected officials, and economic development professionals. These efforts led to the publication of research, reports, best practices and recommendations and guides for attracting and retaining business. Before her career at ICSC, she worked in state and local government as a state senate chief of staff and city clerk.
“We are pleased to welcome Cindy to GOMAN+YORK – she adds yet another depth of knowledge and experience to our team of industry professionals,” said Mike Goman, principal of Goman+York. “I have had the pleasure of working alongside Cindy through ICSC for many years and have seen firsthand the impact she can make on community policy.”
Cindy specializes in building bridges between the public and private sectors to create opportunities and navigate the government regulatory process ensuring connections, communication, and collaborations leading to successful retail development. She holds a BAAS in Public Administration from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and is a 2019 graduate of the John Hopkins Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility. Cindy resides in Greer, South Carolina.
GOMAN+YORK Property Advisors LLC works at the leading edge of real estate and economic development. Our team of experienced, proven industry experts, led by R. Michael Goman, formulate real-world market-driven solutions for public, nonprofit, and private organizations. GOMAN+YORK delivers expert advice and high-value services to provide customized and cost-effective solutions in the delivery of real property engagements. GOMAN+YORK is New England-based in East Hartford, CT, with regional offices in the Southeast, Dallas and Phoenix. Visit: www.gomanyork.com
Picture: Cynthia Stewart Streetscape Headshot