Janice Goldsmith joined Zeller Realty Group in 1989. As Principal, Goldsmith is responsible for overseeing all construction, development, redevelopment, physical due diligence, and tenant improvement work for the Zeller Realty Group portfolio.
While with Zeller, Goldsmith has been responsible for office building and high rise parking structure new construction, as well as redevelopment and re-tenanting of existing office buildings, retail facilities, parking, and a variety of other product types in a wide range of markets; in addition, she has provided consulting services for office, hotel, and residential new construction and redevelopment. Goldsmith is currently managing the $100 million redevelopment of The Wrigley Building into a retail/office complex, having negotiated construction and easement agreements with the City of Chicago, completed City of Chicago Landmark designation and Class L Property Tax Incentive approval, and is managing State and National Park Service approvals associated with Federal Historic Tax Credits.
Previously with Urban Investment and Development/JMB Realty Corporation, Goldsmith was responsible for construction on the 900 North Michigan Avenue project, a $450 million 2.7 million SF multi-use development on Michigan Avenue in Chicago which included a retail vertical mall and department store, Class A office, parking structure, Four Seasons Hotel; and luxury condominiums. Goldsmith was also involved in the construction of office buildings in Chicago, Hartford, Houston, Cleveland, as well as several pavilions and infrastructure at Epcot Center in Orlando. Prior to joining Urban/JMB, Goldsmith was with Romanek Golub & Company, a Chicago office building developer, and began her construction career with Turner Construction Company.
Goldsmith is an honors graduate from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She also completed advanced studies at the University of Chicago Masters of Business Administration program. She has been Vice-Chair of the Codes Committee for the Chicago Building Owners and Managers Association for several years and has worked closely with the City of Chicago in developing and implementing new building codes and departmental structuring and procedures.