in a nutshell about us

About Us

The Goddard Companies strives to provide the highest level of competency, value and integrity in all of the commercial real estate and business ventures in which it invests, owns, or operates.

The Goddard Companies was founded, and is owned and operated by, Wayne S. Goddard. Mr. Goddard holds a Juris Doctor degree and has more than 20 years of experience in construction litigation, real estate litigation, and related transactions work, including complex contract and lease negotiations and equity structuring.



Over the last 10 years, Mr. Goddard has developed and honed his skills in the areas of value add commercial and residential real estate redevelopment, related transactional matters, investment due diligence, financial performance modeling, and private equity funding. Although, Mr. Goddard is still a member in good standing of the Maryland bar, starting in 2015 he stepped back from actively practicing law to focus on the creation and operation of multiple companies within the commercial real estate and construction arena.

Early Years

Mr. Goddard, by his nature is a highly focused entrepreneur. In the sixth grade, with the goal of saving enough money to buy a BMX bike, Goddard started a neighborhood lawn service. After getting his driver’s license at 16, and with the assistance of his parents, including his dad who had recently retired, the business grew into a full-service residential and commercial lawn maintenance business. His hard work continued throughout and beyond his college years.

A strong work ethic and interest in construction led him to work in the off season as an apprentice cabinetmaker and trim carpenter, skills which he continues to hone to this day.

To This Day

Mr. Goddard’s business intuition and entrepreneurial spirit are a credit to his own construction and real estate experiences and he has formed the Goddard Companies to offer and implement real estate and business services, solutions, and management.