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Real Estate Magnate Headlines March 20 Event at UT Arlington

John C. Goff           January 28, 2013—Fort Worth-based real estate investor John Goff is the special guest and keynote speaker for the College of Business 2013 Executive Dinner on Wednesday, March 20. Co-hosted with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Executive Dinner is an important annual event at UT Arlington, an opportunity to connect a true master of the business world with students and the local business community.          

Mr. Goff co-founded Crescent Real Estate Equities with Richard Rainwater in the early 1990s, designing the strategy and orchestrating the acquisitions leading to its initial public offering in May 1994. Under the helm of Mr. Goff as Vice Chairman and CEO, Crescent grew from approximately $500 million at its IPO to $6.5 billion upon its sale to Morgan Stanley in August 2007. Crescent provided its shareholders a 15.4% compounded annual return during its 13 year tenure as a public company including the payment of more than $2.5 billion in quarterly cash dividends. In November 2009, Mr. Goff reacquired Crescent in a joint venture with Barclays Capital. Mr. Goff now serves as Chairman and CEO of Crescent Real Estate Holdings.

The Executive Dinner is the highlight of UT Arlington’s annual Business Week event. Scheduled March 18-22, Business Week 2013 will showcase entrepreneurs. The week-long event will gather executives who are founders, owners, investors and, above all, risk-takers in business. Table sponsorships and tickets for the Executive Dinner are now available.

Mr. Goff is also founder and Managing Principal of Goff Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in real estate debt and equity. Mr. Goff founded the investment company during the credit crisis of 1998. The firm currently manages a portfolio of more than $4 billion through offices in Fort Worth, Denver and Stamford, Connecticut.

Mr. Goff’s family office, Goff Capital, has a team of professionals based in Fort Worth. Goff Capital invests in public equities and debt, distressed debt, oil and gas, and private equity.

Mr. Goff directs much of his charitable efforts through The Goff Family Foundation. The Foundation principally focuses on education, providing creative solutions for specific schools in need and scholarships in primary and secondary education.

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About the UT Arlington College of Business

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business prepares more than 5,500 students each year for their roles as leaders, innovators and influencers in the global community.

The College of Business is among the nation's most productive business schools in published academic research. The college is in an elite group of U.S. business schools fully accredited at all degree levels in both business administration and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.