John C. Goff is a private investor based in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Goff co-founded Crescent Real Estate with Richard Rainwater in the early 1990’s, designing the strategy and orchestrating the acquisitions leading to its initial public offering (NYSE) in May 1994. Under his leadership as 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 percent compounded annual return including more than $2.5 billion in cash dividends during its 13 years as a public company. In November 2009, Mr. Goff reacquired Crescent in a partnership with Barclays Capital, and in December 2017 he purchased Barclays’ interest to become the principal owner of Crescent Real Estate and its subsidiaries. Crescent currently has assets under management, development and investment capacity of more than $10 billion.
Mr. Goff joined Mr. Rainwater in 1987, investing in public securities, private equity and distressed debt in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, health care, insurance and banking. This background led Mr. Goff to establish his family office, Goff Capital, in 2009. Goff Capital is presently focused on energy, aerospace, entertainment, real estate and wellness, with the ownership of Canyon Ranch – the world’s recognized leader in healthy living and luxury spa vacations.
Mr. Goff is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and is a member of McCombs Business School Hall of Fame. He was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southwest Region in 2014, was inducted to the North Texas Real Estate, the Dallas Business and the Fort Worth Business Halls of Fame.