Good + West Residential
Good + West Residential is a real estate development firm located in Austin, TX. The firm focuses on multifamily and build-to-rent development in major Texas markets. Good + West focuses on blending a passion for interior design and architecture with a disciplined approach to budget.
Good + West Residential has completed 937 apartments in Austin and in Dallas, with more than 1100 units in the pipeline.
Elizabeth Good has been responsible for the acquisition, development and asset management of over $2 billion of multifamily real estate in her 18 years of real estate experience. Prior to forming Good + West, Elizabeth was a Vice President with Cypress Real Estate Advisors and managed a portfolio of 10,000 units throughout Texas, Colorado and Georgia. Before moving to Austin in 2006, Elizabeth worked for Related Capital and Credit Suisse First Boston in New York City. Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. She serves on the board of the Hill Country Conservancy and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.
David West has been developing multifamily and residential real estate for the past 17 years in Austin, TX and New York City. Prior to forming Good + West, David was involved in developing over 2,200 ground up Class A multi family units formally with Centro Development and most recently as a preferred developer for Cypress Real Estate Advisors. Prior to moving to Austin in 2012, David spent nine years in New York City developing over $90 million of residential and multifamily real estate. While in NYC David learnt the complexities of developing urban residential product with a heavy focus on design and space planning. David blends a passion for design with a unique understanding of construction, project management and finance. David received a BBA from Texas Wesleyan University and was a four time All-American golfer.
VP of Development
Jena Michels has over 10 years of institutional investment experience and has invested over $1.8 billion in capital across hedge fund and private real estate investments. Prior to joining Good + West in 2021, Jena was an Investment Manager at Blueprint Local, a real estate private equity firm, overseeing direct real estate investments in Texas. Before Blueprint Local, Jena was an Associate Director at the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) from 2013-2019. Prior to UTIMCO, Jena held similar positions at Ascension Health, a large non-profit hospital system based in St. Louis, Missouri and the University of Arizona Investment Office. Jena holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Arizona.
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