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Todd Payne, SIOR

ToddTodd Payne, grandson of founder Robert Goodfellow, is President and owner of Goodfellow Ashmore. Joining the company in 1987, Todd has built a strong team of brokers and advisors who handle many of the regions major transactions in office, industrial, retail, investment and land development. Todd specializes in office and investment real estate in addition to focusing on medical and corporate services clients.

Although Goodfellow Ashmore celebrated its 78th anniversary, the companies growth has greatly accelerated over the last 25 years under Todd’s leadership. Implementing a business plan outlining growth through acquisition and strategic partnerships Goodfellow Ashmore currently provides it’s clients resources for commercial brokerage, investment, property and asset management and construction management services. Additionally, in an effort to more effectively serve the western Connecticut real estate community, Todd has opened satellite offices in Torrington and Waterbury.  Todd is also a managing member of  ERA Goodfellow Homes a residential brokerage firm located in Danbury which is run by his long time partner Scott Cooney.

Both personally and through his companies, Todd is committed to community involvement. He currently serves as:

  • Vice President of the Bridgewater Land Trust
  • Board of Directors of the Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance
  • Past President and Director of CORFAC International
  • Board of Directors Ridgewood Country Club

Over the last 25 years, Todd has served on the boards of Citycenter Danbury, The Charles Ives Center for the Arts, a past president of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, SIOR, Connecticut chapter, Trustee of the SIOR Educational Foundation, Ability Beyond Disability, Western CT chapter of the American Red Cross, The Regional Hospice, the Danbury Hospital Development Fund, the United Way Cabinet, the Rotary Club of Danbury and the Western CT State University Ball committee.

Todd is a graduate of Immaculate HS in Danbury, Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. and lives in Bridgewater, CT with his wife and their two daughters.

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