The Corcoran Group’s Upper West Side broker Marc J. Goodman died on March 29 of Covid-19, the coronavirus disease.
Marc J. Goodman, a broker with the Corcoran Group for more than two decades, died at his Upper West Side home on Sunday from Covid-19, according to the brokerage and a close friend.
Pam Liebman, Corcoran’s president and CEO, informed company staffers and agents on Monday.
“An unfailing optimist, Marc is remembered by his colleagues and clients as the most generous of agents, always willing to lend an ear and offer a helping hand,” Liebman wrote in a statement.
Goodman was 67.
Friends and colleagues remembered Goodman as a good-natured man who had a playful sense of humor.
“People were drawn to Marc,” said broker Merope Lolis, who was his business partner for a decade. They began working together after Goodman helped her land a listing while she was out of town.
It was just the kind of man he was, she said.
“He approached his business the way that he approached his life, and that was with great honesty and integrity,” she said.
Robert Hickey, who said he’d been a close friend of Goodman’s for 18 years, described him as having “an easy charm,” and “that sort of Seinfeld humor where you see the humor in almost nothing.”
“He really loved that moment when you realize this is all crazy,” he said.
Goodman, who worked out of the West Side Gallery office, was also a long-time fitness instructor. He was devoted to his meditation practice and mentoring others.
Hickey recalled a conversation with a few of Goodman’s neighbors earlier in the week who were shocked to realize that Goodman, “who still looked great in a T-shirt and a pair of jeans,” was in his late 60s, not his 50s as most of them thought.