Founded in 1964, Richmond Holdings Ltd., along with its associated companies, Cornett Holdings Ltd. and Gilchrist Properties Ltd., formed the basis of the RCG Group.
We are a long-standing, Richmond, British Columbia – based owner, developer and manager of all forms of real estate including industrial, commercial, and retail properties across the Lower Mainland.
For over 50 years, we have been pioneers in the City of Richmond, the Lower Mainland of B.C., and, more recently, Calgary, Alberta. RCG Group has successfully used our years of experience to help companies like RONA, DHL International, London Drugs, Gordon Food Services, Island Farms, VTech Electronics (Canada) Ltd., Bombardier, Weyerhaeuser, the Overwaitea Food Group and many others, shape and support the growth and transformation that is taking place in Richmond and other Lower Mainland communities.
We own, develop, and manage, a wide range of industrial, retail, commercial and office space across the Lower Mainland, the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, and in Calgary, Alberta. We also hold undeveloped land and re-development sites in various municipalities.
Our goal is to acquire and develop high quality, enduring & sustainable real estate, and add both vibrancy and permanence to the greater communities in which we operate.
A personal and responsive approach to the way we manage our properties is a hallmark of RCG Group’s way of doing business. At RCG Group, we take pride in our many decades’ collective experience and knowledge. Our results drive our success with the majority of our business coming through repeat business and referrals from clients and consultants who see the value we bring to them.
RCG Group is a member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. As well, we enjoy relationships with a variety of other industry, municipal, and community groups.
We salute those organizations and their volunteers who give of themselves through charity and selflessness to make our communities better.
At RCG Group, we believe strongly in giving back to the communities in which we live, work and play.
Staff at RCG Group and Swordfern annually donate their time and expertise to various charitable and not-for-profit organizations in Richmond and the Lower Mainland, and support our property management partners in the Calgary community.
We are proud to support a variety of local, national and international organizations that are committed to improving the quality of life in the community.
We value hard work and dedication and believe that those twin principles can and do make a difference, not only in our business lives but in our own private lives and in the lives of others. Whether it’s through helping organizations manage the influx of donations or through an organized neighbourhood clean-up, we believe in taking a hands-on approach to community involvement.
Some of the highlights of the personally rewarding experiences our team has benefited from include:
Annual Day of Caring – Entre Nous Femmes Housing Society
Each year we seek out a non-profit organization that would benefit from our contribution. We have had the opportunity to support the Entre Nous Femmes Housing Society on two of their properties, performing various and much-needed exterior maintenance and landscaping tasks that their limited budget funds did not allow them to perform.
Providing both manpower and equipment, we dedicate a day and all our team members performed pressure-washing, landscaping, weeding, brush clearing and related services.
Seasonal Volunteering/Community Contribution – Richmond Food Bank
Every year, as the holiday season gets closer, we recognize the heightened need to support members of our society who may be experiencing hardship and challenges.
Each year, we donate warehouse space to the Richmond Food Bank, in order to help them handle the seasonal rush of donations. In addition to providing them with the space to be able to handle and manage all the donations, our team commits to a shift at the Food Bank itself, sorting donated goods in preparation for distribution.
Sustainable Giving – Canadian Mental Health
RCG Group’s/Swordfern’s association with our tenant the Canadian Mental Health Association [CMHA] raised our awareness of their Transitional Employment Program. We have had the pleasure of participating in this Program for several years now.
Swordfern employs a CMHA Pathways Clubhouse member through the Program to perform lot-cleaning and some light landscaping work at a number of our properties in the Richmond City Centre.
RCG Group recently became Richmond Hospital Foundation’s three-year volunteer sponsor for the Foundation’s main events, including the annual golf tournament, the Community Cares Month held in September, the Annual Starlight Gala, as well as for the Foundation’s volunteer thank you event.
Health is a real priority for all of ur stakeholders, and we see opportunities to reflect that by supporting health & wellness in the communities we work and invest in, says Harold Goodwyn. “You can’t do a lot without it. Both of my parents succumbed to cancer. My Dad was very well-served by the infrastructure and health care professionals at Richmond Hospital that supported him and us.”
Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre
RCG Group donates to the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre. We take pride in knowing that our contribution helps with the delivery of the more than 50 different programs and services the Centre offers by way of assistance to Calgary’s most vulnerable people.