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-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 and beyond. 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, 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 throughout the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley. We also hold undeveloped land and re-development sites in various municipalities.
Our goal is to acquire and develop high quality, enduring and 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 have appreciated 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.
Harold is engaged in all aspects of RCG Group's operations. He is responsible for asset management, property management oversight and corporate administration. He is also involved in making strategic acquisitions for RCG Group and plays an active role in property development and design. Harold graduated with an Honours BA from Queen's University and later completed the Diploma Program in Urban Land Economics from UBC. An energetic, approachable humble man with a big heart, when he's not busy striking the next property deal, Harold enjoys sailing, skiing, biking, reading & travel and is a big Canucks fan.
Senior Vice President, Real Estate and DevelopmentView Bio
Gordon is responsible for achieving the company's medium and long term asset growth and income goals, initiating and managing RCG Group's master planning development strategies as well as overseeing the ultimate development of RCG Group's present and future portfolio of vacant or under-utilized commercial, residential and industrial land holdings. He also leads and coordinates the company's retail leasing and investment acquisitions. Gordon obtained his B.Comm. in Urban Land Economics at UBC and is a member of the Real Estate Institute of BC. Prior to joining RCG, Gordon owned & operated a real estate development and consulting company and worked in the corporate environment accumulating over 25 years of experience in all facets of the real estate development. For downtime when he's not thinking of a roadmap to achieve the company's goals, Gordon hits the gym on a regular basis, likes to spend time with his family and, on rare occasions, gets out on the golf course to strike a few balls.
Carmen joined the company in the beginning of 2009. As a Certified Management Accountant and an IT professional, Carmen works with the team to build a core environment that allows stakeholders to have access to relevant information for decision making in a timely manner. She was responsible for the implementation of the best-in-class integrated management and accounting software that supports our operations. Carmen continues to carry the company through continuous system improvements and upgrade transitions. When not in the office, she can be found working out in the fitness centre, cooking up a storm in her kitchen or enjoying travelling to some exotic parts of the world.
Senior Property ManagerView Bio
Robert has an extensive background in both the property management industry, and various building trades, and has been managing the assets of RCG Group since the late 1990's. His breadth and depth of experience & skill accumulated over more than 25 years in property management, (to say nothing of prior exposures and endeavours), continues to be a great and incalculable benefit to the Group. Robert is as comfortable rewiring an electrical panel, as he is preparing a budget, and is always happy to draw on his industry experience to assist clients whenever possible. When he's not managing clients' properties and premises as efficiently as possible, his passions include renovations, family, motorcycles and technology.
Community EngagementWe 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.
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.
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 everyone,” says Harold Goodwyn. “You can’t do a lot without it. My father passed away from cancer in 1999. He was really well served at Richmond Hospital by all the staff that he and our family interacted with”.Some of the organizations we support include: