Family-founded and family-owned with community at its heart. That’s the essence of Richmond-based real estate owner, developer and manager RCG Group. “We’re very focused on contributing and encouraging the strengthening of the fabric of the community,” says Harold Goodwyn, who along with his brother Grante, and the team at RCG Group, develops, acquires, leases and manages more than 1.3 million sq. ft. of industrial, retail, commercial and office space in the Lower Mainland, the majority of which is in Richmond.
“Richmond is an exciting and culturally diverse community we’re proud to be a part of. It’s evolving and growing rapidly. You see a city center growing before your very eyes. But even our office near the city center, which my father built 50 years ago, is no more than two blocks from either shopping or restaurants , the dyke trail and the river bike paths or the Canada Line.”
RCG Group recently became Richmond Hospital Foundation’s three-year volunteer sponsor for the Foundation’s main events, including the annual golf tournament, the upcoming Community Cares Month in September, the 16th Starlight Gala as well as for the Foundation’s volunteer thank you event held in November. “It’s great to be able to contribute,” he says. “Helping the hospital and supporting volunteers was something we really connected with.”
While RCG Group may not be familiar to everyone in Richmond, the company nevertheless has deep roots in Richmond that stretch back more than five decades with company founder Harvey Goodwyn—father of Harold and Grante—born in 1925 and raised in Richmond on a farm that was located near Cambie and Shell Road. Harvey continued to maintain a deep fondness and love for what Richmond has to offer. And today Harold and Grante continue in that tradition, committed to the community.
“Health is a real priority for everyone,” says Harold. “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.”
Harold says RCG Group believes strongly in giving back to the communities in which they live, work and play. “We’ve been in Richmond for more than 50 years, and we are really invested in this community for the long term,” says Harold. ‘We feel very fortunate to be in a business whose outlook is optimistic, and it’s gratifying to be able to contribute to the improvement of health care right here in Richmond.”