“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Nelson Mandela
“You never fail until you stop trying.”
Albert Einstein
“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”
Lance Armstrong

imgresSince founding the Canadian owned company ReDev Properties in 2001, Richard Crenian has taken a long-term investment approach with Canadian real estate, which has been responsible for the consistent growth of the company with a portfolio of over 25 commercial properties throughout Western Canada.

Starting at the tender age of 12, Richard began to develop his entrepreneurial skills through the selling of diaries. What initially started as a way to purchase his very first suit, quickly morphed into a career, when at 16, Richard began selling vacuum cleaners to support himself and fund his way through high school.

Richard then went on to excel as an office equipment salesman with Pitney & Bowes, quickly becoming one of the youngest sales managers throughout Canada at the age of 19. He relished in such personal achievements as being among the top three Canadian sales representative and partaking in the top branch of the year award, all of which resulting in Richard becoming one of the highest paid sales professional throughout the country.

At the age of 21, Richard started what would become ReDev properties in Saskatchewan, Canada. Starting with the initial development of multi-family residential rental units, the company has built more than 11,000 apartments and condominiums, as well as numerous retail shopping centers in the marketplace that have collectively topped over one billion dollars in revenue.

Always one to lend a helping hand, Richard has served as a Governor for Junior Achievement and was appointed to the advisory board of the University of Saskatchewan, College of Commerce.

He is also a founding member of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization in Saskatchewan and a member of the World President Organization, having graduated from the Young President Organization in 2009.

Richard regularly supports causes such as the Daily Food Bank, Covenant House, the Baycrest Alzheimer’s Foundation, Sunny Brook Hospital Toronto and theNext36.ca.

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Involvements

Some of the Richard’s interests and  involvements.
Richard and Gordie Howe
Richard and Alex Anthopolous
Richard and Lanny McDonald
Stanley Cup!
Richard and Paul Coffey
Richard and Wayne Gretzky
Sami Jo Small and Richard

Causes