Company

We are a visionary company with a singular focus on creating opportunity in Ottawa and Canada’s National Capital Region – a community we are deeply invested in.

Profile

We are committed, accountable, and experienced

Since 1958, Regional Group has been shaping real estate in Ottawa and throughout Canada’s National Capital Region. Started as Regional Realty, the business evolved into a real estate powerhouse with extensive experience handling every aspect of the real estate environment. We create, manage, and assess real estate value for our clients, partners and investors.

Our standing and relationships within the community afford us intimate knowledge of every piece of real estate in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. We’ve successfully weathered market cycles, and have the wisdom and experience to guide investment decisions. We are an innovative, nimble and forward-thinking company. Our team of seasoned, multi-disciplinary real estate professionals has the expertise to target investment potential, develop profitable real estate assets and deliver professional advice and management in both the private and public sectors.

We have the vision to create strategies that are smart solutions for today and have the holding power to be even smarter for the future.

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"Ottawa is unique, and the opportunities for economic and technological growth are limitless. Whether investing with partners or on our own, our purpose is to embrace each opportunity and enrich each project through innovative design, planning and technology."

Steve Gordon, President & CEO, Regional Group

Our Values

Driven by a philosophy of integrity

Integrity

We hold honesty, respect, best judgement, and doing the right thing as paramount for our stakeholders, employees and communities.

Commitment

We are resolute in our dedication to creating opportunity and value.

Innovation

We empower our people to strive for creativity, uniqueness and distinction, through collaboration and education.

Attention

We create by actively listening to the needs of our customers, investors and our community.

Balance

We value family and enjoyment in our workplace, communities and personal lives.

Gratitude

We are thankful for the opportunities and commitments that have been bestowed on us and are proud of the relationships and results we have built.

Leadership

For six decades and 3 generations, we’ve led change and city building. We’ve developed an extensive network of relationships in private and public sectors. Our team serves prominently in positions of leadership with professional and community organizations.

Leadership

Leading by example

Over nearly six decades, we’ve developed an extensive network of contacts and deep experience shaping real estate deals in Ottawa-Gatineau. Our team is made up of highly talented individuals in all areas of property acquisition, development and management.

History

Beneath all – lies land

Our love of Ottawa and pride in Canada’s Capital is a central theme in everything we do.

Started in 1958 as Regional Realty, founder Len Potechin recognized the unlimited potential for economic growth and community development achievable through real estate investment and management. His legacy is alive and well, having steadily grown under the leadership of Steve Gordon, CEO. We have created a unique real estate platform and attracted capital from wealth managers, family offices and institutions.

Today, we have a $5+ billion pipeline of commercial, mixed-use and residential projects in various stages of development in Ontario and Quebec, as well as a management portfolio of more than 2 million square feet of commercial space and 2,000 residential units. Our homebuilding division, eQ Homes consistently creates visionary, award-winning communities which lead the way in home innovation and sustainable living initiatives.

1958

Len Potechin founds Regional Realty, Ltd

Regional becomes first Canadian firm to apply data processing to real estate

1967
1977

Regional brings first Mainframe computer to Canada

Debut of Regional Realty’s “Regi” the first MLS Computer

1981
1982

Regional Commercial Brokerage Division established.

Incorporation of Regional Capital Properties Corporation.

1984
1987

Research, Market Studies and Consulting Division established.

Acquisition of Statesman Management and Realty Ltd. based in Calgary and Edmonton.

1988
1990

Merger of Delbro Real Estate Commercial Division, with Regional Realty, Winnipeg Office.

Regional establishes Realty Tax Advisory Service – now Tax & Valuation, managing over 3000 properties

1997
1998

Regional sets record of 25-million dollars in apartment sales in 1 month

2006

Regional builds new corporate offices

Construction begins on eQuinelle Regional’s first master-planned community – $450 million gross development value

2006

Home building division, eQ Homes established

2009
2014

Regional Group acquires land for $500 million Greystone Village, LEED ND

eQ Homes becomes first production builder in Ontario to introduce Smart Home technology as standard

2017
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2018

Greystone Village Awarded LEED ND v4 Silver, the first community in Ontario to achieve this designation.

Regional’s pipeline of commercial, mixed-use and residential projects exceeds $5 billion gross development value.

2018
The Regional Group 60 year anniversary logo

Clients

Active and attentive partner in the success of every project

We measure success differently. To us it’s not just about the numbers, it’s also about the process. Our reputation has been earned through years of hard work and relationship building. We bring that to every deal we make, every property and portfolio we manage, and every community we build. We focus on listening to what our investors and customers want and need. The result – another successful transaction and relationship.

Awards

Proud to be recognized as one of the top real estate companies in Ottawa

We love real estate. We love the challenge, the process, and ultimately, the thrill of watching a vision become a thriving reality where people live and work.   In truth, we are rewarded every day – by the people we meet, the communities we have the pleasure of creating, and the relationships we have built.

We are grateful for the opportunities to pursue our passion. However, it is always wonderful to be recognized for the work we have done.  A kudo is always appreciated!

2017

City of Ottawa Urban Design Award: Award of Merit – Visions and Master Plans – Greystone Village, The Oblate Lands Redevelopment

 

2017

City of Ottawa Heritage Conservation Awards – award of excellence – 2010 for Melrose School House Lofts on the Park

 

 

2017

Housing Design Awards  – Production Home – Single Detached 2,000 sq. ft. or less – The Anderson, Fernbank Crossing

 


2017

Best Builder Sales Assistant Claudia Jacobs: eQ Homes


2017

Best Builder Video –  River Terraces at Greystone Village, eQ Homes


2017

Best Builder Sales Centre – River Terraces at Greystone Village, eQ Homes


2017

Best Community – Greystone Village, eQ Homes with Hobin Architecture

2016

Housing Design Awards  – Production Home 2,000 sq. ft or less – $400,000 and under –  The Dumont, Clarence Crossing

 

 

2016

Housing Design Awards  – Community of The Year – eQuinelle

 

 

2016

Housing Design Awards  – Production Home 2,000 sq. ft or less –  The Alexander, Clarence Crossing

 


2015

Best Bungalow Model – Single – over 1,500 sq. ft. – The Alexander Model, eQuinelle


2015

Best Condo Model Low Rise – The Rosewood, Fernbank Crossing


2014

Best Bungalow Model – Single – under 1,500 sq. ft.  –  The Pebble Beach, Fernbank Crossing


2013

Best bungalow single, 1,500 square feet and under – The Camelot


2013

Best bungalow single, 1,500 square feet and over – The Malibu


2013

Best condo low-rise – The Snead, Foxwood Collection

2009

City of Ottawa Urban Design Award: Award of Merit – Urban Landfil (low-rise) – Montmartre on the Market

"We work hard to earn our reputation as the most trusted advisor and creator of opportunity and value in real estate."

Steve Gordon, President & CEO, Regional Group

Affiliates & Partners

Strategic partners

The strength of a company is often measured by their affiliations. We are proud to partner with companies that share our values about community, sustainability and giving back.

eQ Homes

Established in 2009, eQ Homes, a wholly-owned affiliate company, is one of Ottawa’s top builders — consistently delivering innovative, award-winning homes of exceptional quality. The company’s motto “Enriching Lives” is evident in every community they build.

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Tree Canada

Respect for the environment is one of our core values. For every home we build, we contribute to Tree Canada’s National Greening Program to replenish those trees we used. To date, Tree Canada has planted over 80 million trees, and greened over 1,100 urban centres, BIAs, indigenous communities, schools and hospitals throughout Canada.

Visit the Tree Canada Website

Habitat for Humanity

Creating strong, livable communities is the core of our business. Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

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In The Community

Big hearts and big ideas are a great combination

We operate with Community in mind. Our team has always been passionate about creating healthy, vibrant communities for exceptional living, and our charitable giving focuses on areas that support them.

  • Children’s programs & education
  • Environment
  • Health care
  • Nature

A holistic balance ensures the future of the communities we build, and we strive to enhance them by contributing financial resources and expertise to many worthwhile causes. Our employees extend this dedication by serving as volunteers and participating in neighbourhood events. We are extraordinarily proud of the communities we build, work and live in.

Enriching Lives – We are dedicated to nurturing the communities that we build and in which we live.