Matching Gift Donor Richard Crenian


Richard Crenian is the founder and president of ReDev Properties, Ltd., a Canadian-owned company that is responsible for the development and management of more than 25 commercial real estate investments located throughout Western Canada.

He began his career at the age of 19, selling office equipment with Pitney & Bowes and quickly became one of the youngest sales managers in Canada. His personal achievements included honours for branch of the year and ranking in the top three for sales nationwide. Before long, he was one of the company’s highest paid sales representatives.

His sales experience prepared him for new ventures, and Richard began developing real estate projects in Saskatchewan at the age of 21. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for the development of more than 11,000 apartments, condominiums and various retail plazas, exceeding sales of $1 billion.

“The more I learned about Baycrest and its world-leading care, research and education, the more I also became impressed with the donor community that has supported Baycrest for almost 100 years. I wanted to honour these donors by matching their generosity – dollar for dollar.”
– Richard Crenian

Richard’s philanthropic support extends to include the Daily Food Bank, Covenant House, Sunnybrook Hospital and

He has served as a Governor for Junior Achievement, has sat on the advisory board of the University of Saskatchewan, College of Commerce and is a founding member of the Young Entrepreneurs organization of Saskatchewan.

Please accept Richard’s challenge and give generously today. Your donation will be doubled immediately. Together, we can make a difference.