Rockefeller Group Development Corporation:
80 Years of Distinction
For 80 years, The Rockefeller Group has initiated some of the most memorable endeavors in American commercial real estate. Its proud tradition of real estate excellence began with the development of the world’s finest urban business and entertainment complex, Rockefeller Center
After building the original 6-million-square-foot Art Deco complex throughout the 1930s and into the ’40s, The Rockefeller Group developed several towers in the immediate vicinity in the ’50s and ’60s.
Rockefeller Center’s Size Doubles in Early ’70s
By the early 1970s, the company had added four towers to Rockefeller Center on the west side of Avenue of the Americas, more than doubling the size of the original center.
Rockefeller Group Development Corporation was formed as a subsidiary in 1976 as The Rockefeller Group applied its distinctive brand of quality to the development of signature office buildings across the country.
Signature Office Buildings Developed Across the Country
The signature office buildings RGDC developed across the country, beginning in the late 1970s, include the following:
Building With and For Corporate America
Although Rockefeller Center still looks as it did some 80 years ago, Rockefeller Group Development Corporation has changed with the times. Today the company is aligned with sister subsidiaries Rockefeller Group Investment Management, Rockefeller Group Technology Solutions, and Rockefeller Group Business Centers to bring a broad range of expertise to bear on real estate projects. "We’re very much in the business of building with and for corporate America," says president and CEO Kevin R. Hackett. "While we’re able to offer more sophisticated services than we did in the past, we strengthen those capabilities with our core values of honesty in business, respect for tradition, and integrity of service in dealings with our customers."
Rockefeller Group Development Corporation Today
Today, RGDC is a national real estate owner, developer, and manager. The company embodies the same traditions of innovation, integrity, and pride of workmanship that made Rockefeller Center the world’s urban mixed-use standard.
RGDC currently has properties in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, and Utah, with millions of square feet of space in various stages of development and approximately ten million square feet of premier office towers in New York City under management.
Rockefeller Group Development Corporation is owned by Rockefeller Group International, Inc., itself a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd., one of the largest real estate companies in the world.