What We Do Well

For decades, we have been building, developing and managing properties all across Ontario. From lifestyle communities to commercial properties, Rice has been a name representative of the utmost quality, care, and attention to detail. Our experience within land and community development affords us the knowledge needed to create the right environments for the people we serve.


The retirement market is our passion and place of expertise. We are the developers of three of the most renowned adult lifestyle communities in Ontario. Sandycove Acres, Grand Cove, and Wilmot Creek. We are proud to have been involved in the inception of these communities and still continue to build at Wilmot and Grand Cove. Rice also built and manages a retirement home in Brampton, Southbrook, that is home to 115 residents. We hope to grow our current retirement portfolio in the future.
Commercial Property Management

Commercial Property Management

Our commercial portfolio includes properties across southwestern ontario. We act as property managers, landlords, and property consultants. We respect and appreciate all our tenants and continue to seek opportunity for growth.
Property Management

Property Management

We provide property management to residential properties including those in Ontario, and in Southwestern Florida. Properties are managed on behalf of third parties as well as those owned by Rice. They include apartment buildings, town home complexes, single family dwellings and condo units. We would be pleased to speak with anyone interested in such services.
Land Development Opportunities

Land Development Opportunities

We are currently involved in the following projects: Patterson Farm (49 acres of land zoned for residential use in Grand Bend, Ontario), Piper's Glen (Lands adjacent to the golf course in Port Elgin, Ontario), Owen Sound Lands (60 acres located within the urban boundary in Owen Sound, Ontario). Carolina Homes: the construction of single family and town homes in Southwestern Florida.

Who We Are

A family owned and operated company, Rice traces its roots back to 1918 when Will Rice, a young carpenter from Newfoundland moved to Toronto. After the Second World War, Will's son, Maxwell Rice formed Rice Construction with two of his brothers, beginning by building and renovating homes in the Toronto, Ontario area. Today Rice thrives as a successful construction, property management, and land development company, with family still maintaining the heartbeat of it all.

George Rotstein

George is the CFO of Rice Development Corp. He graduated from the University of Toronto with Bachelor of Sciences Degree and then Graduated in 1972 with C.A. Degree with Wm. Eisenberg & Co. He had a position as an Assistant Controller with 2 Public Companies 1972–1975, then Senior Financial Officer with Several Companies between 1975 and 1992 that were primarily related to Real Estate Based, and Privately Owned, Entrepreneurial Enterprises .During that time he also served in a Consulting Capacity in some other industries such as manufacturing and steel. George has been working with the Rice family since 1992.

Roger Howard

Roger Howard, MCIP, RPP. Roger is the Director of Planning at Rice. He has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (B.E.S.), University of Waterloo. He is a Full Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. He has worked in municipal planning approvals in the Greater Toronto Area. Roger has been responsible for planning & development approvals and project management with the Rice family for the past twenty years. He also oversees consultant coordination and various on-site development and construction activities.

Ignace Wong

Ignace has been with the Rice family for 19 years in the capacity of Controller and Office Manager. In these roles he effectively oversees the day-to-day operations of the administrative aspect of our office and also that of the accounting department. Previously, Ignace worked for the Bank of Tokyo and also acquired some of his accounting training in London, England.

Heather Rice

Heather is the Marketing Director having special responsibilities for commercial property management and custom home construction. She is currently involved in the following projects; Sandycove Acres, Wilmot Creek, Grand Bend, Eldomar Investments, and FD Homes. She has an Honours BA from the University of Guelph and a post-graduate diploma from Sheridan College in Marketing Management. Previously she worked in marketing for Whirlpool Canada.

Jason Da Sivla

Jason is the VP of Property Management. He is also involved in RedHawk Construction. Jason has an Honours BACS in finance from University of Western Ontario.

Office Staff

The office staff is integral to our success and we are so proud of the people who have decided to work with us! Monica Aguiar, Lenea Raposo, Gwen Mullett, Fanny Castaldi, Donna Pinheiro, Merfat Hanna, Doreen Micciola.

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