60 Acts of Kindness From Downtown to Laguna

Known for its iconic 255 Grand apartments, Museum Terrace, Museum Tower and Promenade Tower in downtown LA, Goldrich Kest, one of the state’s largest real estate development and management companies, is celebrating its 60th anniversary by launching “60 Acts of Kindness” campaign.
The company is seeking submissions from those in need who need a boost to improve their lives and/or the lives of their families and communities. Perhaps one’s bicycle was stolen and that was their primary mode of transportation to and from work, a student needs a computer to help her with her studies, a senior citizen requires a wheelchair but lacks the funds to purchase one or a single mom needs help with childcare, etc.
“Goldrich Kest was built on recognizing and fulfilling the needs of a wide spectrum of people and philanthropy has been a bedrock of our 60-year history,” said company President Carole Glodney, who revealed that Jona Goldrich also built the Holocaust Museum in Pan Pacific Park. “We are excited to launch 60 Acts of Kindness and look forward to continuing our mission of helping those in the communities we serve.”
To be considered, send a concise 1-page description of your need to 60Acts@frankgroffinc.com
The company was founded by Goldrich and Sol Kest, both Holocaust survivors who have since passed. They launched their company in 1957 with $200 in their pockets and parlayed that into an extensive portfolio of residential, commercial, industrial, and retail space.
Among their projects are 120 apartment buildings with 13,188 units, 5 marinas with 2,139 slips, 24 senior living facilities with 4,248 beds, and, scattered throughout the US, more than 11 million square feet of non-residential space. 70 of their apartment buildings accommodate low-income families and Goldrich Kest offers free after-school and summer programs to keep its young residents engaged and eager to learn.
Goldrich Kest were innovators in their field having been major proponents of condominiums during their infancy in the 1960’s and building senior living facilities starting in 1965. By 1968, the company was a pioneer developer in Marina Del Rey where they built one of the first luxury apartment/marina complexes in what was previously considered swampland.
In 1970, they entered the Northern California market by unveiling San Jose Gardens Apartments and the next year extended their footprint to San Diego with the opening of Genesee Park Apartments. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s construction boom, Goldrich Kest continued adding government-assisted housing to its portfolio and rapidly became one of California’s largest developers of government-assisted apartments. In the 1980s, the company expanded outside of California for the first time.
For more information about the company, visit goldrichkest.com

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