Originally from the Midwest, Robert Christoph Senior grew up boating on the Great Lakes. Prior to starting RCI, he spent about 15 years as a developer of multifamily residences and marinas on lakes and reservoirs in the Midwest and Southeast. His experience with waterfront development led Christoph to consider multifamily communities with both upland and waterside features, creating the optimum waterfront lifestyle.

In the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s, RCI’s principals overcame adverse market conditions, the first energy crisis and record high interest rates, while carefully acquiring, building, leasing new locations and/or turning around residential properties that had faltered in the suburban Chicago market.

In the early 1980s, again faced with gas rationing and high interest rates, the targeted real estate market was expanded to include both residential and commercial properties in the central Midwest area. Christoph’s attraction to the Art Deco district brought him to Miami Beach, where he bought and renovated numerous historic buildings. In the early 1980s, the site of the Miami Beach Marina was nothing more than a refuse transfer point and was filled with tanks. Christoph realized the area could be a catalyst for development and become a destination instead of an industrial site. Christoph’s life-long love of boating and knowledge of what boaters want and need led him to concentrate his efforts on marinas.

In the late 1980s, faced with the savings and loan crisis and the first banking crisis, the RCI operating area was again expanded and broadened to include and address non-performing residential and commercial properties.

The Christoph’s real estate development company is in its fifth decade of active property development and management. Building upon the success with multifamily communities and extensive knowledge of the waterfront, RCI developments include the best of water and land-based destinations.

Today, RCI is responsible for everything from blueprints to bricks to management of the marine, upland, or land-based components. RCI is also a family business. Christoph serves as Chairman and his son Robert Jr. as President. Together, this boating family brings the lifestyle to all who desire it. RCI’s marinas offer boaters a place to keep their boats, share their experiences and enjoy the company of other like-minded boating enthusiasts.

Throughout its fifty years of operation, the RCI Group boasts a long and rich history of developing and managing residential, commercial and marine properties. Whether developing new or realigning existing, non-performing properties, RCI’s developments have a long track record of successfully thriving in their communities and becoming sought after destinations.