Robert JL Laurence

VP of Development 

Hotel and Property Management 

An accomplished Award-winning Real Estate executive, with more than 30 years’ experience in North American in Land development, Construction, Project Management and Hotel Hospitality, working with properties owners and land developers as a member of the construction development team. 

As a Certified Building Contractor, in Florida since 1991. Robert developed residential communities, from starter homes to custom ocean front properties, along with commercial developments, in the 20 years that followed. He also developed, constructed, owned, and operated a Ramada Hotel in Florida for more than 10 years.

In 2008, he was introduced to a Senior Care Group in Florida and the development opportunities of senior lifestyle communities, with the thought of bringing these concepts back to Niagara.


After returning to Niagara in 2012, as a Real Estate Broker with Royal LePAGE NRC Realty, he worked with Warren Woods on their senior development program located in the south end of Niagara Falls, which resulted in the creation of River Crest Corporation as a lifestyle community developer.


Working with several close friends, previous long-term investors, new shareholders, and development partners, launching this 55+ Lifestyle Community. During the last seven years, he has been an active shareholder and consultant to the Estates of Niagara, and a member of the Board of Directors, bringing together the marketing and management team that he is very proud to be associated with, as we move into our next phase of this project. Robert currently serves as Vice President of Development