Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, The Decurion Corporation is parent to four operating businesses. Pacific Theatres is a regional movie exhibition company. ArcLight Cinemas enhances and extends the moviegoing experience. Robertson Properties Group is one of the leading real estate development, acquisition, and property management companies in Southern California. And Hollybrook Senior Living is an assisted living business whose purpose is to deliver love in the context of affordable senior care. Decurion’s portfolio of companies employs about 1,500 persons (or “members”).
We are building a company that will thrive for generations. Consciously challenging existing norms, we require and cultivate connectedness, curiosity, authenticity, and autonomy. We seek to recognize and realize the potential in people, places, and society.
Our purpose is to provide places for people to flourish. By “flourish” we mean to become fully oneself, which includes living an undivided life and growing into what one is meant to be. Flourishing is the process of living into one’s unique contribution.
Three decades ago, we identified the values that guide our company:
If we can’t be proud of it, we don’t want to do it.
We feel a responsibility to treat people with fairness and decency.
We believe in managing and building this company to last at least through the next century.
We feel an obligation to contribute to the communities in which we operate.
We believe in providing an opportunity for individuals to develop, grow, and contribute.
We care about people.
- We believe that work is meaningful, that work gives meaning to people’s lives. For us, meaning comes from three things: developing oneself, creating something excellent and enduring, and contributing to other people.
- We believe that people are not only means but also ends in themselves. Most businesses view people (employees, customers, suppliers, and others) as a means to some end, such as completing a transaction or meeting a goal. We feel that reducing people to a role in a process dehumanizes them. While honoring the roles they play, we approach people as fellow human beings, as ends in themselves.
- We believe that individuals and communities naturally develop. Much of the literature on development ends with the teenage years. But we know that adults continue to develop. Our structures and practices create conditions that pull people into greater levels of complexity and wholeness.
- And while we did not begin with this belief, our experience has shown us that pursuing profitability and human growth emerges as one thing. They are part of a single whole, not two things to be traded off or two elements of a “double bottom line.” We capture this belief by saying that nothing extra is required.