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Trust is Our Promise


With more than 80 years of combined experience in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate expertise, Realty Trust has helped shape Palm Springs into a dynamic resort destination through its many high profile transactions. 


Scott Timberlake, owner of Realty Trust, applies his extensive background and experience to the sale and purchase of numerous landmark Palm Springs properties. With conscientious and visionary stewardship, Scott has been involved in the ownership and restoration of several historically-significant and Class 1 Historic Buildings in Palm Springs. A notable example is his ownership and commitment to the preservation of the Donald Wexler-designed former Merrill Lynch Building in downtown Palm Springs. Vacant for years, it is now occupied by the Eisenhower Health Center, a successful and celebrated “adaptive reuse” of this elegant mid-century modern masterpiece. Scott recently acquired the vacant Tahquitz Plaza (600-650/700-750 E. Tahquitz Canyon Dr) after a years-long political battle between the City of Palm Springs and the previous owner. The exterior restoration now complete, Scott will continue the interior renovation of this expansive commercial space working closely with the original architect, Hugh Kaptur.  The property will be renamed Kaptur Plaza. The new space opens in Spring 2017 with a community celebration


Vacant for years in the heart of downtown, Realty Trust sold and then managed the restoration of the William Cody-designed building at Arenas and Palm Canyon Drive. This location now serves as Realty Trust’s administrative headquarters. 


Together with business partner, Michael Kassinger, a Palm Springs resident since 1978, Realty Trust has represented sellers and buyers in some of the most significant real estate transactions. Michael Kassinger has been a developer, a developer’s consultant, and a buyers/sellers representative for numerous clients in Palm Springs. Michael currently is a member of the Planning Commission for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. 


Michael’s special skill set and services range from Build to Suit, Project Management, Owner’s Representative, and Construction at Risk, offering Realty Trust clients a wide range of services with an unparalleled diversity of specialized expertise.


Realty Trust offers a broad range of professional brokerage services representing buyers and sellers including:

Commercial and Residential   | Property Management Services

Real Estate Investment Consulting  |  Foreclosures and Short Sale Transactions

Real Estate Exchanges   |  Improvement and Renovation Guidance

Condominium Conversions |  Marketing Expertise

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