TRUST IS IN OUR NAME
ABOUT ME: SCOTT TIMBERLAKE
Scott Timberlake, owner of Realty Trust, has been a licensed real estate broker since 1978, operating in several states including Hawaii, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Washington State and California. Scott has been affiliated with national and local real estate associations reflective of his excellent record of integrity and professionalism.
After operating his business headquarters in Hawaii, he relocated to Oregon in 1987 and opened an office in Palm Springs in 2010. Since that time, he has applied his extensive background and experience to the sale and purchase of numerous properties. Throughout the real estate recession (2009-2014) Scott successfully specialized in foreclosures and short sales of residential and commercial investment properties for his clients.
Scott applied his conscientious and visionary stewardship to several historically-significant and Class 1 Historic Buildings in Palm Springs. His ownership and commitment to the preservation of the long vacant Donald Wexler-designed former Merrill Lynch Building in downtown Palm Springs, now occupied by the Eisenhower Health Center, has resulted in a successful and celebrated “adaptive reuse” of this elegant midcentury modern masterpiece. In 2016 acquired the vacant Tahquitz Plaza (600-650/700-750 Tahquitz Canyon Dr) consist of 32,000 SF, after a years-long political battle between the City of Palm Springs, the Historic Preservation Society and the previous developer. The exterior and the interior restoration is complete working closely with the original architect, Hugh Kaptur. The building was renamed Kaptur Plaza. The new space opened in Spring 2017 with a community celebration. In 2021, Scott purchased the historic telephone building at 369 N Palm Canyon.
Scott also sold and managed the restoration of the William Cody-designed building at the high traffic downtown location at Arenas and Palm Canyon Drive which now serves as a vibrant office and retail also complex. In 2022, The property was added to the historic registry.
Scott is proud to call Palm Springs and Hawaii his home and has personally made several financial investments in promoting the vibrancy and long-term growth of the Cities.
Together with business partner, Michael Kassinger, a Palm Springs resident since 1978, Realty Trust has become a respected and valued member of the community with deep ties and working relationships with the business, civic, cultural, and preservation entities of Palm Springs.