The Rilington Group Announces the Addition of The Hemmingway Group For New Homes Sales Management at Vallera Palm Springs

Kathleen Ahlgren, CEO of The Hemmingway Group

The Rilington Group recently announced the addition of Kathleen Ahlgren of The Hemmingway Group to be responsible for new home sales management at Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions. “We are excited to work with The Rilington Group” says Kathleen Ahlgren, CEO of The Hemmingway Group. “We believe that today’s buyer is looking for value and quality and Vallera offers both.”  The Hemmingway Group is a turnkey solution for all of Rilington’s new home sales needs.

Kathleen brings 20 years in new home sales, with 13 of those years in the Coachella Valley, to The Rilington Group. The Hemmingway Group is a new home sales and marketing company focused on the Coachella Valley and handles all aspects of site management, new home sales and marketing. Since The Hemmingway Group was retained in May 2017, there have been a noticeable uptick in sales at Vallera Palm Springs. The Hemmingway Group offers experience, professionalism and in-depth knowledge with the proven numbers that speak to their years of success in every facet of new home sales, marketing and branding, finance and acquisition.

“Now that we see positive movement in the market, we are very happy to have Kathleen and The Hemmingway Group back to manage sales on our new home communities,” notes Mickie Riley, President and Founder of The Rilington Group. “We had the pleasure of working with Kathleen from 1990 to 2006 when she managed and directed sales operations on all Rilington new home communities.”

Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions is close to everything that people love about Palm Springs, offering homebuyers the perfect Palm Springs lifestyle. Vallera, a community of 52 detached homes, is in the existing gated community of Village Traditions. It is the lowest priced new community of detached homes in Palm Springs, and the only new home community priced in the low $500,000’s within two blocks of downtown Palm Springs.   Home buyers enjoy Vallera’s community amenities including gated entrance, clubhouse, swimming pool and spa. Vallera offers what area buyers want today: low maintenance courtyards and a home just blocks from downtown Palm Springs.

The three bedroom/three bath homes are offered in three distinct architectural styles including Spanish Revival, Hacienda and California Ranch. The three two-story floor plans offer comfortable living spaces for today’s lifestyle, ranging from 1848 to 2185 square feet. Though the homes are two-story plans they offer a single-story lifestyle with the master bedroom, secondary bedroom/office and laundry room all on the first floor. Built in three different elevation styles, each home is distinctive and designed with indoor-outdoor living and entertaining in mind.

Vallera is located two blocks East of Palm Canyon and North of Ramon, just off El Segundo. Models are open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions

For additional information, visit http://www.vallerapalmsprings.com or contact The Rilington Group at 760.851.0707 or vallera@rilingtongroup.com.

About The Rilington Group

As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006. Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit http://www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.

About The Hemmingway Group

The Hemmingway Group is a full-service home sales management company, specializing in new home sales, marketing management and Legal/BRE preparation. The Hemmingway Group also represents property owners on HOA boards, and manages all aspects of property management.

Kathleen Ahlgren, CEO of The Hemmingway Group, is a recognized leader in the community and the building and new home sales industry. She has received numerous awards including: YMCA TWIN (The Women in Industry) Award for excellence in her field, Sales Manager of the Year by the Desert Sales and Marketing Council, and 2008 Volunteer of the Year from the Building Industry Association.

Ms. Ahlgren has served on the Executive Board of the Desert Sales & Marketing Council since 2007 and as the Council’s President in 2009, is a graduate of Leadership Coachella Valley. She is a former member of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Desert Sales and Marketing Council, National Association of Home Builders Women’s Council and Women’s Leadership Forum.

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In The News

Mickie Riley, President of The Rilington Group

(March 30, 2017) In case you missed it, Mickie Riley of the Rilington Group was interviewed by KESQ Channel 3 to discuss the newly proposed surf village by Honokea Surf Villages & Resorts in the Coachella Valley.

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In the News

The March 31st issue of the Desert Sun highlights how Hawaii-based real estate development company, Honokea Surf Villages & Resorts, is looking to add a new ‘surf village’ concept to the Coachella Valley’s growing list of attractions. To develop the Surf Village, Honokea has partnered with The Rilington Group, a local full-service Real Estate, Construction, and Land Development Management Company.

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Surf Village Developer Considering the Coachella Valley – The Rilington Group Engaged as Development Manager

Hawaii-based real estate development company, Honokea Surf Villages & Resorts, is looking to add a new ‘surf village’ concept to the Coachella Valley’s growing list of attractions. Honokea is poised to bring a 60-acre sustainably designed surf village and resort to the Coachella Valley. The new attraction will include: a world-class surf facility powered by industry leader Wavegarden, an adventure sports park, large events space, an organic farm, dining and shopping areas overlooking the surfing lake, and even a water-oriented boutique hotel.

Artist Conceptual Rendering of Honokea Surf Village in Coachella Valley

The Coachella Valley is an ideal site for Honokea’s project due to its growing culture, outdoor lifestyle, and great year-round weather. The development will add to the growing visitor attractions in the greater Palm Springs area and serve the local community as a social center for health and fitness. The Surf Village will provide family-friendly activities day and night for visitors and locals year-round. Educational initiatives will be a major component of the project as well, including local school partnerships and collaborations with nonprofit organizations.

Moreover, everything in the Honokea Surf Village has been designed for the dry climate, including the endemic landscaping, drip irrigation, aquaponic farming, and more. The Honokea Surf Village Coachella will use approximately one-eighth the water currently consumed by each of the 124 golf courses in the valley, will use non-potable water whenever possible, and will apply to become one of the first aquifer recharge sites in the area.

Honokea has been working in the Coachella Valley for the last two years to ensure that the project benefits the residents of Indio and the larger Palm Springs Valley community.

The construction of the Surf Village will create approximately 400 local jobs with local businesses. Once open, The Surf Village will create approximately 600 local jobs and will draw visitors from around the country. The Honokea project will have a local economic impact greater than one billion dollars with a thirty-two million dollar increase in tax revenue over the next ten years.

“We would be truly honored to bring Honokea to the Coachella Valley,” says Honokea President and Hawaiian Surf Icon, Brian Keaulana, “Southern California has a great surf culture that has always been tied very closely to Hawaii, and the desert is such a special place. We are excited to combine these cultures into something authentic and truly unique.”

To develop the Surf Village, Honokea has partnered with The Rilington Group, a local full-service Real Estate, Construction, and Land Development Management Company. The Rilington Group was chosen to oversee the Surf Village construction for their extensive local desert development expertise. Headquartered in La Quinta, California, The Rilington Group has over four decades of experience in residential and commercial development in Southern California. “We are honored to lead the planning and execution of this project,” says Mickie Riley, Rilington Group Company President, “with our local knowledge and expertise we are excited to bring Honokea’s vision to life in the Coachella Valley. As a locally operated firm not only do we work in the community but we live here and we play here. The Coachella Valley is an ideal location for the Surf Village and we share in Honokea’s focus on environmental sustainability and community building.”


About Honokea
Honokea Surf Villages is a real estate development company founded in 2011 by a team of passionate developers and operators led by Hawaiian surfing icon Brian Keaulana. The company designs and operates eco-friendly outdoor recreational parks that combine world class surfing facilities with other action sports courses and social spaces for dining, retail, events, and accommodations. Honokea’s vision is rooted in the Hawaiian Cultural values of: health, sustainability, and education, which are at the core of each property’s design. Honokea has a ‘skill over thrill’ approach in their park concepts, promoting engaging outdoor sports that inspire healthy lifestyles. For more information, please visit www.honokea.com

About Wavegarden
Founded in 2005, Wavegarden SL is an engineering company dedicated to the research, design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and promotion of wave generating systems and lagoons for surfing and other water sports. Having the most sophisticated wave computer modeling in the world and four large scale wave lagoons they have reinvented the 100 year old industry with their technical and mechanical expertise. Wavegarden remains true to their mission to share the incredible sensation of surfing perfect waves with everyone in the world, regardless of age, gender, level of experience, or geographical location. For more information, including videos, please visit www.wavegarden.com.

About the Rilington Group
As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development firm based in La Quinta, California. Founded in 1989 by Mickie and Hansi Riley, the Rilington family of companies has been highly esteemed by homebuyers, joint venture partners, land owners, investors and subcontractors alike, for its creative insight and corporate excellence as a multi-dimensional Real Estate, Sales, Construction and Land Development Management Company. The diverse group of companies has been responsible for the successful planning, design, development, construction, sales and marketing of over 9,000 lots and over $1 billion in real estate transactions in the Southern California region. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006. Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes, a high-end community, or a resort destination, if it’s a Rilington Group development, it is built and managed with pride and a deep commitment to exceed expectations and deliver exceptional results. For additional information visit www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.

The Rilington Group Broker Commitment

The relationship between homebuilders and brokers can be a positive and valuable partnership for both parties. At the Rilington Group, we are truly committed to our brokerage community. We view this relationship as an earned partnership that extends way beyond the commission.

Are you a broker? If yes, then this is our commitment to you. businessman and businesswoman shaking hands

The Rilington Group Broker Commitment

We know that you value your clients and we commit to serve both you and your clients with excellence, professionalism and honesty.

As a part of that commitment you will be treated with the highest level of respect and compensation which includes the following:

• Responsiveness: We will provide diligent and prompt service to you and your clients.
• Honesty: At the Rilington Group honesty is not just “the best policy”, it is our only policy.
• Performance: We will responsibly move the transaction from contract signing to closing.
• Communication: We will let you know immediately if we encounter any issues and will encourage you to participate with us toward a resolution.
• Quality: The Rilington Group has an unparalleled reputation for building quality homes and communities in addition to our unwavering commitment to customer care and satisfaction. You can be assured that your clients will be very happy in their new Rilington Group home.
• Commission: You will be paid a fair commission. Standard 3% broker co-op at most communities

All we ask in return is that you will keep the Rilington Group in mind as the best new homebuilder for your clients.


About The Rilington Group
As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006.

Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.

Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions
NOW SELLING! Part of the gated Village Traditions community, Vallera Palm Springs blends the traditional elegance of Old Las Palmas architecture with modern, high design interior finishes. This enclave of 52 detached private courtyard homes is offered in three distinct two-story floor plans that boast three spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms. These homes are distinctively designed with indoor-outdoor living in mind. Vallera is ideally situated two blocks from to the heart of downtown Palm Springs and everything it has to offer: lifestyle, culture, art and world-class dining. Prices start in the low $500,000’s. For additional information visit www.vallerapalmsprings.com or contact The Rilington Group at 760.851.0707 or vallera@rilingtongroup.com.

The Rilington Group “5K Trifecta” Focuses on Corporate Wellness as Core Company Value

The Rilington Group recently organized and sponsored company teams for three Palm Springs 5K events in the first quarter of 2015. Employees and families of both the Rilington Group and its new home community, Vallera Palm Springs, had at least 6 participants at each of the 5K events. These included the Mayor’s Healthy Planet, Healthy You 5K Race and Wellness Festival in January, the 2015 Palm Springs 5K in February and the recent Running Wild for Hope 5K.

Palm Springs 5k

Palm Springs 5k

This “5K Trifecta”, now an annual company event, is the cornerstone of the company’s commitment to supporting the health and wellness of employees. “We are so proud of our team members and their families who joined us in at least one if not all three of the 5K events,” notes Erin Eslinger, the company’s Director of Marketing. “I know we are all so thankful to work for a company that encourages our personal wellness and promotes fun team building,” Eslinger adds. Creating this race series, the Rilington Group 5K Trifecta encourages team member fitness. Employees who participated in all three events received a medal and special recognition for their efforts.

Rilington Group employees received strong support from President, Mickie Riley, from the start, including 5K training plans, healthy food suggestions and consistent motivational emails leading up to the races. “I advocate a healthy lifestyle that includes proper eating, exercising and necessary downtime for our employees because it is the right thing to do. To me it’s no different than providing a safe work environment. Just as it is my duty to assist our team members in reaching their financial goals for the benefit of their families, I feel it is equally important to support them in achieving their health and fitness goals,” explains Riley who has a number of long-time and loyal employees.

As the company grows the Rilington Group hopes to see increased participation in the 5K Trifecta next year. The company is also in the process of drafting a formal corporate wellness plan to be implemented before the end of 2015. In addition, the Rilington Group has also offered a paid annual membership for its employees to the new City of La Quinta wellness center as a part of the corporate wellness program.


About The Rilington Group
As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, the Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006.

Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit http://www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.

Longtime New Home Sales Professional Joins The Rilington Group

The Rilington Group is pleased to announce Cathy Boscole recently joined the Rilington team as Community Sales Manager for Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions. “I moved out of the desert this summer to Carlsbad and had no intention of moving back here. Then, Mickie Riley offered me a job and I came back just so I could work for the company which really says it all,” says Boscole. Mickie Riley, President of the Rilington Group, is known for running “a terrific company that is supportive in every way,” explains Boscole.

Vallera Community Sales Manager, Cathy Boscole

Vallera Community Sales Manager, Cathy Boscole

Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions is a community of 52 single-family detached private courtyard homes. It is located in Palm Springs in the existing gated community of Village Traditions, a housing development located within Section 14 of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians reservation. Vallera has already sold over 50% of the homes in phase one.

Boscole has longtime first-hand knowledge of the Coachella Valley’s new home market. She began her career in new home sales management at Mission Hills in 1995. Over the years she has worked for several of the area’s major builders. Growing with the Rilington Group as the company expands in the Coachella Valley is a plus for Boscole.

“Cathy is a seasoned real estate professional who brings a wealth of talent and experience to our company,” Riley notes. “Her engaging and vibrant personality along with her sincere desire to be a team player and always give first class service makes her a perfect fit for our team. Buyers will be thrilled to work with her at Vallera,” he adds.

As Community Sales Manager at Vallera, Boscole couldn’t be more proud to be working there. “This project has a great location and the price is right. What’s most exciting to me is explaining to buyers what our standard features are because they are unique and usually only offered as upgrades at other new communities. They make me proud to work for this company.”


 

Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions
For additional information visit http://www.vallerapalmsprings.com or contact The Rilington Group at 760.851.0707 or info@rilingtongroup.com.

About The Rilington Group
As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006.

Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit http://www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.

Soft Model Opening at Vallera THIS SATURDAY!

The Rilington Group is excited to announce the soft opening of our fully furnished model homes and onsite sales office on Saturday, September 27th at Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions.

With 52 single family detached homes, this community of private courtyard homes in Palm Springs is in the existing gated community of Village Traditions. “The Rilington Group’s team took special care throughout the project with detailed attention to architectural design and the integration of indoor-outdoor living spaces, says Mickie Riley, President of The Rilington Group. “Each home has been specifically designed to take advantage of the stunning mountain views. We are proud to present our homes to the public.”

This first phase of seven homes is priced from the high $400s. Sales office summer hours are: seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. “Based on strong buyer interest, we feel this first release will sell quickly. Interested buyers should act now to lock in first phase pricing,” Riley notes.

Interested buyers can visit http://www.vallerapalmsprings.com to be contacted by Rilington’s Community Sales Manager before the soft opening. Buyers who want to act now can get pre-qualified with The Rilington Group’s preferred lender. For more information on how to get pre-qualified, interested parties may contact the Community Sales Manager directly at vallera@rilingtongroup.com.

Residence One ~ Spanish Revival Elevation

Artist’s rendering of Vallera Palm Springs Residence 1, Spanish Revival style elevation

These three bedroom/three bath homes are offered in three distinct architectural styles including: Spanish Revival, Hacienda and California Ranch. The three two-story floor plans offer comfortable living spaces for today’s lifestyle, ranging from 1848 to 2185 square feet. Though the homes are two-story plans they offer a single-story lifestyle with the master bedroom, secondary bedroom/office and laundry room all on the first floor. Built in three different elevation styles, each home is distinctive and designed with indoor-outdoor living in mind.

The Rilington Group is known for high quality throughout its homes, no matter the price point. Vallera will have all the high quality features both inside and out that Rilington communities have been noted for over the past four decades.

Vallera is located within walking distance from all that Palm Springs offers today, with its original glamour and status as one of the country’s great resorts. “With the current renaissance of Palm Springs’ downtown and the city and business leader’s progressive attitude, we know Vallera is the perfect community for those who embrace the Palm Springs lifestyle,” notes Riley.


Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions
For additional information visit http://www.vallerapalmsprings.com or contact The Rilington Group at 760.851.0707 or info@rilingtongroup.com.

About The Rilington Group
As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006.

Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit http://www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.

The Rilington Group Enters Into Second Agreement with Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

(La Quinta, CA – August 12, 2014) The Rilington Group, a well-respected Coachella Valley homebuilder and developer, recently entered into a second agreement with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (ACBCI). The Rilington Group is developing 126 lots in Palm Springs for Umbria, a single-family modern architecturally styled community.

“I am excited to present the first Rilington Group community featuring our distinct take on modern architectural design in the Coachella Valley,” says Mickie Riley, President of The Rilington Group. “Umbria is a flagship neighborhood for our company as it adds an additional design dimension to our wide variety of product offerings. Once again, we look forward with great eagerness to working with our friends and partners, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, on this unique project,” Riley adds.

Mickie Riley and Tribal Chairman Jeff Grubbe on site at Umbria in Palm Springs

Rilington Group President Mickie Riley and Tribal Chairman Jeff Grubbe at the future site for Umbria in Palm Springs [Photo Credit: Daniel Eslinger]

Centrally located in Palm Springs, at Via Escuela and Gene Autry Trail near Vista Chino, Umbria offers convenient freeway access, yet is close to downtown Palm Springs. Umbria is comprised of both Tribal owned and Fee Simple land. These contemporary single and two story homes range from 1800 square feet to 2800 square feet. Buyers will have a variety of stylized choices of three unique homes with approximately nine different floor plans. The community will feature a dog park and easy access to the Whitewater Trail System.

The Rilington Group and the ACBCI Tribe are committed to developing and building Umbria as a high quality community, adding to the current renaissance of Palm Springs. “We have been working closely with The Rilington Group to realize the vision of building two new up-scale neighborhoods in Palm Springs,” Tribal Chairman Jeff Grubbe said. “These homes are well-designed. This is the kind of project we were hoping for in this location, and it will set the bar for others to follow.”

The Rilington Group is simultaneously working on expanding the Umbria project with land assemblage of two contiguous sites, including an additional 22 lots from an allotted Tribal member and 39 fee simple lots, for a total of 187 lots. The project’s infrastructure is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2015, with models projected for the summer of 2015.

The Rilington Group’s first project this year, currently under construction with the ACBCI, is Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions, a gated community of 52 single family detached homes slated to open in late September 2014. “The spirit of cooperation that we’ve been a part of is an absolute pleasure,” notes Riley.

The Rilington Group is known for high quality throughout its homes, no matter the price point. Umbria will have all the high quality features both inside and out that Rilington communities have been noted for over the past four decades.

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For additional information about The Rilington Group visit www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.