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Rohit Communities Raises $21,500 at the Annual Festival of Trees in Fort McMurray!

Rohit Communities Raises $21,500 at the Annual Festival of Trees in Fort McMurray!

November 16, 2012 – Over the weekend, Rohit Communities kicked off the holiday season with a bang! For the second year in a row, Rohit Communities participated in the Festival of Trees event, held at the Macdonald Island Park in Fort McMurray.  The Festival of Trees is an annual three-day event that features beautiful and uniquely decorated Christmas trees, holiday inspired entertainment for the entire family and an elegant gala in support of the Northern Lights Regional Health Foundation.

This year, Rohit Communities entered a whimsical “builder” inspired Christmas tree.  Proudly displaying Rohit colours, the tree was tastefully decorated with lights, ribbons and ornaments, and topped off with a handyman’s dream display of Dewalt tools.  As though that wasn’t enticing enough, a trip to our Copper Point Resort in Invermere, BC and a $1,000 gift card was included as well!

Garnering buzz and attention from all who were in awe of the overall display, the tree raised a total of $21,500 towards the foundation – the highest bid at the auction!  A big thank you to Rohit’s very own Kerri, Melanie, Eileen, Angelina and Darryl for their dedication and effort in putting together an amazing display that represented Rohit Communities beautifully!

If you would like more information on the Northern Lights Regional Health Foundation please visit their website at www.nlhf.ca.

About Rohit Communities:
Rohit Communities, a division of the Edmonton-based Rohit Group of Companies, is an award winning developer and builder of new homes in Edmonton offering new condos, townhomes, duplexes and single family homes for sale. It also offers new homes in Fort McMurray and luxury condos for sale in Kelowna. Rohit Communities’ newest addition to the group is Copper Point Resort, a luxury condominium resort in Invermere, British Columbia.

For more information contact:

Amy Power
Rohit Group of Companies
550 – 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 0V1
amy.power(@)rohitgroup.com
Tel: (780) 702.4288

Rohit Group of Company Recognized as a Proud Sponsor at the Mental Health Breakfast

Rohit Group of Company Recognized as a Proud Sponsor at the Mental Health Breakfast

October 1 – Rohit Group of Companies is proudly recognized as the presenting sponsor at the Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Breakfast at the Shaw Conference Centre. As an ongoing supporter Krishna Gupta spoke on behalf of the organization with powerful words and promotion of the local non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping those affected by mental health issues. Through numerous community projects in the Edmonton area, the Mental Health Foundation has worked hard to continue reversing the stigma of mental illness and associated addiction issues. Raising over $300,000 this successful event was attended by over 650 people.

A special thanks to Suneil and Jessica of Deep Blue Photography for taking the photos of this special event. For more information please visit their website at deepbluephotography.ca.

About Rohit Communities:

Rohit Communities, a division of the Edmonton-based Rohit Group of Companies, is an award winning developer and builder of new homes in Edmonton offering new condos, townhomes, duplexes and single family homes for sale. It also offers new homes in Fort McMurray and luxury condos for sale in Kelowna. Rohit Communities’ newest addition to the group is Copper Point Resort, a luxury condominium resort in Invermere, British Columbia.

For more information contact:

Amy Power
Rohit Group of Companies
550 – 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 0V1
amy.power(@)rohitgroup.com
Tel: (780) 702.4288

 

North Edmonton Welcomes the New Community Starling at Big Lake with a Bustling Grand Opening Farmer’s Market

North Edmonton Welcomes the New Community Starling at Big Lake with a Bustling Grand Opening Farmer’s Market

October 9, 2012 – Starling at Big Lake, a new community in Northwest Edmonton, unveiled its 6 new show homes at one of the most successful grand openings to date for Rohit Land Development. A unique farmer’s market theme sectioned off the street so patrons could stroll the pedestrian friendly scene to enjoy free food, local shopping and fall inspired family photos.

Each of the new home builders including Celebration Homes, Rohit Communities, Kirkland Homes and Green Living Homes lined the show home parade with a plethora of home styles. Each show home was outfitted with a variety of treats and family friendly activities including a crafts station, caricature sketcher and balloon artist.  Single family homes and duplexes were at the forefront of the event offering home buyers an exclusive new neighbourhood surrounded by walking trails, a provincial park and environmental initiatives.

Seeing over 350 groups of people at the grand opening, the roads and show homes were bustling with action. “We are thrilled to see this kind of response from the public to this new neighbourhood,” says Amy Power, Marketing Manager for Rohit Group of Companies “Starling at Big Lake truly has it all – immediate access to St. Albert and Edmonton thanks to the proximity of Anthony Henday Drive as well as the best nature has to offer.”

About Starling at Big Lake

Located in northwest Edmonton, southwest of 199th Street and 137th Avenue, Starling at Big Lake is one of Edmonton’s most exciting new communities.  With its proximity to Big Lake and Lois Hole Provincial Park and its application of low impact development initiatives, Starling at Big Lake will provide the ideal balance of city living in a natural setting.

Rohit Land Development

Rohit Land Development is committed to creating sustainable communities. From the selection and planning of land, the inclusion of vast green spaces, and aesthetically pleasing architectural guidelines, developments reflect the highest standards without compromise. The goal is to develop multi-generational neighbourhoods, offering a variety of home styles to suit any lifestyle.

A major component to the success of Rohit neighborhoods is the selection of industry leading builders. Rohit Land Development works to create niche opportunities within our communities for our builder partners, allowing them to showcase their best products.

For more information contact:

Amy Power
Marketing Manager
550 91 Street SW

Rohit Group Receives Certificate of Recognition (COR) for Healthy & Safe Work Environment

Rohit Group Receives Certificate of Recognition (COR) for Healthy & Safe Work Environment

Edmonton Alberta, September 26, 2012 – Rohit Group of Companies, a premiere Real Estate company that started off as an Edmonton home builder, is pleased to announce thatthe COR audit was successfully completed with flying colours once again!  The COR audit – which stands for Certification of Recognition – is a Government of Alberta health and safety initiative that is awarded each year to employers that develop a comprehensive management system that meets standards set by the Provincial government.  The certificate is awarded by the Alberta Employment and Immigration and co-signed by certifying partners.

This is the second year thatthe Edmonton home builder and developer, has been awarded this certification.  It reinforces the dedication of Rohit staff to a healthier and safer work environment – which is especially important at the great rate of expansion the company has seen in the last few years.  There are also financial incentives for businesses like Rohit Group of Companies that continue to achieve and maintain a valid COR through partnerships with the Workers Compensation Board.

“This is remarkable. It was not an easy task for the teams on site and in office to keep up with all aspects of health and safety when the company was undergoing major expansion.” Says Pawan Kumar, Safety Officer for Rohit Group of Companies “Last year we set our target as 92% and I am thrilled to announce that we not only achieve this target, but surpassed it.  I can say a new safety culture is developing within the company which has already resulted in a reduced number of incidents in 2012 and the lowest WCB premium from the last 5 years.”

About Rohit Group of Companies:

Rohit Group of Companies has grown from a small home builder in Edmonton to a diversified organization with complementary interests in residential and land development, commercial assets and real estate lending. This vertical integration has positioned Rohit as an industry leader and the company and team has received a multitude of accolades on the local, provincial and national level.  Rohit Communities is the foundation of Rohit Group of Companies and was most recently named Edmonton’s 2010 & 2011 Multi Family Home Builder of the Year.

For further information contact:

Pawan Kumar
Rohit Group of Companies
550 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB   T6X 0V1
Phone: 780.436.9015 ext. 238
Email: pawan.kumar(@)rohitgroup.com

Rohit Land Development Celebrates the Grand Opening of Heritage at Parsons Creek

Rohit Land Development Celebrates the Grand Opening of its Newest Development Heritage at Parsons Creek in Fort McMurray

Edmonton, AB— On September 18, Rohit Land Development—a division of Rohit Group of Companies—celebrated the Grand Opening of its newest subdivision Heritage at Parsons Creek in Fort McMurray, AB. Mayor Melissa Blake of the Municipality of Wood Buffalo  was on-hand to deliver a message about the importance of this project in providing much-needed housing in the fast-growing city.

The ceremony took place at the entrance into the subdivision, and Mayor Blake—along with Rohit Group owners Radhe and Krishna Gupta—did the honours of cutting the ribbon, officially announcing the subdivision’s opening to the public. The first families have already begun to move in—a full year earlier than scheduled.

Also in attendance were Wood Buffalo Councillors Allan Glenn Vinni, Jane Stroud, and Russell Thomas. Rohit Land Development Vice President Russell Dauk and Senior Project Manager Luciano Salvador were also present; both men were highly influential in the planning and execution of the project. Many of the partners and contractors who helped make Heritage at Parsons Creek a tremendous success also attended, including representatives from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Urban Development Institute Wood Buffalo, and Alberta Infrastructure.

“Through the collaborative efforts of the province, the Municipality of Wood Buffalo, and our numerous partners, Heritage at Parsons Creek is a true testament to what can be achieved when everyone is working together,” said Russell Dauk in a speech given at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “Everyone who worked on this project should be proud of the community they have built, as the new residents will be very proud to call it their home.”

All attendees were asked to sign a scroll to commemorate the event. It will be placed inside a time capsule, among other items such as newspaper clippings and aerial photos showing the progression of the project, which will be buried at the entrance feature of the subdivision. A reception at MacDonald Island followed the ceremony and wrapped up the day’s celebration.

About Heritage at Parsons Creek
Fort McMurray’s newest master-planned community is comprised of over 74 acres of land north of Timberlea and west of Highway 63. Separated into two multi-staged parcels featuring single family homes and duplexes with front-attached or rear-detached garages, Heritage Point and Heritage Crossing have plans for a unique waterfront district, an enhanced commercial sector and many walking trails amongst the forests. This brand new development is ready to grow with the city that has seen its humble beginnings grow into what is now Alberta’s epicenter of economic growth.

About Rohit Land Development
Rohit Land Development believes in creating sustainable communities that focus on a lifestyle rather than just housing. From the careful selection and planning of the land to the inclusion of green spaces and aesthetically pleasing architectural designs, each development reflects the highest standards to ensure a sense of pride is instilled in every resident that lives in the neighbourhoods. With a bevy of different home styles—including single family, duplexes, townhomes or apartment condos—Rohit Land Development and its builder partners work together to create spaces to suit any lifestyle.

Copper Point Resort hosts Kelly Hrudey and Friends Charity Golf Classic

Kelly Hrudey and Friends Charity Golf Classic at Invermere’s Copper Point Resort

Edmonton, AB – On August 15 and 16, Copper Point Resort hosted the inaugural Kelly Hrudey& Friends Charity Golf Classic in Invermere, BC. The event was to raise awareness and funds for various youth organizations including the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (ARRC) in Calgary, the Invermere Summit Youth Centre and the local Elementary and High School Hockey Academy in Invermere.

The golf event featured 36 celebrity players in a wide range of professions including hockey, golf, alpine ski racing, television, politics and entrepreneurial business people. The celebrities and guests – with included a few familiar faces from Rohit Communities – all enjoyed two days of spectacular golf, delicious food and fabulous entertainment surrounded by all the lush and beautiful scenery that Invermere had to offer.

“We had always envisioned that Copper Point Resort could host world class events,” said Rohit Gupta, CEO of Rohit Communities, “it was a tremendous honour to have Kelly Hrudey select Copper Point Resort as the venue of choice for such an important charitable endeavour.”

Since opening in 2011, Copper Point Resort has attracted guests from all over Alberta, British Columbia and the world to experience the amazing facility and the numerous outdoor activities that the Invermere resort has to offer.

About Copper Point Resort:

The award winning Copper Point Resort is the newest four season luxury condominium resort offering whole and fractional ownership real estate in Invermere, British Columbia, as well as vacation hotel accommodations. Year round attractions include nine premier golf courses, world renowned skiing, natural hot springs and the stunning Lake Windermere. Copper Point Resort condominium owners and guests will enjoy five star amenities including indoor and outdoor pools & hot tubs, trendy contemporary Elements Grill, a fitness facility, playground, conference facilities, and a full service spa opening in the beginning of 2012.

About Rohit Communities

Rohit Communities, the foundation of Rohit Group of Companies, is an award winning developer and builder of new homes in Edmonton offering new condos, townhomes, duplexes and single family homes for sale.  It also offers new homes in Fort McMurray, and luxury condos in both Kelowna and Invermere’s Copper Point Resort.

For more information contact:

Amy Power
Rohit Group of Companies
550 – 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 0V1
amy.power(@)rohitgroup.com
Tel: (780) 702.4288

 

Rohit Group of Companies is featured in the July issue of Construction Today

Rohit Group of Companies is featured in the July issue of Construction Today

The article highlights Rohit’s philosophies toward business, including being nimble, seizing opportunities, and the importance of sharing the market to ensure overall industry growth. By pursuing only those developments that can be moved quickly if the market demands, Rohit Group remains financially soluble no matter the state of the economy. The article also chronicles the rise and growth of the Rohit Group of Companies—Communities, Land Development, Commercial, Capital and Charities. This vertical integration has positioned Rohit as an industry leader, for which the organization has been recognized by receiving many provincial and national awards and honors. Read the full article (article begins on page 48).

Rohit’s Callaghan Ravines Recognized for Excellence in Housing by Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA)

Rohit Communities Receives Recognition with Two Finalists for the 2012 CHBA Alberta Awards of Excellence

Edmonton, Alberta – On July 19, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) – Alberta announced its finalists for the 2012 CHBA Alberta Awards of Excellence in Housing.  With 383 admissions, this year has seen a record number of entries from the best and the brightest across Alberta, and Rohit Communities is thrilled to announce its two finalists. Rohit’s Callaghan Ravines condominium community picked up two nominations with the Cornell finalizing for Multi-family Apartment, and Callaghan Ravines scoring a nomination for Best Multi-family Overall Complex. The Cornell showsuite was a local win at the CHBA Edmonton’s Awards of Excellence this past March.

Judging is based on everything from the curb appeal and kitchen, to creative use of space and special features, and the annual competition showcases the vast array of innovative and creative designs from across the entire province.

“We are honoured to be nominated alongside other industry leaders,” said Amy Power, Marketing Manager for Rohit Group of Companies, “The tight competition showcases the strength of our industry and we definitely have a stellar finalist list the province should be very proud of.”

The annual award awards will be announced on September 21 in Jasper at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, as part of the BUILD 2012 CHBA Alberta Conference. Stay tuned!

About Rohit Communities:
Rohit Communities, a division of the Edmonton-based Rohit Group of Companies, is an award winning developer and builder of new homes in Edmonton offering new condos, townhomes, duplexes and single family homes for sale. It also offers new homes in Fort McMurray and luxury condos for sale in Kelowna. Rohit Communities’ newest addition to the group is Copper Point Resort, a luxury condominium resort in Invermere, British Columbia.
For more information contact:

Amy Power
Rohit Group of Companies
550 – 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 0V1
amy.power(@)rohitgroup.com
Tel: (780) 702.4288

Rohit Communities is now officially a part of the blogosphere!

Edmonton Home Builder Rohit Communities Launches Blog for Home Buyers

Edmonton, AB, June 13, 2012- Rohit Communities is now officially a part of the blogosphere! The Edmonton home builder has recently launched their Blog, The Home Front, on the RohitCommunities.comwebsite; to provide readers with additional insight on anything and everything that home buyers or owners may be interested in. The blog itself will consist of everything from tips on decorating and do-it-yourself landscaping, to what to look for when buying a first home. Unlike the Rohit Communities website, which is Rohit product specific, the blog will address all aspects of the home buying experience, before, during, and afterwards.

“We are seeking different experiences and advice on multiple topics,” says Linh Pham, Marketing Coordinator for Rohit Communities, “we are looking to encourage employees from every department for their personal input in order to keep the blog fresh, exciting and fun!”

The Rohit Communities Blog is updated once a week and will feature a variety of authors, each with their own unique style and particular line of expertise. In this way, whether a first time home buyer, an avid follower of the real estate market, or a guru of all things land development, there is a little something for everyone on the Rohit Blog. Questions and comments are more than welcome and the hope is for readers to feel comfortable in contacting Rohit Communities in this less formal and more personal way. Rohit Communities encourages home buyers to visit the Rohit Blog at RohitCommunities.Com/Blog and get reading!

About Rohit Communities:
Rohit Communities, a division of the Edmonton-based Rohit Group of Companies, is an award winning developer and builder of new homes in Edmonton offering new condos, townhomes, duplexes and single family homes for sale. It also offers new homes in Fort McMurray and luxury condos for sale in Kelowna. Rohit Communities’ newest addition to the group is Copper Point Resort, a luxury condominium resort in Invermere, British Columbia.
For more information contact:

Amy Power
Rohit Group of Companies
550 – 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 0V1
amy.power(@)rohitgroup.com
Tel: (780) 702.4288

New Home Builder Rohit Communities Selected for City of Edmonton’s First Place Home Ownership Program

Edmonton, AB, May 8, 2012- Edmonton Home Builder Rohit Communities is thrilled The City of Edmonton has announced the launch of the First Place Home Ownership Program, an initiative to help first-time home buyers who are looking for entry level housing find a financing option that puts owning their own new home within reach.

“The First Place Home Ownership Program will make a big difference for families looking to purchase their first home,” said Tim McCargar, Director of Strategic Planning with the City of Edmonton. “It’s an important part of the City’s strategy to attract skilled workers to Edmonton.”

The First Place Program was first introduced on a pilot basis in 2006, with Rohit Communities being one of two home builders in Edmonton selected to spearhead this initiative.  Greenview Landing was the community that resulted from this project; it was very successful and the new homes built have since sold out.  The program is now moving forward onto Phase One of the proposed phased development, after much deliberation and evaluation based on a set criteria from a number of Edmonton home builders; Rohit Communities was once again selected as one of two home builders to develop the remaining 18 vacant surplus school sites over the next 10 years.

The first projects that Rohit Communities will take on are the Edmonton communities of Tawa and Casselman, and will consult with community groups in Spring 2012 on design to ensure the new homes fit seamlessly into the existing communities.

“We are thrilled and proud to be selected for such an innovative and important initiative as the First Place Home Ownership Program, said Amy Power, Marketing Manager for Rohit Group of Companies. “We are excited to start on the first phase and provide the communities’ residents and newcomers the opportunity to own their first home.”

The program is a partnership between the City of Edmonton, the Edmonton Public School Board, the Edmonton Catholic School District and the Government of Alberta.

About Rohit Communities:
Rohit Communities, a division of the Edmonton-based Rohit Group of Companies, is an award winning developer and builder of new homes in Edmonton offering new condos, townhomes, duplexes and single family homes for sale. It also offers new homes in Fort McMurray and luxury condos for sale in Kelowna. Rohit Communities’ newest addition to the group is Copper Point Resort, a luxury condominium resort in Invermere, British Columbia.

For more information contact:

Amy Power
Rohit Group of Companies
550 – 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 0V1
amy.power(@)rohitgroup.com
Tel: (780) 702.4288

Rohit Renegades at the Scotiabank Pro-Am Tournament for Alzheimer’s research

April 3, 2012- Over the weekend, Rohit Group of Companies’ very own hockey team, the Rohit Renegades participated in the 3rd annual Edmonton Scotiabank Pro-Am Tournament in support of the Gordie & Colleen Howe Fund for Alzheimer’s.  The event was a one-of-a-kind opportunity that allowed the everyday hockey enthusiast to play with and against former NHL players, all in the name of Alzheimer’s research.  The two day affair took place at the City of Leduc recreation centre and drew in hundreds of enthusiastic fans.

17 teams participated in this exciting event in Edmonton, where each team was able to choose and team up with an NHL Alumni of which they drafted the previous Friday, with the draft order based on the amount of total dollars each team was able to raise.  The minimum amount that was required in order to participate was $25,000.  In true Rohit style and spirit, the team was able to reach that goal and more thanks to the efforts of our players and the many generous donors!

The Rohit Renegades played three games between the two days and were paired with Toronto Maple Leafs’ former Defenseman Nathan Dempsey!  “It was on honor just to be in the presence of someone who actually played professionally in the NHL, even more so to be able to play alongside and against some of the greatest.  It was also very humbling to see them participate in something for such an important cause.” Says Kim Johnson, Area Sales Manager.

Congratulations to the Rohit Renegades on an amazing job, and also to everyone who took part in helping us to Stick it to Alzheimer’s!

Rohit Communities’ home buyer is the first golden key winner!

Edmonton, AB, March 27, 2012 – On March 22, 2012 the first golden key for Southgate’s Win Your Home- Unlock Your New Life contest was announced and it was none other than Rohit Communities’ customer Nicholas Stanton! Nicholas and his wife had moved to Edmonton from Edson three years ago and had recently bought a home in our Elements Creekwood Chappelle community and have nothing but praise for the neighbourhood.

“Living so close to Ellerslie is fantastic, it’s where our favourite grocery store is! Not to mention it’s so close to the airport. We love living in Edmonton, and this neighbourhood is living in the city, but it’s nice and quiet as well!”

Already with a three year old son, Maddox, Nicholas and his wife are soon expecting a second child in a matter of weeks and finding a motive for entering the contest was simple, winning will change their lives. “This could mean living mortgage free for my family, we could retire early and save for a sweet education fund for our children. We are so excited…but trying not to get our hopes up yet!”

Come check out what Nicholas is all abuzz about and visit Rohit Communities in Elements Creekwood Chappelle. We are selling two storey triplexes and townhomes ranging between 1341-1459 square feet, all coming in two or three bedroom allocations and feature an open concept design, master ensuite with walk-in closet, and a second floor laundry. Immediate possessions are also available starting at $292,000. Come visit our showhome at 504 Chappelle Drive SW or call Candice at 780-990-9588.

Once again congratulations to Nicholas! He now has a 1 in 10 chance of winning $350,000 towards their home in Creekwood Chappelle, with a new gold key drawn every week until May 1st

Edmonton Home Builder Rohit Communities Receives 3 Awards at Local CHBA Awards of Excellence in Housing Gala

Edmonton, AB, March 21, 2012 – Saturday, March 17, 2012 marked an exciting evening at the Edmonton Awards of Excellence in Housing for New Home Builder Rohit Communities. Hosted by the Canadian Home Builders Association – Edmonton region (CHBA-ER), the Vegas themed event celebrated the achievements and successes of Edmonton home builders, suppliers and renovators.  In a glamorous atmosphere, Edmonton’s best of 2012 were called to the stage.

Rohit Communities was honoured to have placed 13 finalists in multiple categories, including Best Website, Best Radio Commercial, Best Subdivision, Best Multi-Family Apartment Style, Sales Person of the Year and a New Leadership Award.   As the winners were announced, Rohit Communities proudly took home three awards in the categories of Best Radio Commercial, Best Multi-Family Apartment  from $250,000-$350,000 for the Cornell at The Essex at Callaghan Ravines,and Best Multi-Family Townhouse/Duplex under $290,000 for the Mackenzie at Creekwood Chappelle. Rohit’s award-winning properties are available to view in the show homes in EdmontonSouthwest communities of Callaghan and Chappelle. An individual recognition also went to Kim Johnson, for the achievement of Sales Volume at the silver level, and Johnson was a finalist for Sales Person of the Year – Multi-Family.

“With a record number of entries, the night really showcased the breadth and depth of our industry,” said Amy Power, Marketing Manager for Rohit Communities, “our team is continually innovating and we are always proud to have our accomplishments recognized among our peers.”

About Rohit Communities:
Rohit Communities, a division of the Edmonton-based Rohit Group of Companies, is an award winning developer and builder of new homes in Edmonton offering new condos, townhomes, duplexes and single family homes for sale. It also offers new homes in Fort McMurray and luxury condos for sale in Kelowna. Rohit Communities’ newest addition to the group is Copper Point Resort, a luxury condominium resort in Invermere, British Columbia.

For more information, please contact:

Amy Power
Rohit Group of Companies
550 – 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 0V1
amy.power(@)rohitgroup.com">amy.power(@)rohitgroup.com
Tel: (780) 702.4288