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Rohit Group of Companies Named Top 50 Small and Medium Employers in Canada

Rohit Group of Companies Named Top 50 Small and Medium Employers in Canada

Rohit Group of Companies is proud to announce it has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 50 Small and Medium Employers for 2014, the only Edmonton Company to do so. This is an incredible achievement, one that Rohit Group is honoured to receive.  To be considered for the competition, Rohit Group of Companies had to exemplify industry leading traits in attracting and retaining quality employees as well as offer an overall work experience that outrivaled countless other businesses.

“To be recognized at a national level is outstanding,” said Rohit Group of Companies Human Resources manager Kira Bocian, “we strive to provide our employees with a responsive, dynamic workplace filled with opportunities for success on an intrinsic and extrinsic level.”

From block parties to barbeques Rohit often finds ways to bring together its employees to facilitate team work, create stronger bonds among their associates and support a charitable cause. An internal values committee with members from every department leads the corporate culture through events and peer nominations manifested from the company’s core values of conducting business.

Rohit promotes education and giving back to the community.  A title sponsor of the University of Alberta Real Estate Club and an active participant of the Cooperative Education program, Rohit gives students the chance to learn more about the industry and gain valuable experience.  Rohit actively supports many different charities and organizations in the City of Edmonton including the WIN house, the Mental Health Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation to name a few.

Rohit Group of Companies employees provides all permanent employees with a medical, dental, life insurance and a disability program. Furthermore, there is a health and wellness program to assist employees in becoming and staying healthy.  Our Benefits include, but are not limited to, 100% Employer matched group RRSP program, a health spending account for employees and their families, education reimbursement program, a discounted rate at City of Edmonton recreational facility and an employee discount on Rohit Products. To learn more about a Career at Rohit visit our careers page.

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 has been named Edmonton’s Multi Family Home Builder of the Year 3 of the last 4 years.

For further information contact:

Linh Pham
Rohit Group of Companies
550 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB   T6X 0V1
Phone: 780-702-4293
Email:  linh.pham(@)rohitgroup.com

100 Women… 2,400 Reasons to Celebrate!

100 Women… 2,400 Reasons to Celebrate!

Edmonton, AB November 5, 2013

Graciously hosted at the home of Krishna Gupta, Rohit Group of Companies, on November 4th, 2013, what started as a small gathering of friends in 2010 to fill baskets with items for WIN House, has grown to 100 women arriving with hundreds of new, beautiful items for “Baskets of Hope”, an initiative intended to help make Christmas special for women escaping violence. Over 2,400 new items were donated, everything from plush bathrobes, snuggly blankets and beautiful handbags, to chocolates and gift certificates… all intended to help wounded women feel cared about and valued.

Baskets of Hope Founder, Dianne Young says, “I am overwhelmed with the response to what began as a small group of friends who joined me to do something to support women escaping violence. Last night, 100 women came together to reach out and touch the hearts of those who feel alone, scared and often forgotten. I am truly humbled by this outpouring of support. There are no words to describe the generosity of women in Edmonton… a wonderful demonstration of the special bond that links us all.”

Business leaders, community members, family and friends gathered to make the 2013 event a memorable one. Krishna Gupta, President of Rohit Charities closed the evening with, “Words cannot express my gratitude for what has been accomplished here tonight and I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to be kind and generous.”

About Baskets of Hope

Founded by Dianne Young in 2010, a handful of women gathered together to fill baskets with new, special items like lotions, bubble bath, snuggly socks, scarves, etc… the things women reach for when they need to feel comforted, This seed of an idea has grown into an annual event to support Women’s Shelters across Edmonton.

For more information, contact:

Dianne Young

Email: Dianne(@)youngteamlitd.com

Phone: 780.489.8227 – or – 780.905.3753

Krishna Gupta

Email: krishna(@)rohitgroup.com

Phone: (780) 904-1058

Rohit Commercial Utilizes Tilt-Up Construction for Commercial Innovation

Rohit Commercial Utilizes Tilt-Up Construction for Commercial Innovation 

In May 2013, Rohit Commercial, a division of Rohit Group of Companies, began the innovative tilt up construction at 91 street and Ellwood drive; the future location of Ellwood Corner. In tilt-up construction, the floor slab is cast early in the process, and wall panels are formed directly on the floor slab before being tilted into final position. Essentially, site-cast tilt-up ensures adherence to schedule commitments by eliminating shipping restrictions and manufacturing limitations since the whole building process is completed on site. “The walls of Ellwood Corner were up in 3 days, now we are adding the finishing touches to greet new and unique tenants in early 2014,” said Zulfikar Akbar, Commercial Business Development.

Ellwood Corner is over 59,000 sq. ft. of office and retail building which utilizes architectural accents such as, curved curtain wall glazing and stone veneer cladding to give it unique definition. This project is currently under construction and is anticipated to be completed in early 2014. Ideally located at Ellwood drive and 91st Street, Ellwood corner combines the latest in modern business park space with a superior location. With convenient access to major roadways and situated among a bustling amenities-rich area, the building provides tenants with the greatest exposure and visibility along 91st and Anthony Henday.

What Ellwood Corner has to offer?

  • Attractive steel and concrete structure with two-storey lobby and tinted glass windows throughout
  • 59,931 square-feet total available lease space (first floor: 31,216 square-feet; second floor: 28,715 square-feet)
  • Will be equipped with an elevator and sidewalks for handicapped access
  • Attractive finishing’s throughout
  • Includes sufficient  parking for all tenant with some  energized  stalls
  • Surrounding area fully landscaped with loading zones and waste receptacles
  • Includes street-front signage to increase exposure and visibility
  • Rooftop heating and cooling system provided for all units
  • Metered gas, water, and electricity
  •  Equipped with fire safety sprinkler system

About Rohit Commercial

Rohit Commercial builds, manages and acquires revenue producing properties including office, industrial, and retail space.  As the commercial arm of Rohit continues to grow into the future it will enhance the quality of commercial destinations for many tenants and consumers in the Edmonton Area.

About Rohit Group of Companies

The corporate vision of Rohit Group of Companies is simple and straightforward: to be the premiere real estate company in Western Canada. It is our individually diverse team of innovative thinking, and experienced talent, that is the driving force behind the achievement of this vision. Our mission is to develop real estate markets through superior capital, asset, and project management. We will create exceptional products and services in Alberta by designing, developing, and creating superior quality products and services that provide exceptional value.

For more information contact:

Zulfikar Akbar
Rohit Commercial
550 – 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 0V1
Zulfikar.Akbar(@)rohitgroup.com
Tel: (780) 669-2336

Edmonton Home Builder Rohit Communities Snags Another Award Nomination for Callaghan Ravines

Edmonton Home Builder Rohit Communities Snags Another Award Nomination for Callaghan Ravines

Edmonton, Alberta – On July 30, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) – Alberta announced the list of finalists for the CHBA Alberta Awards of Excellence in Housing.  As a testament to the incredible amount of talent among builders across the province, the CHBA – Alberta received a record breaking 412 submissions this year.  Rohit Communities is proud to have placed among the province’s best of the best with a finalist nod for Multi-family Apartment Over $325,000 for the Duke in the Essex at Callaghan Ravines.    The Duke also took home a local win at the CHBA- Edmonton’s Awards of Excellence this past March.

Judging for each design category was based on curb appeal, kitchen, great room, ensuite and any other special features and creative use of space that the home builder could showcase.

“The competition for the Alberta Awards of Excellence gets tighter and tighter each year, and we are thrilled and honoured to be nominated alongside so many industry leaders,” said Linh Pham, Senior Marketing Coordinator for Rohit Communities, “The province should be very proud of such a strong showing from an amazing list of finalists.”

Rohit Communities is now in the midst of building a similar project just a stone’s throw away from Callaghan Ravines.  The new Vantage at Callaghan North Apartment Condominium project offers one and two bedroom apartments, offering something for everyone.

The annual award will be announced this fall in Jasper at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, as part of the BUILD 2013 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:

Linh Pham
Rohit Group of Companies
550 – 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 0V1
linh.pham(@)rohitgroup.com
Tel: (780) 702.4293

Rohit Land Development Hosts Showhome Grand Opening in Heritage at Parsons Creek

Rohit Land Development Hosts Showhome Grand Opening in Heritage at Parsons Creek

May 4, 2013, Edmonton, Alberta—Rohit Land Development held a showhome grand opening event for its premier community Heritage at Parsons Creek in Fort McMurray on Saturday, May 4. The event was held from noon to 5pm and featured seven showhomes by five builders—Cressman Homes, Qualico Developments, Rohit Communities, R-Star Developments, and Winchester Builders. Each home was also equipped with carnival-inspired treats and entertainment, including a magician, balloon artist, face painter, caricature artist, photo booth and games.

“Events like these, while common in other markets like Edmonton and Calgary, are really unprecedented in Fort McMurray. Besides adding an element of fun to the house-hunting experience, community showhome grand openings allow buyers to see many homes in one day, which reduces the amount of time and energy one has to invest in the process,” said Amy Power, Marketing Manager for Rohit Group of Companies.

Guests received maps with all showhomes labeled and collected a sticker for each showhome they visited. Prizes were then drawn for those attendees who visited all the showhomes. The grand prize was a Coleman barbeque grill, and other prizes included a $100 Mastercard, a $50 gift card to Starbucks and a $50 gift card to Boston Pizza.

Though the Heritage at Parsons Creek Showhome Grand Opening Event is over, interested buyers can still visit the development and the seven beautiful showhomes now open.

About Heritage at Parsons Creek
Heritage at Parsons Creek is Fort McMurray’s newest master-planned community. It is more than 74 acres of land, located 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. Visit www.HeritageatParsonsCreek.com to learn more.

About 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 neighborhoods, 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. Visit www.RohitLandDevelopment.com for more information

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

Edmonton Home Builder Rohit Communities Strikes Again at the Awards of Excellence in Housing

Edmonton Home Builder Rohit Communities Strikes Again at the Awards of Excellence in Housing

Saturday March 16, 2013 – Like a runaway freight train fuelled with momentum, Rohit Communities proudly accepted several awards in diverse categories at the Canadian Home Builders Association Edmonton Awards of Excellence in Housing.  A masquerade themed event brought a record 1700 attendees to the Shaw Conference Centre to witness the industry’s finest compete for the top spot in numerous categories that span from marketing to home design.

Rohit Communities took home six awards including the prestigious 2013 Large Volume Builder of the Year award, setting the record to three out of four years it has taken home the prize. Some of the award winners included Best Print Advertising, Best Multi-Family Townhouse/Duplex $275,000 – $300,000, and Best Multi-Family Apartment Style.

Rohit Land Development also took home the Best Show Home Parade for the Starling at Big Lake community, a new project in Northwest Edmonton.  “Six finalists is the best showing we’ve had to date for Rohit Land Development,” said Russell Dauk, Vice President of Land and Commercial for Rohit Group of Companies. “It was especially exciting to see Starling at Big Lake recognized in its first year of development.  We are very proud of the team and excited to show what we’ll be bringing to market in the next few years.

An outstanding achievement as a home builder and land developer, the overall recognition was truly a remarkable milestone for Rohit Group of Companies.

“This is a major accomplishment for our entire team,” said Rohit Gupta, President of Rohit Communities.  “We came in tonight with 21 finalists in 16 categories and came away with 5 awards – that’s how competitive our industry is.  Such a tight field inspires us to continue to improve, innovate and evolve.”

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 Companies Honours Fort McMurray Customers and Partners

Rohit Group of Companies Honors Fort McMurray Customers and Partners

February 20, 2013, Edmonton, Alberta –Rohit Group of Companies hosted an appreciation event to honour its customers, suppliers, trades and business partners at the Keyano Theatre in Fort McMurray on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. With 15 years in business in Fort McMurray, Rohit wanted to celebrate its successes as a new home builder  and community developer by hosting a private viewing of Hometown the Musical, a locally written and produced theatrical musical.

The show featured over 100 cast members straight from the community of Fort McMurray, including Wood Buffalo Regional Councillor Russell Thomas and even the Mayor herself, Melissa Blake. To date, it is Keyano Theatre’s largest production, and it is set in the future, involving five storylines intertwined and centred around the 2014 opening of the international airport. The story celebrates Wood Buffalo: its past, present and bright future.

“With a show about making Wood Buffalo your home, we couldn’t have found a better fit for our celebration,” said Amy Power, Marketing Manager of Rohit Group of Companies. “It was fun for all ages and something we could all relate to.  They even worked Rohit homes into the script that night!”

On the heels of numerous nominations for the Canadian Home Builders Association of Edmonton Awards of Excellence in Housing, the celebration was a multi-level success.

About Rohit Communities:

Edmonton-based Rohit Group of Companies is an award winning developer and builder of new homes in Fort McMurray and Edmonton, offering new condos, townhomes, duplexes and single family homes for sale. Rohit Communities’ newest addition to the group is Copper Point Resort, a luxury 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 Companies Celebrates Successes

Rohit Group of Companies Celebrates Successes

February 12, 2013, Edmonton, Alberta – A breathtaking venue and dazzling piano show welcomed guests to Rohit Group of Companies’ appreciation event at the Enjoy Centre in St. Albert on Thursday February 7, 2013. With almost 30 years in business, Rohit wanted to celebrate its successes as a new home builder and community developer by inviting customers, suppliers, trades and business partners to an evening of dueling pianos and New Orleans inspired treats. Playing steady show stopping tunes and plenty of mingling the event saw over six hundred guests, many of which can be found in their photo booth pictures posted on Facebook!

As Rohit prides itself on giving back to the communities in which they work, one of the honoured guests was Homeward Trust Edmonton. A local not for profit organization that uses a community-based approach towards the goal of ending homelessness in Edmonton, they raised money for Raise the Roof by selling toques and taking donations.  The event raised $2,139 dollars with Rohit matching every dollar to generate a total of $4,278! The support provides a wonderful opportunity for a worthy cause that will truly provide many opportunities for Edmontonians.

As the Gupta family addressed the audience and expressed their gratitude, Councillor Amarajeet Sohi surprisingly took the stage to award Krishna Gupta, co-founder and philanthropist, the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal is granted to Canadians that show extraordinary contributions and achievements to the community. From her ongoing support of the Mental Health Foundation and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation she has made impactful strides for several humanitarian causes.

“My message to the community is do whatever you can do from heart: donate money, physical help or emotional assistance.” Said Krishna Gupta “Your good deeds may not get recognized today, but they can come in any form or shape, personally speaking for me Diamond Jubilee Medal is a living proof to me, and I thank the community for giving me this honor.”

On the heels of numerous nominations for the Canadian Home Builders Association of Edmonton Awards of Excellence inHousing, the celebration was a multi-level success.

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">amy.power(@)rohitgroup.com
Tel: (780) 702.4288

Edmonton Home Builder Rohit Communities Receives 27 Finalists for the Awards of Excellence in Housing

Edmonton Home Builder Rohit Communities Receives 27 Finalists for the Awards of Excellence in Housing

Edmonton, AB, February 1, 2013 – An outstanding milestone marks only the beginning of 2013 for Edmonton Home Builder and Developer Rohit Group of Companies.  Its two divisions – Rohit Communities and Rohit Land Development – placed 27 finalists in the Canadian Home Builders’ Edmonton Awards of Excellence in Housing in the categories of Single-Family, Multi-Family, Overall Apartment Complex, Leadership, Sales People, Marketing and Development awards.

“We are so proud of this record breaking achievement  and the team is absolutely thrilled with the hard work and dedication that went into propelling the company forward in all aspects of the business,” said Amy Power, Marketing Manager for Rohit Communities.

The Awards of Excellence recognizes industry leaders in the field of design, marketing, sales and community development in Edmonton and Area. The awards are a celebration of the extraordinary work and excellence in expertise of those in the real estate business. Final winners are announced March 16, 2013.

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. 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