floyd turnquist



Superior Service and Experience


CPM, Licensing Broker
760.408.4870 Office
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Floyd Turnquist began his real estate career in Hong Kong during the mid-1970’s. At the time he was an officer at Citibank’s headquarters there, responsible for negotiating maritime mortgages for prominent Hong Kong ship owning families. Many of these families were also significant real estate investors interested in diversifying their portfolios to the United States. Several asked Floyd if he would be interested in returning to the US to assist in their acquisition of American real estate assets.

In 1976 he did just that, initially taking a position as business manager for San Francisco headquartered architecture and development firm Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz. In 1978 Floyd formed Citiland Investment Corporation to concentrate full time on real estate acquisition and management for a growing group of local as well as international investors.  In the 1990's they began operating in the Palm Springs and Desert cities area, concentrating in the area around the La Quinta Resort and Club. They established a separate entity there, Desert Luxury Real Estate. Floyd and his wife Kathy maintain residences in La Quinta as well as San Francisco.

Over the past 30 years Floyd and Kathy have assembled an excellent and close knit team of experienced sales agents and property managers. Since its inception the team have successfully accomplished assignments for buyers and sellers ranging from single family homes and condominiums to major investment properties.

Unusually successful performance on behalf of their clients is due to the sound foundation in business and financial principles of their select group of agents. All have real estate ownership and management experience. Most possess extensive international expertise. The team would like very much to put its extensive experience and expertise to work for you.

Please call for an informal discussion of your real estate objectives.


Prior to establishing Citiland Investment Corporation in 1978 Mr. Turnquist was employed in the following positions.

BUSINESS MANAGER-KAPLAN / McLAUGHLIN / DIAZ Architects and Planners: Mr. Turnquist’s financial management activities at Kaplan/McLaughlin/Diaz included responsibility for financial, accounting, budgeting, reporting, and control functions within the firm.

CORPORATE ACCOUNT MANAGER / CITIBANK N.A / WORLD CORPORATION GROUP / HONG KONG: As a corporate account manager of Citibank’s Hong Kong branch, Mr. Turnquist had line responsibility for approving and monitoring current and term financial facilities extended by Citibank to a number of foreign-owned corporations and family groups.

ECONOMIC/MARKET ANALYST / CITIBANK N.A. HONG KONG: Researched, wrote and published Citibank’s monthly Hong Kong Economic Letter which analyzed and reported current economic conditions in Hong Kong and China.

INTELLIGENCE OFFICER / U.S. ARMY: Assignments in Taiwan, Okinawa, Korea and Vietnam supervising research staffs responsible for analyzing economic and political developments affecting Asian nations and their implications for U.S. interest in the Far East.


Master of Business Administration: Graduate School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Field: Finance and International Business.

Bachelor of Fine Arts: University of Illinois, Champaign. Fields: Architecture and Design

Language Study: Mandarin Chinese at the U. S. Government Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California, and Japanese at the University of Maryland - Far East Division, Japan. 

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