Daniel N. Bailey

President & CEO

Daniel N. Bailey is the founder, President & CEO of Aspire Homes. As President & CEO, Dan focuses on the strategic direction of the company, including key real estate acquisitions and new development ventures.

Dan has been a real estate entrepreneur since age eighteen, and has founded numerous successful real estate investment firms over his 40-year experience in the industry.

Early in his career, Dan operated a diversified real estate acquisition company with divisions focusing on residential sales, independent escrow, property management, trust deed collections, land subdivision and custom homebuilding across several states. To adapt to an evolving marketplace, Dan's business shifted focus to acquiring and rehabilitating over 500 single-family homes, 50+ apartment buildings and numerous commercial properties.

Under his leadership, Aspire Homes focuses on the unique custom design and construction of Mid-Century Modern homes that the Palm Springs market has come to admire and desire.

Building homes our clients aspire to own.


Marlene Y. Bailey

Executive Vice President

Marlene Y. Bailey serves as Executive Vice President of Aspire Homes. As Executive Vice President, Marlene works directly with her husband Daniel N. Bailey, President & CEO of Aspire Homes, on all company projects including the custom design and construction of Aspire’s Mid-Century Modern custom homes.

Prior to joining Dan at Aspire Homes, Marlene worked exclusively for noted law firms and a full-service real estate company heading its legal administrative departments. Additionally, Marlene handled the licensing of escrow companies, personnel and branch offices under the Department of Corporations, as well as all legal compliance issues and registration documentation and compliance for over 150 escrow employees in eight branch offices with the Department of Corporations and the Escrow Agent's Fidelity Corporation.

At Aspire Homes, Marlene has been intimately involved with the company’s site selection of new home lots and design features of the Mid-Century Modern custom homes.

Building homes our clients aspire to own.


T. J. Connolly

Executive Vice President & COO

T. J. Connolly serves as Executive Vice President & COO of Aspire Homes. As Executive Vice President, T. J. works directly with Daniel N. Bailey, President & CEO of Aspire Homes, on all company projects at the Mid-Century Modern custom designed new home company.

A 1985 graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, T. J. spent 15 years as an executive with Benson Management and the NFL New Orleans Saints, as well as with Time Warner Cable.

In 1998, T. J. founded his own marketing firm Connolly Communication Strategies, LLC, to meet the needs for clients in a variety of industries ranging from banking, commercial real estate development, new home community developments to health care, just to name a few.

It was through Connolly Communication Strategies that T. J. first began work as a consultant with the HollyHills Group, the parent company of Aspire Homes, on their commercial real estate ventures in San Antonio. That relationship grew and expanded to additional work with HollyHills at some of their California projects. After consulting with HollyHills for nearly a decade, T. J. officially joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2015.

At Aspire Homes, T. J. focuses on the unique custom design and construction of Mid-Century Modern homes that the Palm Springs market has come to admire and desire.

Building homes our clients aspire to own.