History

Ventura Investment Co. was founded in the City of Camarillo in 1958 as a real estate development and sales firm. Company Founder Robert Stern Jr., who passed away in 1997, served as the Charter President of the Camarillo, CA Association of Realtors, as President of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce for two terms and served on the City’s Incorporation Committee and as an Appointed County Commissioner. Barton Stern, son of Robert, assumed leadership and ownership of the company in 1994 and continued the company’s commitment to quality and community while refocusing direction on acquisition, management and disposition of existing apartment , self storage and commercial properties in the Southwest United States. Bart has served as President of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, President of the Camarillo Rotary Club and President of the California Central Coast chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management. He currently serves in appointed roles for the County of Ventura, California and City of Camarillo.

Ventura Investment Co. is headquartered in Camarillo, California with offices in Nevada and Arizona. The firm specializes in acquisition, management and disposition of multi-family and commercial properties in the western United States.

The Ventura Investment Co. leadership has decades of experience in real estate development, brokerage and management, enabling it to make informed investment and management decisions. The company is a licensed real estate broker in California, Nevada and Arizona, and is a California licensed general building contractor (B729698).

Ventura Investment Co. is committed to community involvement. The firm has produced presidents of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM Chapter 102), Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce and other professional organizations. Company leaders are currently active in IREM, the Western Mobilehome Park Owners Association, the Ventura County Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board and local civic and non-profit organizations.

Company founder Robert Stern and wife Beverly in 1964