Ventura Investment Co. enjoys a long and successful history of development and acquisition of income properties. Company President Barton Stern and his staff actively seek investment properties with potential to add value through development or rebranding. Investment partners include limited numbers of experienced real estate investors in single-asset entities created for each investment. Recent investments include multifamily communities and industrial properties in Santa Barbara and Ventura County, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Our acquisition focus is on multifamily communities and multi-tenant industrial properties in the southwest United States.


Ventura Investment Co. has developed properties throughout central and southern California for over 50 years, including self storage assets, multifamily communities and residential developments. We actively seek new investment and joint venture opportunities.

Building Services

Ventura Investment Co. is a California licensed general building contractor (lic. B729698) and employs maintenance technicians, skilled tradesmen and construction managers who perform a range of services from routine maintenance to comprehensive renovation and construction.

Commercial and Multifamily Management

Our in-house management practices and philosophy have evolved over a period of nearly sixty years. The unique perspective of a developer, owner and operator of multifamily and commercial properties extends to and significantly benefits fee management clients.

Ventura Investment Co. employs approximately 100 management professionals who are trained to understand both the importance of daily details and the long-range vision of an owner and developer. We manage major residential communities, commercial and industrial assets throughout the southwest U.S. Operations include management of our own investments as well as those owned by private investors, government entities and institutional owners.

The firm utilizes its own licensed real estate professionals for commercial leasing, and also contracts with brokerages in many markets.