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.