Founded in 1972, SAR has grown from a small family firm into a full-service real estate investment, development, and management company specializing in commercial and residential assets nationwide.
Our founders, Sam A. and Frances Ridino formed SAR Enterprises in 1972 in Glendale, California to manage their private portfolio of residential and commercial real estate.
In 1979, the Ridinos relocated to Santa Cruz County but maintained ownership of their Southern California properties. In 1983, their son Robert joined the firm and today serves as President and CEO, directing SAR’s core management team from their office in Aptos, California (Santa Cruz County).
Over the last 30 years, SAR has grown from a family firm managing a single portfolio to a full-service real estate investment, development, and management company specializing in commercial and residential assets across the country. A family business founded on traditional values, SAR carries the commitments of our founders into the 21st century environment. We’re focused on the same guiding principles the Ridinos established five decades ago - integrity, service, transparency, and honesty.
Five Decades of Experience
In SAR’s 30+ year history, the firm’s portfolio record includes the acquisition, development, and sale of over $300 million in holdings.