Bear Holdings Group Executive Team

Bear Holdings Group is owned and operated by the Saterbak brothers. Between them, Gary and Ralph Saterbak have decades of experience in real estate investment and finance, capital management, due diligence, real estate development, construction, management and opportunity structuring.

Gary R. Saterbak, Principal

Gary SaterbakMr. Gary Saterbak brings over 30 years of experience in investment, capital management, due diligence, real estate development, management and opportunity structuring. Gary’s expertise includes fund creation, project sponsorship, and asset management tailored to partnership objectives.

Career History

Before founding Bear Holdings Group in 2000, Gary was affiliated with the Capital Management division of The Barone Group LLC, a San Diego based company with holdings in hospitality, multi-family, transportation and biotech. Primary activities included The Barone Group’s acquisition and business plan execution of its real estate based ventures. The $130M Resort at Tanamera in Reno, Nevada, is a highlight of those efforts.

From 1993 through 2002, Gary served as partner and Director of Project Development for Gough & Gough, Inc., a nationwide multi-family developer. During his nine-year tenure, Gary was instrumental in the entitlement, financing and development of extremely complex projects worth over $500 million, including mixed use and multi-family properties. Projects ranged from new construction to historic adaptive urban re-use. Highlighted transactions include the assemblage of 53 properties financed as the largest cross-collateralized FHA insured tax exempt bond issuance in California at its time.

Gary & Leon Panetta

Gary Saterbak & Leon Panetta at the 2017 Hunt Mortgage Retreat in Banff, Canada

From 1982 to 1992, Gary’s partnerships acquired sites and entitlements for developments that included commercial, industrial, mixed use and over 2,300 multi-family apartments throughout Southern California.

Gary started his first company, G.R Saterbak Design – later Saterbak-Kirby Design Services – in 1978. The company provided land planning, architectural and entitlement services for clients across California.

Industry Awards & Accolades

Gary has been recognized by the American Institute of Building Designers as a Professional Building Designer, and has received numerous awards for his public and private design work. Gary’s projects have also been featured in numerous publications. He received his Residential-Elderly Administrator certification for the State of California in 2009. Gary is also a licensed real estate professional.

His community interests include the origination of the La Jolla Shores Children’s Playground and founding support for the Coronado Community Schools Foundation Library web portal.

Baron C. Saterbak, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Baron Saterbak brings more than 15 years of experience in multi-family operations, acquisitions, due diligence, renovation, investment, contract negotiation, and sales. Baron’s expertise includes acquisition analysis, financial investigation, and operation oversight.

Baron SaterbakCareer History

Before joining Bear Holdings Group, Baron was the Director of Acquisition of MGM Property Management, LLC, an Indiana based company with holdings in multi-family and commercial real estate in the Midwest. MGM Property Management boasts streamlined management of nearly 2,500 units in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.

From 2014 to 2017, Baron managed the day to day operations of over 600 units in multiple states for Axiom Property Management, an Illinois based company with assets in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa. During his time with Axiom Baron received multiple awards, including Best Apartment Living from the Northwest Indiana Apartment Association.

Gary & Baron Saterbak breaking ground

Gary & Baron Saterbak breaking ground 20 years ago!

Baron formed his first company, Cole Consulting, LLC, an Indiana based real estate brokerage house in 2005. The company provides real estate sales, consultation, and acquisitions.

Education and Training

Baron holds an Indiana Managing Broker license and a Certified Apartment Manager designation.

In 2005 he was recognized for his Art in the Park community initiative in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Brock Danielson, Director of Project Development

Brock DanielsonMr. Brock Danielson became a Principal and Development Manager for Bear Holdings Group LLC after overseeing the renovation and repositioning of large multifamily projects during our entry into the Arizona marketplace. Brock’s knowledge of the Arizona market, asset operations and development management proved invaluable to our expansion plans. Brock and his team are currently responsible for the development of more than $60 million worth of multifamily and self-storage facilities.

Career History

During his 32 year career in real estate, Brock has completed more than $1 billion worth of development, redevelopment, tenant improvement, and acquisition and disposition projects. His vast experience extends across the multi-family, office, entertainment venue, commercial, and residential sectors. This experience includes development, project management, construction, brokerage, acquisition/disposition, facility management and asset management.

Brock is the founder of Brock Danielson + Associates, a firm specializing in owner representation and development management. The firm provides development management, planning, design, entitlement, bidding, sales + leasing, and closeout services for commercial office, multifamily, self-storage facilities, residential/retail developers, lenders, and building owners.

Key Affiliates

At Bear Holdings Group, our reputation is built on our integrity, consistent execution, and disciplined investment. We believe that these are the characteristics you need for successful equity growth and income. Another important factor in our success is choosing the right people to work with; individuals who share a similar business philosophy, that we trust to come through in the clutch.

Lending and Capital Management

Churchill Capital Company

L. Duke Stone, President

2727 LBJ Freeway, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75234




Arizona Property Management

Chamberlin Associates

2712 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006



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