Joseph N. Rentfro is Executive Vice President of Real Estate for Tejon Ranch Co., having joined the company in March 2015. He is a veteran real estate executive with 25 years of experience, including development oversight for some of the highest profile projects in the USA and Middle East.
For the last five years, Rentfro directed development efforts for a number of major projects within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Prior to his work in the Middle East, Rentfro held executive positions at The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE), ascending ultimately to Regional Vice President and General Manager. There he led all efforts related to planning, design, entitlement, development, construction, asset management, marketing and sales for real estate operations within a 330,000-acre region along the Gulf Coast in Northwest Florida. During his tenure with St. Joe, the largest landowner in the State of Florida with ownership of more than one million acres, he was responsible for the sale of many millions of dollars worth of real estate assets, including single family homes, residential lots, industrial/business park sites, entitled parcels, right-of-ways, and timberlands.
Renfro has also held executive positions with Aramark Corporation (NYSE: RMK) and Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)—as well as positions early in his career with PKF Consulting, Loews Hotels & Resorts, and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS).
A native Texan, Rentfro received a bachelor degree from Texas A&M University, his Master’s Degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and has completed executive education programs at Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business, Harvard Business School, and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
He and his wife Stephanie have three children.