Business Testimonials

“I have processed entitlement applications all across the western and central United States, and I have not worked with a more inviting and business-friendly city.”
Kim Kennedy
In-n-Out Burger

“We have been here in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita for nearly 6 years. We picked this wonderful upscale community because of the great location and growth potential. The best part of RSM is that it located near the end of the OC Corridor Toll Road, which is easy for our customers to find our dealership. Also, it couldn’t be any easier for local business to grow and establish a successful brand due to the help and support of the City and community. The City of RSM hosts several community events and festivities for local businesses and local residents to get together. Doing business here in RSM has it perks. Once you have a good relationship with 1 customer here, then the news will just spread like wildfire, our customers and community helped RSM Honda achieve the number #1 spot in Customer Satisfaction for Honda dealers in all of Southern California for 2014. Hiring and maintaining great employees is very important to our dealership, having a beautiful surrounding area to work, shop and live definitely helps retain and grow our staff of quality employees.”
Robert Carmendy
General Manager and Partner, Rancho Santa Margarita Honda

"Sanderson J Ray Development has enjoyed a longstanding positive relationship with the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. The City's pro-business attitude and professional staff was instrumental to bringing Cinepolis Luxury Theaters to Town Center."
Martin Hannigan
Sanderson J Ray Development

"Applied Medical evaluated several cities in Orange County when looking to establish our corporate headquarters and found Rancho Santa Margarita to be well-designed, well cared for, and very welcoming. Rancho Santa Margarita is a thriving community and has been a positive factor in our continual growth and success."
Mary Jo Stegwell
Vice President, Applied Medical

"We have developed 6 successful projects within the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. Everyone at the City - Council, City Manager, the Planning Commission and Development Services was helpful in guiding us through the process. The City worked with us to meet the timing and needs of our tenants and facilitate their grand openings!"
Bruce Kahl and Joe Goveia
Kahl and Goveia Commercial Real Estate

"As General Manager of Kohl's Department Store in Rancho Santa Margarita, I have experienced the City's strong welcoming of new businesses. The City shares the City's development data, maps and information, much of it available 24/7 on the City's website. Additionally, the City is supportive of all the businesses in town and takes advantage of opportunities to patronize and promote local business."
Teddy Gonzalez
General Manager, Kohl's Department Store

"The City staff is willing and able to work quickly and professionally with tenants beginning with basic prospective City information moving on to initial application assistance and completing with the grand opening. The City's Economic Development Committee provides an ongoing forum for businesses and community leaders to advise the City Council on issues and concerns impacting the business community."
Peter Moersch
First Vice President - Retail Properties, CB Richard Ellis

"Rancho Santa Margarita has proven to be an excellent location for our headquarters. It's geographically accessible and offers a business-friendly approach. It's an all-around great place for our business and a wonderful place for many of our employees to live and work. We're proud to call Rancho Santa Margarita home."
Thomas "Duffy" Leone
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cox Communications

"Rancho Santa Margarita is a strategic location for businesses within a short 15-minute drive of the surrounding communities of Irvine, Lake Forest and Mission Viejo. When companies select Rancho Santa Margarita for their location, employees and customers are thrilled. Property in Rancho Santa Margarita is offered at competitive rates for modern business facilities in master planned business parks."
Mark Jerue
Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate