Stephen Montoya

Principal Planner

Stephen J. Montoya & Associates (SJMA) provides permit processing service to assist developers and property owners navigate the complex permit processes in order to secure approvals for their development projects. SJMA has successfully provided land development consulting, project management and permit processing services to their clients throughout the Southern California area. SJMA specializes in coastal/ non coastal residential and agricultural/equestrian projects, subdivisions, multi-family residential, retail/commercial, office buildings, restaurants, transit-oriented development and industrial projects throughout Southern California. In addition, SJMA has become the “go to” firm for property owners with complex, multi-jurisdictional projects which require not only top flight planners and project managers, but also effective advocates with regulatory decision makers. From their smallest residential projects to their largest commercial clients, their strong reputation has been built upon the fact that they care for and represent each of their clients and their development projects as if they were their own.

Stephen J. Montoya is the Principal Planner for the Ranta Group, where he oversees entitlements for all the firm’s projects. Mr. Montoya’s experience and expertise is derived from a long career in public and private sector by assessing land, managing difficult entitlement projects, coordinating professionals, and leading the regulatory entitlements through the public hearing process. He has a strategic mind-set for project oversight and management, due diligence and site evaluation.

Stephen Montoya