Saglo Companies was founded in 1976 by Saul Glottmann. After successfully building and establishing Industria Colombiana de Artefactos S.A. (ICASA), a successful manufacturing business in his homeland of Colombia, Saul sold ICASA in 1975 and moved his family to the United States.
In 1976 Saul acquired and redeveloped his first shopping center in Miami-Dade, and with it Saglo Companies was born. Saul’s philosophy was: “Our tenants are the cornerstone of our business. If our tenants do well, we will do well!” Over the years, as both Saglo’s portfolio of properties and its reputation for excellence and quality grew, Saul made sure his team remained focused on the needs of the tenant, a simple yet powerful guiding principle that still drives and differentiates the company to this day. Mr. Glottmann passed away in 2005, however the tradition, spirit and values he instilled in the company he founded are very much alive and well and reinforced by his son Jack Glottmann. Jack returned to work alongside his father in 1998 under his leadership, affiliated companies acquired twenty six properties totaling to 2,478,000 Rentable Square Feet (RSF) of retail and commercial properties; redeveloped nine shopping centers totaling over 700,000 RSF and sold ten properties containing approximately 751,896 RSF. Currently, Saglo properties portfolio includes 23 shopping centers with more than 2.3 Million RSF.
Saglo Companies is now primed for geographical expansion with plans to bolster its leasing team and other key positions in Miami, Orlando, and Atlanta to support its evolving operations. While historically focused on Florida and Georgia, the company is now extending its reach into the southeastern U.S., targeting markets in the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Alabama as well.
The bedrock of Saglo’s transformation lies in the revitalization of its core values and purpose statement. At its heart, Saglo’s culture is defined by unwavering principles of transparency, accountability, discipline, and trust. However, what truly distinguishes Saglo is its steadfast belief in people — empowering, valuing, and acknowledging individuals, creating a thriving ecosystem that transcends traditional workplace dynamics.