Sam Tarascio


Salvatore (Sam) Tarascio is the founder and executive chairman of Salta Properties, one of Australia’s largest private companies and a name synonymous with the changing face of modern Melbourne.

Having emigrated from Italy in the 1950s, Sam started out in industrial property and has since transformed his enterprise from a logistics business into an integrated property development business spanning all major sectors.

With a net worth estimated by Forbes at $1.2 billion, Salta Properties’ extensive interests include Preston Market, Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre, Nexus Corporate, Tribe Hotels and Taralinga Estate on the Mornington Peninsula.