JOHN ABBATE | Associate
John Abbate is a graduate of Hofstra University, and a lifelong Long Island resident. John joined Sabre in the winter of 2017 and is focused on retail leasing, representing both landlords and tenants. A published writer with a background in advertising and content creation, John takes a creative and driven approach to the real estate business.
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MARC ALPER | Vice President
Marc Alper has over 20 years of commercial real estate experience, which he uses to seamlessly negotiate multimillion dollar transactions. He is a problem solver with the ability to think outside the box. Alper joined Sabre Real Estate Group in June of 2016 as a training manager and has since become Vice President and Sales Manager. He is a valuable resource for his knowledge on rental laws and regulations. Alper got his start in real estate doing rentals in Manhattan, but his interest has always been in selling commercial real estate. He is easily able to analyze the potential value of any investment property. Over his career, he has negotiated the sale of over $400,000,000 worth of real estate. He currently resides in Long Island with his wife and their 2 children.
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LAWRENCE ANDERSON | Executive Vice President
Lawrence Anderson has more than 40 years of retail real estate experience and an impressive array of satisfied customers and clients.
After a graduating from LIU Post in 1972, where he was a starting wide-out receiver for their nationally ranked Football team, Anderson began his retail real estate career with the Leon A Katz brokerage firm in Jamaica, NY where he quickly learned the tools needed to become a successful real estate broker. While at the Katz organization he was instrumental in transacting more than 75 real estate deals with national chains such as McDonald’s Corp and International House of Pancakes.
Since then he has successfully transacted deals with countless other national and local retail chains. Nordstrom Department Stores, The Container Store, Darden Restaurant Group, CVS Drugs, Bank United, PNC Bank, Famous Footwear, Home Depot, Pathmark, Stop and Shop, Expo Design Centers, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Burger King, Wendy’s, Seven Eleven, Levitz Furniture, Office Max, Staples, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, Men’s WearHouse, Bed Bath and Beyond, Stouffer Restaurants, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Toys R US, and the GAP are just few of the national retail changes that he assisted
His knowledge and experience in retail real estate has enabled many retailers to open stores in “difficult to enter” markets in many regions along the east coast.
With a history of creating retail space from non-retail real estate, Anderson was the forerunner of adaptive re-use; a Bowling establishment became a family department store while another converted to and a toy store; Industrial space became a home improvement and design store; a research laboratory became a sporting goods store; a quarry became a Power Shopping Center and a distribution warehouse became a supermarket. During this process, Lawrence established himself as an innovator in creating retail real estate opportunities while developing a loyal following of retailers and developers.
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JIMMY AUG | Principal
James Aug joined Sabre as principal to lead the growing New Jersey division. Aug has 30 years of retail real estate experience, including 20 years in New Jersey. He most recently was a senior vice president at the CB Richard Ellis New Jersey Retail Services Group. During his 20 years in New Jersey, Aug was responsible for the northern New Jersey rollout of such retailers as Circuit City, Sears Hardware, Sears Auto and The Great Indoors. Prior to establishing his own firm, Aug was a salesperson, broker and CEO of Garrick-Aug Store Leasing Inc., which was sold in 2005 to an investment company.
Aug is a graduate of The University of Vermont (Finance) and a lifelong Manhattanite. His passions include playing all sports, bonding with friends, and his summers in Fire Island with his wife Lise and their two children, Anika and Kieran.
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GINA BAXTER | Vice President - Marketing / Operations
Gina Baxter has been with Sabre since its inception in 2011. As Vice President of Marketing and Operations, she oversees all marketing projects with her team in order to exceed our client’s expectations. She concentrates heavily on brand development and strategic initiatives to take Sabre to the next level. She is consistently strategizing and researching innovative ways to help grow brand awareness in the real estate world and beyond. Constantly studying the ever changing world of digital media, she keeps Sabre relevant and fresh through its growth. She combines her knowledge of marketing, as well as thoughtfulness and creativity when developing targeted marketing campaigns. As a perpetual problem solver, she focuses on the day-to- day management of the company and is committed to supporting innovation, best practices and the overall dynamic culture of Sabre. Prior to joining Sabre, Gina held the position of Retail Coordinator for the Long Island and Outer Boroughs retail teams at CB Richard Ellis. Her real estate career began in the new store development office of Starbucks Coffee Company, as well as interning at Winick Realty while she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at the University of Connecticut.
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STEPHANIE BENDER | Client Services Coordinator
Stephanie Bender graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in business economics from SUNY Cortland. A few months later she joined the Sabre team as a Client Services Coordinator. She obtained her real estate license in 2014 and previously worked at a residential firm. Now she is looking at real estate from the marketing. On a more personal level, Stephanie is proud of her Croatian roots and travels there once a year to visit family.
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DOUG BOMZER | Managing Director
Doug Bomzer, Managing Director, has been at Sabre Real Estate Group since the Spring of 2011. Prior to joining Sabre he was with Breslin Realty for 3 years working on leasing major shopping centers and tenant representation. At Sabre, Doug has experience in site selection, dispositions, leasing of new developments as well as leasing existing projects in the NY Metro region. His strengths are showcased through his ability to organize a plan of action which includes everything from the inception of the relationship to store opening. Doug earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island which translates well while working intimately with retailers, landlords and colleagues. Alongside Managing Principal Jayson Siano, Doug focuses on the City MD, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Orangetheory Fitness and [solidcore] accounts. Doug’s other current projects include site selection and lease negotiations for Chili’s, Oath Craft Pizza, Batteries Plus, Le Pain Quotidien, Little Caesars, Southdown Marketplace and School of Rock . Doug also works on landlord representation focusing on new mixed use developments and major shopping center
assignments. Doug has been successful in bringing new retailers to Long Island including UFC Gym, Rue21, Maggiano’s, Zoup, Stewart’s All American, Amazing Lash and [solidcore]. Doug enjoys spending time coaching and developing junior brokers at Sabre and is sought out daily for advice and support.
Working in retail real estate is the perfect fit because Doug loves to shop and has a strong passion for fashion and home furnishings. Whenever time permits Doug loves to spend time at his vacation home in the Poconos with his fiancé Adam and their dog Odie, the cutest dog in the world. Doug enjoys traveling, cooking, kayaking, hiking, running and hanging out with friends and family. Who’s ready for a roadtrip?
KENNETH BORDIERI | Associate | Investment Sales
He began his career at Berdon LLP in 2005, as part of their real estate tax group. Here, he was introduced to commercial real estate investment and worked on many of Long Island’s most prominent real estate owner’s and developer’s accounts. Joined Sabre in December 2014 as a member of Sabre’s investment sales division. Immediately prior to joining Sabre, Ken was a senior tax manager in-charge of financial services, managing all aspects of client relationships. Coordinating all client filings, from scheduling to preparation and review with direct reports. In addition, he played a central role in setting internal best practices and system collaboration for the tax department resulting from a merger of two previously independent accounting firms. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. John’s University in August of 2004.
KEN BRESLIN | Founder + Principal
In 1986, right out of college, Ken Breslin started working with his father Wilbur Breslin at Breslin Realty Development Corporation. Since then he has been admitted to the bar in the states of New York and New Jersey and is often referred to as the pioneer of the industry due to the precedent he has set through his exemplary real estate transactions. Breslin Realty was often referred to as “Breslin University” having produced some of the industry’s most influential real estate minds in the business today. In March 2011, Ken Breslin dissolved his brokerage company Breslin Realty Inc. to form Sabre Real Estate Group with Jayson Siano of CB Richard Ellis. For Mr. Breslin and Mr. Siano, it seemed to be perfect timing to start a company that would regenerate the retail real estate industry.
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DEANNA CASTELLANO | Marketing Associate
Deanna is currently living in Queens and joined Sabre in 2016 as a Marketing Associate. She primarily focuses on creating marketing material for a variety of clients as well as managing social media and analyzing what works best for the Sabre brand. Previously, Deanna worked as an Assistant Manager at a Brooklyn real estate firm. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from St. John’s University. In her spare time she enjoys designing marketing material for local businesses and spending time with family and friends.
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ZACH DERKATCH | Associate
Zach joined the Sabre Team in 2016 after graduating from Florida State University’s College of Business with a BA in Finance. As an associate at Sabre, Zach works with the Queens leasing team under the direction of Mark Gallucci as well as with tenant representation specialist Russel Helbling to learn the intricacies of developing market roll out strategies for national and regional tenants. Growing up on Long Island and working for his family’s, deli Zach developed a passion for retail real estate and helping those with small business’ expand.
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STEVE DURAK | Senior Vice President
Steve is a successful entrepreneur having established a successful retail business in his home town of Bayonne as well as several residential real estate developments. He has over 25 years as a salesman and broker in northern New Jersey real estate, including 10 years with Paul Lawrence Associates / Levin Realty Services. Steve has completed transactions with Modell’s Sporting Goods, Walgreen’s Drug Store, Pep Boys Auto Parts, Office Max, and Home Depot.
STU FAGEN | Senior Vice President
Stuart Fagen is a 25 year industry veteran with a broad range of commercial real estate experience. He joined Sabre 2011 shortly after its inception, and continues to be involved in all sides of real estate transactions. However, it is the development side of the business that holds a special allure for him — the process by which he and a team of people can help to shape a community; taking an empty lot and transforming it into a vibrant commercial destination. Stuart grew up on Long Island and has been traversing 495 and the Northern State Parkway for decades. He is a former foodie turned fitness junkie who enjoys watching college sports, the NY Mets and the Brooklyn Nets. He currently resides in Commack along with his wife, two teenage sons, and two dogs.
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MICHAEL FLOREY | Associate
Michael grew up in Garden City, NY and started his career in Real Estate working for his Fathers development company called The D&F Development Group. Michael joined Sabre Real Estate Group in 2015 and has built a solid foundation of local and corporate clients.
Mr. Florey has a record of successfully guiding local and national clients with real estate acquisitions and lease obligations. Michael found professional success at a high level, selling his first multi-million dollar property within his first few months at Sabre. Michael has made a high level commitment to Real Estate, having been mentored and coached by several of the most highly acclaimed real estate professionals in
Michael exclusively represents Halal Guys & F45 Training, both rapidly expanding franchises. He has also worked with a diverse mix of strong national brands such as 7 Eleven, IHOP, T-Mobile and American
Family Urgent Care. Mr. Florey has also represented some of the most prominent owners and developers in the tristate area including companies such as Albanese Organization, Lalezarian Properties
and Rechler Equity Partners.
When Michael has free time he is spending it with his family and friends. He also refuses to ever miss a New York Islanders, New York Giants or a New York Yankee game.
MARK GALLUCCI | Managing Director
Mark Gallucci, is an experienced broker with a comprehensive understanding of the Queens retail market. With over 11 years of experience and over 1/2 million square feet of retail leasing transactions, Mark’s extensive knowledge of retail leasing, his strong relationships in the Queens real estate community, and track record of transactions has helped Sabre to establish a major presence in the borough.
Prior to joining Sabre in 2013, he worked in property management for Baltimore based real estate developer The Cordish Company, as a Senior Leasing Associate for Los Angeles based Shopping Center developer NewMark Merrill Companies, and as Director of Retail Leasing of Massey Knakal Retail Leasing Services.
Mark is a proud alum of Towson University, where he played for the football team. He currently lives in New Hyde Park with his wife Kristin.
RUSSEL HELBLING | Vice President
Russel began his career in the commercial real estate business after realizing that the music industry was about to shift from profitability to the world of Napster and copyright infringement cases. Always having a passion for buildings, architecture and leaving his mark on the skyline, he decided to shift gears and enter the world of real estate. He began his career at Massey Knakal, focused on investment sales
in Queens, NY and quickly realized that he was most interested in the retail asset class. After a successful tenure at Massey Knakal, Russel decided to take the leap into retail leasing to learn the inner workings of that side of the business.
Three months into his retail career, Russel found himself representing one of the most active and sought after retailers in the world, Starbucks Coffee. Through hard work, tenacity and a never give up attitude, Russel took that opportunity and has ran with it. To date, he has been involved in nearly 100 transactions with the company in both Long Island and Northern New Jersey. The education he received working with Starbucks has transformed his career and Russel has emerged as one of the top tenant rep brokers in his markets handling the strategic roll out plans for honeygrow, Wendy’s Hamburgers, Hillstone, Del Frisco’s Grill, Bareburger, Burgerfi, c2 Education and many others. His tenant knowledge has lead his expanding reach and territory, now handling national brand roll outs through the US for many emerging brands.
Equally as active on the Landlord side, Russel has been involved in numerous ground up development leasing assignments in Long Island and the Outer Boroughs of NYC, assisting landlords in their merchandizing of their retail components of their developments. He is currently responsible for the leasing of nearly 1.0 Million SF of retail space.
A lifelong New Yorker, Russel lives in Forest Hills with his wife Jana and daughter Talia. A foodie who loves to eat out and cook new recipes, Russel is also an avid photographer who loves to explore his city as well as other around the world. In the summer you will find him at the beach with his family or on the golf course and during the winter you can find him in Vermont snowboarding or sitting by a fire roasting marshmallows.
JUSTIN KORINIS |Senior Vice President
Justin became part of the Sabre team in 2016. In his eleven-year career in commercial real estate brokerage, Justin has had experience in various types of transactions across multiple asset classes. He specializes in several facets of retail real estate, including tenant representation, landlord representation, and property acquisition and disposition. He has represented such national tenants as Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Bloomin’ Brands, California Tortilla, JP Morgan Chase Bank, FedEx Office, Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Skechers, Sleepy’s/Mattress Firm, TGI Friday’s, Urban Plates, Wendy’s and Zinburger and has assisted many of them in developing their expansion strategies in New Jersey and the Tri-State Area. Justin has also represented a number of property owners in various development and lease transactions, including properties in both urban and suburban downtowns as well as all types of shopping centers.
Justin, graduated Connecticut College with a B.A. in Philosophy. Shortly after returning home to NJ, he found his passion for real estate and never looked back. Outside of work, Justin spends his time with his dynamic wife, Krista, and animated son, Nixon. He enjoys an active lifestyle including snowboarding, surfing, and wakeboarding. As an avid lacrosse player for over twenty years, Justin can often be found on a lacrosse field, including participation in a number of tournaments throughout the country. Besides his wealth of real estate knowledge, Justin is often praised for his strong personal style and fashion
WESLEY LEVENSTEIN | Associate | Investment Sales
Wesley Levenstein joined Sabre Real Estate in December 2014 as an Associate in Sabre’s Investment Group. Wesley graduated from SUNY Albany earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in 2011. Prior to joining Sabre, he gained ample legal experience as an intern for a personal injury law firm and a sports marketing agency. Wesley excels in sales and investments bringing a wealth of knowledge and dedication to the team.
JESSICA PANZARELLA-MAYO | Property Leasing Specialist
Jessica is the Property Leasing Manager at Sabre Real Estate Group. She is responsible for managing and maintaining multiple Landlord accounts for the firm. Additionally, Jessica works with local and national tenants on their retail site selection and market entry strategy.
Jessica has more than five years of experience working in Real Estate, recently moving from Nashville, Tennessee back to her hometown of Long Island. Jessica has previously worked for companies such as Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Retail, at the firm’s Manhattan headquarters, Gorney Realty, a boutique real estate firm in Nashville, Tennessee and Saatchi & Saatchi, a global communications and advertising agency in Philadelphia.
When Jessica is not at work, she enjoys spending time at home with her husband, Tyler, and their two dogs, Herschel and Mel. Jessica loves country music, pizza and traveling.
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TYLER MAYO| Associate | Investment Sales
Tyler Mayo joined Sabre Real Estate Group as an Associate in October of 2016. He is part of the Investment Sales team where he focuses on sell-side and buy-side representation for clients in Suffolk
County, as well as Manhattan and Harlem. His primary areas of business include land representation, new development, and mixed-use properties. Prior to joining Sabre, Tyler was a Senior Credit Analyst and Commercial Portfolio Manager at FirstBank in Nashville, TN. He also previously worked in the Analytics Department at Bloomberg L.P. as a Foreign Exchange Specialist based in Manhattan. Tyler grew up in Caledonia, MS and later went on to attend Mississippi State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, as well as an MBA in Finance and Real Estate. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys traveling with his wife Jessica, playing with his dogs Mel and Herschel, and going to the beach in
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MELISSA NAEDER | Director
Melissa Naeder joined Sabre in 2012 as Director bringing her expertise in landlord and tenant representation. Prior to Sabre, Melissa spent 5 years at Commercial Retail Associates as Director of Leasing working with tenants such as Sears/Kmart, Five Guys, Denny’s and Sarku Japan. She began her career in real estate with Sutton & Edwards, now Colliers International. Ms. Naeder holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from C.W. Post. Melissa currently is working on the Long Island expansion of national retailers such as South Nassau Medical, AT&T and Blink Fitness.
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STEPHANIE OLSON | Client Services Coordinator
Stephanie Olson joined the Sabre team in 2016 to support Sabre Real Estate Group as a Client Services Coordinator. Stephanie graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fine Arts and Marketing. She last worked in procurement in Manhattan, but is now working with the team at Sabre to continue it’s growth through New York Metro.
CHRIS ``C-MONEY`` PETRONE | Associate | Digital media
C-Money is a Stony Brook University student studying Business and Digital Media.
He manages Sabre’s video production across social media.
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SEAN PYLE | Associate
Sean Pyle graduated in May 2016 from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelors degree in communications and a minor in business. Prior to joining Sabre, Sean interned with Cushman and Wakefield’s Capital Markets group where he developed skills in market research by underwriting proposals, presentations, and offering memorandums. Currently, Sean is working with Sabre’s New Jersey team on their various leasing accounts while learning the ins and outs of New Jersey’s retail trade areas.
JOE ROSSI | Associate
DINA SANTARELLI | Director
After graduating from Long Island University with an MBA in Management, Dina worked at Mikasa for 10 years in their Real Estate Department. She was responsible for site selection to grow their real estate portfolio throughout the United States and Canada. This career path gave her the tools, insight and experience to become a retail broker in the next chapter of her professional life.
Dina enjoys working on both the landlord and tenant side as well as working on development deals. She is truly passionate about real estate on all levels…understanding a client’s needs, researching new concepts and exploring new markets.
She was born and raised in Bergen County. She’s a hard core foodie…loves cooking, Whole Foods, eating out and trying new places. As a dog lover, she has a 13 year old Maltese named Stella. Sedona, Arizona is her happy place!
SCOTT SHER | Principal
Scott Sher joined Sabre in December of 2011 as Senior Vice President, bringing with him his incredible talent for both tenant representation and retailer expansion. Now as a Principal at Sabre Scott has actively worked to develop an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of various real estate markets with specific focus to both region and product. As a result, he currently leads Sabre’s expansion throughout New Jersey, Manhattan, and the outer boroughs.
Scott has proven himself as one of the best brokers in the industry for developing expansion strategies for national retailers.
With a strong belief in cultivating authentic relationships, he strives to create an environment with his clients where he serves not just as their broker, but rather as an extension of their real estate team. By putting the clients’ best interests first, he successfully negotiates deals that promote company strategy and brand success. Scott works with a variety of clients, including Starbucks, Blink, Save a Lot, Bareburger, Massage Envy, European Wax Center, among others.
Prior to joining Sabre, Scott served as Director of Real Estate of North Eastern Region at Katz & Associates Corp. He was also Director of Leasing for Anderson Realty Services and was Leasing Associate at Studley, in Manhattan.
JAY SIANO | Founder + Managing Principal
Jayson Siano formed Sabre Real Estate Group with Kenneth Breslin of Breslin Realty in March 2011. Mr. Siano was recognized as retail broker of the year in 2012. He is responsible for the entrance and development of many national brands into the New York Metro area. Prior to forming Sabre, Jayson was hired in 2006 by CB Richard Ellis to create and direct their Long Island & Outer Boroughs retail offices. In 2008 Mr. Siano cofounded the Retail Network; which has quickly grown into one of the industry’s leading networking organizations, contributing generous donations to many charitable causes throughout New York.
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GEORGE SKALIARINIS | Senior Associate
George Skaliarinis graduated from Baruch College with a degree in finance & investments. After interning with a property management firm, he wished to transition to the retail leasing division of real estate. Joining Sabre in 2015, working beside Managing Director Mark Gallucci, George rapidly strengthened his knowledge of the Queens retail market and expanded his reach into Brooklyn & Manhattan. Helping tenants procure great real estate locations to yield successful businesses and assisting landlords to achieve maximum potential for there properties is what George takes pride in most.
JENNIFER STAR | Associate Director
Jennifer Star joined Sabre in early 2014 as one of the founding members of the New Jersey Team. Jennifer focuses on tenant and landlord representation in New Jersey, working with tenants such as Amazing Lash Studio, Blink Fitness and Save-a-Lot.
Upon graduating Monmouth University, Jennifer worked at UBS Financial for 4 years in the managed accounts department. After leaving UBS, Jennifer was a manager at lululemon athletica and a career in retail real estate was the next step. Combining her love of fashion and shopping, Jennifer has found a true passion for the retail real estate industry.
Prior to joining Sabre, Jenifer was a broker at RJ Brunelli and had experience working with tenants such as Dollar Tree, European Wax Center and Pure Barre. As an energetic and motivated broker, she consistently demonstrates the highest level of professionalism and commitment to her clients.
Jennifer loves music, to travel, is a member of ICSC and is the Chair of the North Jersey ICSC Next Generation Committee.
SEAN YOUNG | Associate
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STEPHANIE ZULIC | High Street Specialist
As an expert in fashion and the hottest retail trends, Stephanie Zulic joined Sabre as High Street Specialist inSeptember 2014 with a regional focus on NYC Metro and the Hamptons.
Stephanie graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of International Business & Marketing and began her career by working with some of the world’s most renowned brands in fashion, including Talbots and Louis Vuitton. As a result, she brings forth depth, knowledge, and experience in marketing and advertising, as well as in product positioning.
Stephanie’s real estate experience began in June of 2013 with Keller Williams NYC where she became the Top Producing Leasing Agent. In addition, she has over five years’ experience in landlord representation having worked with Gina Argento at Broadway Stages.
With a focus on fashion, fitness, beauty, and fast casual food, Stephanie is passionate about bringing high-end national and local tenants to Long Island and the Hamptons. She has represented many exciting tenants including Organic by John Patrick, East End Row, Elevation Burger, Country Club Prep, Atomic Wings, Laduree and many more. Whether representing a landlord or tenant, Stephanie has an awareness of the luxury market and consistently exceeds clients’ expectations with her determination, professionalism, and negotiating skills.