Jay Siano is a New York-based entrepreneur, commercial real estate and wellness executive who has been instrumental in advising and scaling some of the most successful brands in the world (Chipotle, Starbucks, Orangetheory Fitness, Massage Envy, European Wax Center to name a few). In 2010, Mr. Siano co-founded SABRE Real Estate Advisors, which quickly became one of the country’s most influential location based real estate advisory firms. Through his 22 year career, Mr. Siano has established a proven track record of combining his obsession of consumer behavior and sharp creative direction for elevating unique brands with strategies that balance high velocity with surgical execution. Mr. Siano resides in New York with his wife Danielle and their sons Jax and Jase.
Ken Breslin started working with his father Wilbur Breslin, at Breslin Realty Development Corporation right out of college in 1986. 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 dissolved his brokerage company Breslin Realty Inc. to form SABRE Real Estate Group with Jay Siano of CB Richard Ellis. Both deemed it the right time to start an innovative company built on problem-solving and ambition that would elevate the retail real estate industry.
Douglas Jerum is a principal at SABRE and the leader of the company’s National Advisory practice. He has nearly 30 years of retail real estate experience, 23 of those as a partner in Ferrara Jerum International. Highlights of his career include opening over 175 units for Starbucks Coffee Company and more than 55 Wal-Mart Supercenters, SAMS Clubs, and Walmart Neighborhood Markets in various markets around the country. He also led Ferrara Jerum to over $1B of transaction volume and a successful sale of the company. Douglas has focused SABRE’s national advisory business on health and wellness, fitness, medical retail, and hospitality brands, the types of brands the SABRE team identifies with. He believes people do their best when working with companies they care about and promotes the tenets of intellectual honesty, analytical precision, attention to detail, and polite persistence as keys to success.
Jimmy Aug joined SABRE as principal to lead the growing New Jersey division, bringing 30 years of retail real estate experience, 20 of those 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, Jimmy 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, he was a salesperson, broker, and CEO of Garrick-Aug Store Leasing Inc., which was sold in 2005 to an investment company. He graduated from The University of Vermont with a degree in finance and is a lifelong Manhattanite. His passions include playing all sports, bonding with friends, and spending his summers on Fire Island with his wife Lise, and their two children, Anika and Kieran.
Christina Kessinger joined SABRE in 2018. She works with the marketing team to create materials for a variety of clients and as executive assistant to SABRE founder and CEO, Jay Siano. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication with a minor in English from Farmingdale State College. When she’s not at work Christina enjoys going to the gym, traveling with her fiancé Chris, and spending time with their dog Athena.
Gina Baxter is the Chief Operating Officer at SABRE Real Estate Advisors where she handles everything from brand development to strategic initiatives. She is always researching ways to help grow brand awareness in the consumer-centric real estate world. As COO, Gina ensures the company has effective operational and financial procedures in place to thrive every day. She has a passion for marketing and focuses heavily on digital and social media strategies for SABRE Real Estate Advisors. She first fell in love with real estate when she interned at Starbucks Coffee Company in their new store development office. As an intern, she began to learn the intricacies of retail leasing and developed a strong interest in the industry. Prior to joining SABRE in 2011, she was the Retail Marketing Coordinator for the Long Island and Outer Boroughs retail teams at CBRE. Gina earned her bachelor’s in Communication from the University of Connecticut. She also has a digital media and social media certification from Hofstra University. She is on the committee for Kids for Kids Foundation, a community of friends, families, and colleagues raising money for organizations supporting children and families struggling with pediatric cancer.
Kendra Beavis is the Founder, and CEO of the brand strategy studio, MOKA Creative. Over the last 20 years, she has been celebrated as a master artisan, working on an intimate scale with her clients and crafting unique brands with great care and ingenuity. She believes that the flip side of great design is thoughtful strategy. With this core belief in mind, Kendra has developed and elevated countless fitness, retail, and financial brands and won multiple industry awards, most recently for her brand and website development with [solidcore]. Her favorite project to date has been raising her two children on Long Island, supported by the tireless efforts of her tech-savvy husband.
Eden Blair is a seasoned operations and marketing expert with over 15 years’ experience building business partnerships, managing start-up projects, and leading cross-functional teams. Most recently, Eden has worked as the Director of Marketing for Redemption Fitness in Las Vegas, where she directed all aspects of brand development, marketing, customer experience, and social media. She has also worked with TruFusion as an Operations Manager, where she oversaw studio openings, created training programs, managed marketing activities, and successfully designed operational systems. Prior to these roles, Eden worked in operations management and business development in several other sectors, giving her a wide breadth of knowledge in developing and implementing successful organizational processes. She attended an accelerated program at Moore College of Art and enjoys using her creativity to provide innovative, customer-centric solutions.
Deanna Castellano joined SABRE in 2016 as a Marketing Associate, primarily focusing on creating marketing material for a variety of clients, 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. Currently living in Queens, she enjoys designing marketing material for local businesses and spending time with family and friends.
Billy Diakakis joined SABRE as an associate in January 2018 and was awarded the 2018 SABRE Rookie of The Year. Currently, Billy is focusing on retail leasing in both tenant and landlord representation in the Nassau County and Suffolk County Markets. He received his bachelor’s in Biology from Binghamton University and worked in building management for 5 years, where he helped manage a large luxury co-op building on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. He began his real estate career at SABRE and typically works with Fitness, Medical, Entertainment, and Beauty clients. He has recently closed deals with Mineola Fit Body Boot Camp, Massapequa Amazing Lash Studio, Baldwin American Thrift, and Manhasset Medmen. He likes to take advantage of his weekends; in the winter you can always find him snowboarding, and in the summer you can find him at the beach!
Stu Fagen has over 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry and has established himself as a seasoned professional with a diverse background in landlord and tenant representation, ground-up development, and investment sales. Throughout his career, he has had the privilege of advising businesses of all sizes, from mom-and-pop retailers to some of the largest corporations in the world such as Walmart, AutoZone, Verizon, AT&T, Starbucks, and more. While Stu splits his time between New York and Florida, his passion for sports remains constant. As an avid NCAA fan, he has a particular focus on college basketball and football, especially when it comes to his beloved Miami Hurricanes. In addition, he is a loyal supporter of the Mets, Giants, Nets, and Islanders. As the managing principal of SBX (SABRE business exchange), Stu is excited to offer a new dimension to our services. Our company specializes in business brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, and connecting motivated sellers with ready, willing, and able buyers. With SBX, we are now able to assist the brands that we help scale or find space for in achieving maximum value and realizing their exit strategy. With a proven track record of success and an unwavering commitment to his client’s goals, he is confident in his ability to provide exceptional service to any business looking to buy or sell in the real estate market.
Kristine Hughes has been in the social media marketing field since before social media marketing was a thing. With a degree in English and Journalism from the State University of Albany (Go Danes!), she jumped headfirst into the marketing field, assisting real estate brokers with all sorts of marketing tasks. Shortly after, she decided to change careers and pursue a master’s degree in Education and soon found herself a middle/high school English teacher! Teaching was always a passion but due to a crumbling economy at the time, she had to make other plans. She took a job at a law firm, working in their marketing department, where she taught herself everything there was to know about social media and marketing. She also learned how to create a podcast from scratch, helped others with blogging and personal branding, and soon realized she wanted to help other businesses with their social media presence. She now gets to combine her love for social media, education, and marketing and assist others in achieving their dreams. Watching small businesses grow from 0 to hundreds (if not thousands) of engaged followers that turn into clients makes her heart smile!
Amanda LaMattina joined our SABRE marketing team in 2023, bringing her passion for marketing and social media to the forefront. With her role as a Marketing and Administration Assistant. Amanda's journey in marketing started with her Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Kean University, where she honed her skills and developed a keen eye for innovative strategies. Her enthusiasm for marketing is contagious, and she is excited to work alongside our amazing team and be part of an exceptional organization like ours. Amanda is an avid traveler and her well-rounded approach to life fuels her creativity and keeps her inspired.
Casey Mancuso is a Senior Associate at SABRE who loves helping emerging retail brands make informed decisions about their expansion goals. She's a pro at connecting with the retail, hospitality, and wellness worlds and works closely with industry veterans Doug Jerum and Jay Siano. Before joining SABRE, Casey was the Assistant Director of Retail Properties for Penn-Florida Companies and worked on some amazing projects, like bringing the first five-star hotel brand to Boca Raton. She's also a grad of Florida State University's top-ranked real estate program and has lots of experience in both New York and Florida. Casey is an organized and analytical pro, and we're thrilled to have her on the SABRE team.
Brian is an entrepreneur based out of New York whose primary passion has always been creating. He has developed deep industry knowledge of the verticals SABRE is involved in, and as Director of Brand Partnerships, oversees new business, client partnerships, and their successful growth strategies. Over the course of his career, Brian has brought some of NYC’s strongest brands to life, including Windsor Custom, a men’s clothing company, and his latest venture HPLT: High-Performance Lifestyle Training, which focuses on bringing out the best in every individual. From a young age he has always been a highly competitive athlete, and that drive got him a scholarship to play Division 1 Soccer at The University of Rhode Island. In 2017 and 2019, Brian was on the cover of Men’s Health and has been featured in Men’s Fitness, GQ, Esquire, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox 5, Cheddar, Channel 11, HLN, The Steve Harvey Show, and is a frequent contributor on various Food Network shows. Brian is a proud father to his two boys Leo and Luke, and husband to CNN correspondent Chloe Melas Mazza.
Brittany Minetti joined SABRE’s Digital Media and Marketing team in 2018 and focuses much of her time at work creating the weekly SABRE Vlog episodes, along with other photo/video content. She is a talented videographer and editor and has been working closely with the team to elevate SABRE’s social and digital presence. Brittany received her bachelor of fine arts in Film and Video from Five Towns College.
Stephen Plourde has almost 20 years of experience in diverse real estate investment. He began as a partner in an acquisition and development company, growing a North Philadelphia student housing portfolio to a value of approximately $4 million. He then served as Director of Leasing, managing local and national expansion strategies for a number of both tenant and landlord representation assignments along the east coast. More recently, he gained experience as an investment sales broker in the retail NNN lease sector, specializing in shopping centers and QSR. He was a founding member and Vice President of Operations at Investco LLC, which focuses on multifamily assets using crowd-funding platforms in the Philadelphia region. Mr. Plourde has negotiated and closed approximately 971,000 square feet and over $1 billion in aggregate lease & sale transactions up and down the east coast, earning CoStar’s Power Broker award in 2013.
A member of the SABRE team since 2016, Sean Pyle is all about helping tenants and landlords in the tri-state area, with a focus on New Jersey and Westchester County, NY. He has worked with a ton of awesome brands like Uncle Julio's, Skechers, and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to develop and implement their expansion strategies. He's a pro at placemaking and leasing retail spaces in mixed-use developments like Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ, and Bell Works Chicagoland in Hoffman Estates, IL. When he's not working, Sean likes hanging out at the beach, going to Yankee games, and snowboarding. He's also a big fan of trying out new workout concepts and going out to eat with friends and family.
Tori Reina is an integral part of the Support Team, whose primary responsibility is building and maintaining SABRE’s deal and transaction database. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2013, she began a career in Human Resources. She found her home at SABRE in 2019 while looking for a transition out of the typical corporate environment. Tori is expecting her first baby, and loves to spend her downtime at home with her husband – trying out any new recipe she can get her hands on!
With a spark of ingenuity and a knack for compelling storytelling, Meagan Robar, SABRE's Social Media Specialist, is ready to make a splash in the digital universe. Armed with nearly a decade of integrated marketing experience and a mastery of strategic partnerships, Meagan's stories are the kind that engage, inspire, and sell. Her approach? A unique blend of creativity, team culture mastery, and community leadership. She's a bit like a digital alchemist, turning ordinary brand narratives into extraordinary tales that resonate with audiences far and wide.
Once she logs off, Meagan’s spotlight never dims. She's a seasoned performer with a decade spent Off-Broadway in NYC and numerous roles in film and TV projects. When she’s not stealing the show, she's a Senior Master Coach at [solidcore] and on the Equinox+ app, ensuring you're served your daily dose of fitness inspiration.
Now, as she gears up to bring her magic to SABRE's social media, expect a fresh wind of innovation. So, buckle up and hit that follow button – with Meagan at the helm, SABRE's feed is about to become a scroll-stopper.
After graduating from Long Island University with an MBA in Management, Dina Santarelli 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 sides as well as working on development deals. She is truly passionate about real estate on all levels, from understanding a client’s needs to researching new concepts and exploring new markets. She was born and raised in Bergen County and is a hardcore foodie. She loves cooking, Whole Foods, eating out, and trying new places. Dina is engaged and living in Franklin Lakes.
Born and raised in Montvale, New Jersey, Tony Santarelli became interested in real estate because of his father, who built his portfolio of 184 locations in Outlet Centers across the country. After graduating from college, Tony went to work for a tabletop company as a Salesperson for both boutique independent shops and larger retailers such as Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond. After working in sales, Tony got into the quick-service restaurant industry and learned more about the specifics of site selection and the qualities of great real estate. The ever-changing real estate landscape is what drove Tony to pursue a career in commercial real estate, and he is currently a quick-service developer of two of the largest quick-serve brands in the United States. He resides in Upper Saddle River, NJ with his wife Shelley, and two kids Ava and Aiden. Tony’s interests include reading, tennis, coaching his son’s baseball team, and anything fitness related. He is also passionate about the environment and helping former Armed Forces members.
Rian Wallace comes to SABRE with over ten years’ experience in operations and accounting. Prior to joining the real estate industry, she assisted in the running of her family’s business where she oversaw all facets of daily operations for more than 300 clients, coordinated departments, implemented software programs, and streamlined processes to maximize productivity. Rian gained most of her extensive experience as a Transaction Coordinator working with a real estate investment company in Boca Raton, FL where she facilitated communication on over 50 transactions annually. She recently moved from Boca Raton back to Long Beach, NY, where she grew up.
Kim Walton became a part of the SABRE team in November 2017. An account manager at Ripco for 18 years, she brings her knowledge and experience to SABRE as the team’s accounting and database manager. Kim is hardworking and determined, which allows her to accomplish many things. In addition to obtaining her real estate license, she received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from SUNY Old Westbury and her master’s degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College.
Arianna is a licensed Real Estate specialist for the industrial & commercial property industry. Her clientele ranges from electric vehicle manufacturers and industry-changing startups to award-winning chefs, restaurants, and specialty food products. Before beginning her career in Real Estate, Arianna ran social media & branding for Neapolitan Express Pizza, helping the brand launch new locations and open new markets. Most recently, Arianna assisted ZEVV.com with the launch of their marketing and brand debut. Arianna lives with her husband, an industrialist, in the Upper East Side with their Cane Corso Brunello. You will not be surprised to hear that their lives revolve almost entirely around Real Estate
Sean Young started his commercial real estate career with SABRE in 2016. He focuses on national tenant expansion in all 50 states for various emerging upscale brands in the health & wellness sector. Sean works with tenants to develop in-depth expansion strategies in the top trade areas of the United States using demographic, psychographic, and mobile data. He also helps tenants achieve favorable economics with attractive deal structures to minimize capital expenditure and liability. Some of the brands Sean represents nationally include [solidcore], Squeeze Massage, Ever/Body, Ambition, Volofit, Y7 Studio, Brightside Yoga, FAST, XPT, Ambition, TruFusion, and Zenergy Cycling. He received a bachelor’s in Economics as well as a minor in Business & Informatics from University at Albany. Sean lives on Long Island where he was born and raised.
Gretchen Zalamea joined SABRE in February 2022. She is a Senior Associate who is committed to serving her clients in an intentional and meaningful way. Prior to joining SABRE, Gretchen held the position of Real Estate Manager for Kraemer Land Company, where she managed the operations of their Orange County Properties. Before that, she was a Senior Retail Specialist with Progressive Retail Partners in Rancho Cucamonga Ca, representing landlords in the lease-up of shopping centers in the Inland Empire of California, as well as representing tenants in their expansions to new locations. During her career, she has executed deals with numerous pads, shops, and anchor tenants such as Maya Cinemas, Ross, Dollar Tree, Sonic Drive Thru, and Starbucks. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband Jared, son Gavin, and daughter Brooklyn.