Industry veterans launch Safe Harbour Real Estate Group

Industry veterans Donna M. Zavattieri and Angelo Grima have formed a new full service real estate se

Industry veterans Donna M. Zavattieri and Angelo Grima have formed a new full service real estate services firm.

Safe Harbour Real Estate Group provides brokerage and management services designed to produce elevated investment goals for both companies and individuals.

“Safe Harbor was formed with the idea that we take our real estate experience, along with strategic partner alliances developed over years of industry experience, to deliver brokerage and management services that elevate an investment strategy to its highest level,” said Grima, a veteran asset manager whose career has included oversight of such properties as 717 Fifth Avenue, 99 Park Avenue and 500 Park Avenue


“Understanding not only the asset but its trademark banner is all important in achieving desired results for our clients and we are uniquely qualified to do all that is required.”

Grima, a former president of the Buildings Owners and Managers Association of Greater New York (BOMA), spent much of his career with Grubb & Ellis where he was responsible for the management of over three million square feet of office properties throughout Manhattan.

Most recently, he was vice president, director of operations with Schneider & Schneider, Inc. where  he ran the  operations of owned and third party managed properties in Greater New York. Earlier, Grima held various management roles with the Greater New York Savings Bank, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. and Equitable Real Estate Investment Management.

Donna M. Zavattieri has been responsible for management and leasing, brokerage and sales for two major real estate companies in New York.

A native New Yorker, she began her career as a teenager in 1981 when she worked for Helmsley-Spear, Inc. She then went on to learn management and leasing in the Garment Center under the direction of Irving Schneider.


Zavattieri has sold both residential and commercial properties and crafted the purchase and sales of partnership interests within the portfolios for which she was account executive. Under the tutelage of Schneider, she learned the business “from the bottom up” rising to the rank of executive vice president with both Schneider & Schneider, Inc. and Helmsley-Spear, Inc.  a company she sold on the ownership’s behalf in the Fall of 2007.

“Angelo and I  formed SHRE Group with the idea that we take our combined real estate experience and leverage that to provide expert services  in brokerage, sales and acquisitions, and leasing,” said Zavattieri.

“Investing in real estate can help achieve many different investment goals, including income generation, portfolio diversification and growth. At Safe Habour Group, our expertise will enable our clients to achieve those goals.”

Source: Real Estate Weekly