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At SAF Properties, we go beyond traditional commercial property management by establishing genuine partnerships with our clients and tenants.

Our commitment to excellence plays a pivotal role in enabling clients to fulfill their financial objectives and maximize the value of their property. With a management team skilled in nurturing strong tenant relationships, we represent Commercial Property Owners with unparalleled professionalism to ensure that their assets achieve their highest potential. Our services provide property owners with a “hassle-free” management experience.

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The Start of SAF Properties

It’s often said that the most advantageous deals are struck on the golf course. However, for SAF Properties, the genesis of our story unfolded in an irregular setting: the back of a station wagon.

These family excursions, dedicated to property inspections, marked the initial steps into the realm of real estate investment. In 1993, Stefania and Bennie, both with backgrounds in public accounting, recognized their profound interest and enthusiasm for real estate management and acquisitions.

With this realization, SAF Properties was established, offering comprehensive management and accounting services tailored to the family’s real estate ventures acquired over the years. This venture not only formalized their passion but also ensured its continuation into future generations. Although the station wagon has since been retired, the tradition of weekend drives to survey potential properties remains a vibrant and ongoing practice.

Our Team

Stefania Mardo


Stefania, a Bryant University alumna with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, has over three decades of expertise in financial accounting, real estate acquisitions, and risk management. As a Principal of The Discovery Group, she takes a lead on overseeing financial reporting, strategic planning, and ensures compliance across various disciplines. Committed to community service, she actively participates in annual fundraising initiatives for organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Rhode Island Food Bank, and the Special Olympics, among others.  

Lisa Farland

Financial Manager

Lisa, the Financial Manager of the Discovery Group, plays a crucial role in upholding the company’s financial integrity. A Rhode Island College alumna, she is instrumental in preparing financial statements and tax returns. In her spare time, Lisa indulges in her passion for reading, which she finds both enjoyable and enriching.

Deb Paull

Financial Accountant

Deb has been an integral part of the company for over 15 years, where she handles financial accounting for all properties. She is responsible for managing all receivables and payables, ensuring smooth financial operations for each asset. In her time off, Deb enjoys time spent with her grandson and family.

Anastasia LeBrun

Accounting Assistant

Anastasia, a dedicated Financial Assistant at the Discovery Group, supports the financial managers with essential bookkeeping tasks. Her role includes providing administrative assistance to the accounting department, where she excels in maintaining records and generating reports. Outside of her financial career, Anastasia has a lifelong passion for martial arts, which she has been teaching for many years.

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Chris Midon

Property Manager

Chris, a Northeastern University alum with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, specializing in Finance and Information Systems Management, brings over 30 years of experience to his role at the Discovery Group. His extensive background in Sales, Leasing, Banking, and Real Estate, combined with licenses in RI and MA, enables him to manage a diverse real estate portfolio. Chris is also a member of key industry organizations like the ICSC and MLS. In his personal life, he enjoys an active lifestyle with hobbies like rowing, biking, and water sports. His commitment to the firm is reflected in his effective property management, ensuring the smooth operation and maintenance of various asset classes, tenant relations, and contributing significantly to the company’s bottom line.

Evelyn Mattzer

Office Administrator

Evelyn, an office administrator for The Discovery Group, expertly manages all contracts and ensures the efficient flow of both internal and external information. Her role is pivotal in supporting various areas of the company, including property management and finance. Outside of work, she enjoys crocheting, a relaxing hobby that showcases her artistic talents.

John Ferreira

Maintenance Supervisor