John J. Frezza
John J. Frezza has been actively engaged in the building and construction industry for the past thirty years. Mr. Frezza has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Cooper Union, New York City, a Master’s Degree in Construction Management from Polytechnic Institute of New York and Post-Graduate Studies in Real Estate Development from New York University.
He is one of the founding members of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), a trade association for private sector organizations involved in affordable housing. He is also sits on the Board of Directors for BPD Bank, which includes sitting on the Bank’s Credit and Compliance committee. An active member in local organizations, such as the Columbus Citizens Foundation, The Economic Club of New York and The Heritage Foundation, Mr. Frezza has a unique sense and keen insight into the needs of our growing city.
Mr. Frezza has twice received NYSAFAH’s “Project of the Year” award: (1) in 2005 for the construction of a 138 unit rental building on the corner West 117th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard and, (2) in 2003 for the rehabilitation of seven vacant buildings on West 144th Street into 110 apartments.
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has also honored Mr. Frezza with the Building Brooklyn Award (2001) and Education Award (2002) for his conversion of the oldest existing armory in New York City into an affordable housing development and charter school (Clermont Armory) and for building a private school for Good Shepherds Services, and again, in 2008, with the Large Scale Affordable Housing Project Award for building State Renaissance Court.
Mr. Frezza’s experience includes being a field construction engineer with Ebasco Services and a project manager for Galbreath-Ruffin Corporation. Mr. Frezza has been engaged in various entrepreneurial pursuits in the development and construction industries, culminating with the founding of Strategic Development and Construction Group in 1985.
Kenneth G. Saperstein
Chief Financial Officer, Director of Operations
Mr. Saperstein has been involved in the field of residential and commercial development for the past 23 years. Mr. Saperstein has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from SUNY at New Paltz, and has worked in both the private and government real estate sectors.
Mr. Saperstein is involved in the planning and implementation of development projects, including market rate and affordable housing as well as commercial revitalization. His extensive accounting background supports financial reporting requirements to our banks and affordable housing agencies. In addition to our financial operations, Mr. Saperstein oversees our construction operations to ensure proper project tracking and scheduled completion timelines.
Amandine Y. Di Santo
Director of Business Development, Marketing & Sales
Amandine Di Santo joined Strategic Development and Construction Group in 2006, and has both an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Business Management from Pace University in New York City, graduating magna cum laud. Ms. Di Santo is also a member of the International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma. A native of France, Ms. Di Santo spent 6 years with a French-based Construction Company, managing the Marketing and Financial Reporting. Prior to joining SDCG, Ms. Di Santo worked with another New York based, AFH developer, as assistant to the Vice-President of Real Estate Development. With more than 15 years of experience in Construction and Real Estate Development, Ms. Di Santo brings with her the expertise to collaborate with attorneys, architects, engineers and local real estate marketing companies.
She also works closely with city and state agencies that run the AFH financing programs. Ms. Di Santo develops the feasibility and budget analysis for every project from start to finish. Ms. Di Santo’s broad knowledge of the Real Estate Market, construction, and city and state affordable housing financing programs has proven to be key elements of our continued success. Her experience in preparing RFPs for submission is critical and has proven to be invaluable.
Also responsible for Sales and Marketing, Ms. Di Santo overseas and manages the production of marketing materials, is involved in the design process of new developments, and offering plan preparation. Ms. Di Santo business acumen lends to the continued professional image of SDCG.
Administrator/Property Asset Manager
Administrator/Property Asset Manager for Strategic Development &
Construction Group, Ms. DiDonato, has a broad range of responsibilities. In
her role as Administrator, Ms. DiDonato, provides assistance to the CFO and
staff of Strategic Development & Construction Group. She works with
the CFO on monthly financial reporting, assists with bookkeeping, accounts
receivable and payable, in addition to clerical and other office
In her role as the Property Asset Manager for
Strategic Development & Construction Group, Ms. DiDonato, facilitates the
proper care and maintenance of the various properties owned by the company and
their respective facilities, amenities and appurtenances. Additionally,
she assists with advertising of available units for sale/rent.
As Internal Accountant for Strategic Construction Corporation, Judith M. Stanton supports the construction job cost accounting function for all active projects. In addition, Ms. Stanton is involved in the preparation of monthly financial statements for all active projects.
Ms. Stanton is a Certified Public Accountant and a Systems and Management Consultant, specializing in CCI construction-related accounting software. She has more than 20 years of accounting experience as an independent Systems and Management Consultant; a Senior Auditor for J. Haskins & Associates, CPAs, Chicago; a software consultant and staff accountant for McDonald Doherty & Company, CPAs, PC; CFO for Mr. Build Home Improvements, and financial analyst and accounting manager for the National Sales Group of Motorola, Inc.
Ms. Stanton holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Accounting from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.