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Who Is ‘Our Team’ at – SABA Island Properties?

Our Team Saba Island Properties

We’re Albert & Michael. We created SABA Island Properties because people asked us:

  • Would we help them price their property
  • Make suggestions about design and renovations to their home
  • Look at their rental leases and documents for the sale of homes and land to make sure all was fair and legal
  • Would we manage their property
  • Help rent their homes
  • Sell their family land
  • Help them buy their first house


People came knocking at our front gate because they were referred by store owners in town who said we were people you can trust and count on; people who know a lot about building, design and business. It was a lovely surprise and also an honor. It confirmed there was a real need for our services on Saba. One client energetically told us:

‘Thank You. I now have a choice with SABA Island Properties…
of whom I want to work with selling my home.’

Our business is built on caring about people. Hoping to understand the needs and wants, doubts and fears people have about buying and selling a home. It’s all about having empathy, respect and telling the truth. That’s our promise.

What are the essential steps we took

Step One 

– We wrote the Executive Council of Saba asking permission to open our real estate business which covers:

Sales of Land and Homes — Renovations and Supervision of New Construction — Rentals — Interior Design — Landscaping —
Property Management — Consulting.

They quickly answered YES!

Step Two… plus

– We chose an available company domain name that was approved by the Chamber of Commerce

– Set up our business legally with a notary through the government and the BES (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba)

– Paid for a business license

– Fully registered our incorporation with the Chamber of Commerce — Tax Department — Immigration

– Built a website:

– Started growing our business, building relationships and listening to what people want and don’t want from us

What you see with us and our website is what you get

  • We don’t have silent partners. No one else is hiding in the background.
  • Connect with our website and you connect to our website… not someone else’s.
  • Our company name is the one approved by the Chamber of Commerce not something we ignored and changed.
  • We’re present here on Saba doing the hands on work necessary to assess your property needs and to answer any questions.
  • You can see who we are and who you will deal with from our two (2) photos on our website.
  • You can read about our backgrounds and skills on our website and also social media sites such as LinkedIn.
    Google our names and there we are.
  • Please look at our testimonials too.


SABA Island Properties is one Caribbean Real Estate company with one website and one purpose —
to help you buy — sell — rent — renovate — manage — build — and to do it with honesty and real care for you and your property.

More people…

When I think about the people we work with I think of these wise and true words by the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley:

‘There is no real wealth but the labor of man.’

The people on our team are the most valuable and important people we know. They’re professional, steady, reliable, flexible, compassionate, creative, friendly, generous, available with solutions and results whenever it is needed. They consistently come through and work hard:

— Cleaning your homes
– Washing your laundry
– Gardening
– Painting
– Driving taxi’s
– Picking up your garbage
– Cooking and baking
– Picking up food and supplies
– Electricians fixing your internet and wiring
– Delivering water to your home
– Pumping gas and fixing your cars and trucks
– Sweeping the road daily
– Builders, office workers, carpenters, government officials, plumbers, volunteers…

These people come and go from your homes and businesses daily. They have names and full lives. They’re real people and the real reason Saba is what it is because of their work and the great pride they take in their jobs. Their desire to help you is BIG and modest. Not showy or egotistical. They do their work and move on. Sometimes you don’t even see them. Some work in the trenches but they all use their minds and hands. They put their backs into it and their hearts. They also love Saba.

The most important thing — simply be aware of the people around you and show your appreciation — express your thanks. They’re your fellow man who work with you throughout your day as you visit and vacation at a hotel or rental property or stay with friends.

We could not succeed without them and we — Albert & Michael — are immensely grateful to the people we know and count on.

We’re also meeting new people all the time and see the abundance of skills, talent and possibilities in the people of Saba.

It’s one of the wonderful things on the islandthere is a collaboration and connection of people willing to help you. It’s active good will.

Our ‘real property team’ enhances and enriches our lives in countless ways.

What do we owe every one of these people?

Certainly they deserve fair pay and tips for their daily work but also respect, without superiority and without exploitation or any sense that they are less than you or me. Less equal. Less smart. Less deserving.

Economist Thorstein Veblen expresses this beautifully:

‘Labor wants pride and joy in doing work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful —
to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister.’
There you have it. That’s our team… the ‘REAL Property Team’ at  SABA Island Properties
We thank you all!
♦   ♦  
Albert & Michael
*The Only Expat Real Estate Company On Saba*
And that means we have the answers to your questions as we live and work on Saba

Saba (+599) . 416 . 2777 / USA +1 . 631 . 604 . 4435 / Skype:
Emails:  or

Albert Pensis

Connecting with the right person is crucial when looking to buy, sell or renovate a property because… this is your home.

Finding the perfect location, where you’ll be totally comfortable, is my ultimate goal for you.

My years of experience with Real Estate and Interior Design, will help guide you toward that positive result - be it a traditional Saban cottage - an impressive estate - a gorgeous piece of land or... investing in a business here on Saba.

We’ll find exactly what works for you; examine all the parameters of your future home, and I’ll do my utmost to put the pieces of the puzzle together for you.

Discovering the island of Saba was the change I was searching for. A change of lifestyle. Leaving the ridiculous, debilitating fast pace of New York City and financial stress behind.

I came to Saba to retire but soon learned that I was too active to sit around and had too much life knowledge and experience not to give back to other people. My work in real estate enables me to do that and much more - helping people live well, here on Saba.

My specialties are residential work - interior planning – contracting - purchasing furnishings, materials and all other resources - adept at space planning - keen ability with color selection - highly capable of working with every media and in a variety of styles.

Creativity and staying on budget are real priorities for me. Pulling it all together and making it easy for you, is what I do best. From Bermuda to France, throughout the United States; working with CEOs' of top global businesses, recent college grads, newlyweds. I’m here to make you feel completely at home.

Come to Saba. We’ll have fun making your wishes and plans a reality!

*I'm a graduate of Parsons School of Design and I was - Corporate Senior Vice President of Interior Design for W & J Sloane and - Corporate Design Director for the Bloomindale's stores. Then I opened my own company -- Pensis - Stolz Inc. / KPS - at The Design Center in New York City for over 35 years. What stories I have for you!

I worked with Givenchy - Leona Helmsley - the Chairman of Sony and The Museum Tower Apartment - The Four Seasons Hotels - Johnson & Johnson - Gloria Vanderbilt and more.

I was fortunate to have designed for the Vanderbilt show houses - Kips Bay - The Woolworth Estate - The Gould Mansion - The Gimble Estate -The Gold Coast of Long Island - the Scarsdale Country Club - The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University - the King of Saudi Arabia - Mrs. Nat King Cole.

Everything from private train cars - planes - yachts - lobbies - and the joining together, designing and completely redecorating (from top to bottom) a double, four story townhouse in NYC. Wild and wonderful projects! I'm also proud to say I was a weekly contributor to the New York Times for many years.

I'm still working with private clients throughout the world and I absolutely love my work in real estate. I had no idea the people we would meet when we opened Saba Island Properties or the friendships we have made. We're connected all around the world. That's exciting, amazing and profoundly gratifying to me.

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Thanks - Albert