Tranzon Team

Tranzon LLC

About Tranzon Auction Properties

Tranzon Auction Properties is a full-service auction company providing real estate auction and accelerated marketing services, as well as liquidations of business and other financial assets for corporations, financial institutions, trustees, individuals, and estates. Tranzon Auction Properties is part of the Tranzon, LLC network of experienced and highly respected auction companies located throughout the United States. Together, the member companies in Tranzon comprise one of the leading real estate auction companies in the nation, with more than 30 offices from coast to coast. The professionals working at Tranzon companies have conducted more than 10,000 auctions in 47 states and the District of Columbia, and have collectively sold more than $1.4 Billion in assets since the Company’s formation.

Tranzon Auction Properties maintains offices in Portland, ME; Westport, CT; Greater Boston, MA; Somerset, NJ and the Buffalo, NY metro area, and concentrates its auction services in the States of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey and New York. As part of the Tranzon network, however, Tranzon Auction Properties can meet the needs of its clients for real estate auction and accelerated asset dispositions anywhere in the country, working in collaboration with its fellow Tranzon companies who, together, have experience in successfully selling properties at auction in virtually every State in the nation.

Corporate Office

257 Deering Avenue Portland, ME 04103.

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The Team

  • Thomas Saturley, CAI

    President, Tranzon Auction Properties

    PO Box 4508
    Portland, ME 04112

    Thomas W. Saturley is President of Tranzon Auction Properties based in Portland, Maine with offices throughout the Northeast. He is also one of the founding members of the Tranzon partnership and has served as chairman of Tranzon’s Executive Committee for the last 10 years.

    Mr. Saturley has been a respected professional in the real estate industry since 1990. Prior to this, he was a practicing attorney in Maine and New Hampshire, routinely representing clients in complicated real estate development and lending transactions. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maine. He brings with him a background in law, real estate, auction marketing, and business management, and has spoken extensively on auction methodology in various professional forums and educational settings throughout the country.

    Mr. Saturley is currently licensed to conduct auctions in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont, and is licensed to sell real estate in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut. He holds a J.D. Degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, New Hampshire, and a B.A. Degree from Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He is a CAI certified auctioneer and has served as president of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA). In 2017, Mr. Saturley was inducted into the NAA Hall of Fame, in recognition of his many years of professional excellence, integrity, and service.

  • Belinda Arsenault AMM

    Marketing Coordinator, Tranzon Auction Properties

    PO Box 4508
    Portland, ME 04112

    Belinda J. Arsenault is Marketing Coordinator at Tranzon Auction Properties. She is responsible for all aspects of art direction, including marketing campaign implementation, brochures, print ads, direct mail design, and in-house production. Belinda also handles media buying. She presently holds an Associate Broker license in Maine.

    Belinda has “gone the extra mile” to offer the highest level of professionalism and the most up-to-date information by earning the Auction Marketing Management (AMM) designation. Offered through the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute, the AMM course covers topics such as lead generation and prospecting, internet marketing, branding, measuring efficiency and content creation. Less than 1% of Auctioneers throughout North America hold the AMM designation.

  • Mike Carey CAI

    Co-CEO, Tranzon Auction Properties

    PO Box 4508
    Portland, ME 04112

    With over fifteen years of experience Mike has directly managed over $200M in transactions including the following significant sales:

    Boston, MA – Multi-Property Condominiums
    Springfield, MA – Office Tower
    Norway, ME – 10 Property Multi-Family Portfolio
    Southwest Harbor, ME – Luxury Waterfront Home
    Carrabasset, ME (Sugarloaf, USA) – Ski Home
    Rutland, VT - Hospitality Property
    Montpelier, VT – Commercial Property
    East Haven, CT – Retail Strip Center
    South Dartmouth, MA – Gas Station & Convenience Store
    MD, DE, PA – Gas Station & Convenience Store Portfolio
    Portsmouth, NH – Operating Private Label Food Manufacturer
    Winfield, KS – Airplane Hangar
    Moorestown, NJ - Industrial Property
    Norfolk, VA – Retail Property
    North Brunswick, NJ – Note Sale, Hospitality Property
    Franklin, MA – Note Sale, Industrial Property
    Prospect Harbor, ME - Lobster Process Facility with associated equipment, vehicles and boats

    A Licensed Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Broker, licensed Auctioneer in Maine, New Hampshire, New York City, Massachusetts & Vermont. Mike is a 2005 graduate of Mendenhall School of Auctioneering and a 2009 Graduate of the National Auctioneer Association Certified Auctioneer Institute.

    A 1997 graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, MA, he lives in Portland, ME and is actively involved in the community including as a founder and former chair of PROPEL, supervisory board member at Town & Country Credit Union, current co-chair of the Portland Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and a proud member of the National Auctioneer Association, Realtors, American Bankruptcy Institute and National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.

  • John Dobos

    Sales Associate, Tranzon Auction Properties

    PO Box 6104
    Somerset, NJ 08875

    John Dobos is a Sales Associate for Tranzon Auction Properties. Mr. Dobos is based in New Jersey and is primarily focused on growing the company’s business throughout the State as well as the greater NY-NJ-PA corridor.

    Prior to joining Tranzon, Mr. Dobos worked in a similar role for a NJ based auction company for four years. During that time he worked primarily with municipalities, developers and financial institutions in the NY Metro region as well as the greater Delmarva area. His experience includes auctioning off all types of residential property types, raw land, preserved farm land, municipal owned real estate as well as commercial and industrial properties.

    Before entering the auction business, Mr. Dobos worked in the hospitality industry as the master Chef at finer hotels and restaurants throughout New Jersey.

    Mr. Dobos is a candidate to become a Certified Commercial Investment Member ("CCIM"). He is a license real estate agent in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) , National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), NY Metro Chapter CCIM.

    Mr. Dobos spends some of his free time volunteering on a regular basis at Elijah’s Promise soup kitchen in New Brunswick, NJ.

  • Michael Foster, CAI

    Independent Contractor, Tranzon Auction Properties

    16 Warren Avenue
    Kenmore, NY 14217

    Michael Foster brings an international connection to Tranzon Auction Properties, Buffalo. Corporate Broker for Foster Real Estate, Inc., Michael is a Canadian citizen with permanent United States residency. This, along with the close Western New York geographic location to Toronto, Ontario offers Michael the ability to attract and easily work with Canadian and United States clients. Michael was educated at Niagara College in Ontario Canada and is a member of the New York State Association of Realtors.

    Having successfully collaborated and worked with most Real Estate and Development Agencies in the Western New York area, Michael believes in the importance of maintaining a collegial relationship with other commercial agents and brokers. Michael is a relationship Broker putting the business needs of his clients as his first priority and actively cultivates relationships with investors and developers from the United States, Canada, and China. Michael currently sits on the Kenmore Industrial and Commercial Incentives Board and has worked with the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise; the Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, and Orleans County Industrial Development Associations to help facilitate incentives for his clients.

    Michael is an Independent Contractor to Tranzon Auction Properties, LLC.

  • Ruth Lind, CAI, AARE, BAS

    Associate Broker, Tranzon Auction Properties

    124 Middle Road
    Woolwich, ME 04579

    Associate Broker Ruth Ludwig Lind brings a diverse background and rich skill set to Tranzon. She has held positions of responsibility and management in the fields of journalism, corporate communications, aviation, real estate development, and auctioneering and appraisal services.

    Prior to entering the field of Auctioneering, Ruth owned and operated OTR Properties, LLC, a Coastal Maine real estate development company which specialized in historical renovations and developing coastal properties to the highest and best use status. She worked extensively with local governments and boards on land use planning issues and permitting activities, and hired and supervised construction, engineering, earth works, and infrastructure subcontractors. OTR developed neighborhoods in underused segments of in-town property, and rehabilitated historical inns and commercial buildings.

    As a Benefit Auctioneer Specialist, she works extensively with schools, museums, animal welfare and conservation groups to enable them to continue their great works as a result of planning and producing profitable fundraising events.

    Ruth is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association, and currently serves as President of the Maine Auctioneers Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages from the University of Maine and is a licensed Real Estate Associate Broker and Auctioneer in Maine.

  • Samantha Kelley, CAI

    Co-CEO, Tranzon Auction Properties

    8 Wright Street
    Westport, CT 06880

    Samantha is a Co-CEO with Tranzon Auction Properties and a third generation auctioneer with a passion for real estate. Sam holds active real estate licenses in CO, CT, MA, ME, NY and RI. She has extensive experience in commercial, residential and special use properties and regularly deals with both private sellers and institutional clients.

    Below is a listing of some recent transactions Sam has assisted with:

    Redding, CT Single Family Home
    Middletown, CT - Mixed Use Building
    Killingworth, CT - Industrial/Single Family Home
    Weathersfield, CT - Industrial Multi Use Building
    Western CT Portfolio of USDA Homes
    Monroe, CT - Office/Multi Use Building
    Woodbury, CT - Partially Complete Retail Development
    Meriden, CT and New Britain, CT - Portfolio of Multi Unit Buildings

    She's a member of the Mid Fairfield County Association of Realtors and currently calls Westport, CT home.

  • Carmen Theriault

    Vice President, Information Specialist, Tranzon Auction Properties

    PO Box 4508
    Portland, ME 04112

    Carmen brings over 25 years of auction and real estate experience to the Tranzon Auction Properties Team. As the Vice President, Information Specialist for Tranzon Auction Properties, Carmen’s primary responsibility is the coordination and completion of the due diligence process that leads to the creation of our comprehensive Property Information Packages prepared for all
    properties we market for auction. Along with this, Carmen assists with buyer inquiries, client coordination, and sales inquiries. Carmen holds a degree in Business Management and is a licensed Associate Real Estate Broker in the State of Maine.

  • Hannah Saturley

    Sales Support Specialist, Tranzon Auction Properties

    PO Box 4508
    Portland, ME 04112

    Hannah is a graduate of Colorado College and is currently a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh earning a joint Masters of Social Work (MSW) & Juris Doctor (JD) degree. She regularly assists Tranzon Auction Properties as a virtual assistant providing research and marketing support.

  • Thomas Smith

    Associate Broker, Tranzon Auction Properties

    50 Suwanee Rd
    Weymouth, MA 02189

    Thomas Smith is a licensed Massachusetts Realtor since 2017. Prior to becoming a Realtor, he proudly served in the United States Coast Guard for 23 years as a contract specialist. He became a specialist with the VA home loan program and had the privilege of helping several active service members and veterans buy and sell their family homes. Thomas has attended multiple veteran assistance trainings and has become a certified American Warrior Real Estate Professional (AWREP).

    Thomas has been happily married to his wife Karen for over 22 years. They have two sons and a daughter. While serving in the Coast Guard, he also served as the president of the local non-profit Chief Petty Officers Association. Thomas says of his life's work, "There is no better feeling than helping people during my time in the military, in my community, and now helping my clients with all their real estate needs."