Sares Regis Group Commercial Division Welcomes Three New Hires

The New Additions Include Jeff Madden, Shawna Peterson, and Janelle Sambueno

SAN MATEO, CA (May 22, 2019) – Sares Regis Group of Northern California (SRGNC) is expanding its Commercial Division with multiple new hires. The leading Bay Area real estate developer has hired Jeff Madden, Shawna Peterson, and Janelle Sambueno in the role of Project Manager. They will all drive the development of a number of high-profile projects throughout the Peninsula.

“It’s an exciting and busy time to be in the commercial real estate development business in Silicon Valley,” says Jeff Birdwell, President of SRGNC’s Commercial Division. “Thankfully, Sares Regis has still been able to find amazing talent like Jeff, Shawna, and Janelle to fulfill our clients’ needs. Our growing division of over 50 outstanding employees is working in sync to meet the market’s growing demand, and we couldn’t be more proud of the results.”

Jeff Madden has rejoined SRGNC as a Project Manager after previously working for the company’s contractor division from 2012 to 2016. His new role will have him focusing on a corporate project in Mountain View. Madden recently worked as a BIM Engineer with IntegraBIM in San Ramon, where he collaborated with a number of clients on projects in areas such as San Jose, Sacramento, and Palmer, Alaska. He holds a BS in Construction Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is OSHA 30 and LEED GA certified.

As a SRGNC Project Manager, Shawna Peterson will focus on a variety of corporate projects in Mountain View. She most recently worked as an Engineer at Arup in San Francisco where she analyzed and designed the structural systems for buildings in the aviation, healthcare, education, and hospitality sectors. Prior to Arup, Peterson gained experience through structural engineering internships with ZFA Structural Engineers in San Carlos, Moffatt & Nichol in San Diego, and John A. Martin & Associates San Luis Obispo Structural Engineering. She holds a BS in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an MS in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.

Janelle Sambueno’s first assignments at SRGNC will be corporate projects in Sunnyvale. She previously worked as an Associate at Bristol Group in San Francisco where she managed the redevelopment of a historic, 150,000-square-foot post office building in the Bronx, NY, with plans to transform it into a creative office and retail market.  Sambueno was also responsible for underwriting several retail, office, multi-family, self-storage and industrial acquisitions throughout the U.S., completing acquisition due diligence, quarterly reports, valuations, annual business plans, and budgets. She holds a BA in Economics and International Studies with an emphasis in Asian Studies from the University of San Francisco. 

About Sares Regis Group of Northern California

Sares Regis Group of Northern California and its affiliates, Regis Homes Bay Area and Regis Contractors Bay Area, are regional companies based in San Mateo, California.  As leading developers and managers of commercial and residential real estate in the western United States, the companies have more than 6.9 million square feet of commercial properties valued at $6.7 billion and over 2,800 residential units under development.  Since its inception, the company has acquired or developed over 21 million square feet of commercial properties and 20,000 multifamily and residential housing units. For more information, please visit:

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