Team

Dave Sabey
Chairman & President
From the beginning of a career spanning more than 40 years, Dave Sabey has sought out people with a fresh perspective, an inspired vision and a relentless sense of purpose. Among his earliest developments were building Boeing Electronics clean rooms, constructing ADP’s first data center, building and owning one of McCaw Cellular’s first switches, developing facilities for Exodus Communications, provider of the world’s first internet colocation services — even Starbucks‘ first external roasting plant— all were breaking new ground in industries of world-wide importance.

Today, that trend continues both through real estate development and investment with a particular focus on high performance data centers, healthcare & life science research and communications. From IT efficiencies and technology platforms dedicated to solving some of the hardest problems facing health care and life science, Dave is passionate about promoting ideas that positively change the world.

One of those ventures is CODONiS, a company recently co-founded with Jim Harding, a veteran Vice President of Technology for Amazon, to develop technology platform services for Life Sciences & Health Care and to optimize hyper-computational applications and cloud services designed specifically for major hospitals.

Dave is also founder of the Seattle Science Foundation which was established to foster the collaboration of medical scientists, practitioners, and engineers through high bandwidth transmissions while sharing some of the world’s most sophisticated skill sets. Through the Foundation and his work with some of medical technology’s most creative and productive thought leaders, Dave is helping to advance a global healthcare network with Seattle as a central node.

John Sabey
CEO
As CEO of Sabey Corporation (Sabey), Mr. Sabey oversees acquisition and development for the commercial real estate portfolio comprising primarily office and medical technology space. The portfolio consists of approximately 5.4 million square feet developed, owned and managed by Sabey.

Sabey has long developed specialty technology properties for the medical/life sciences, communications, government, and military sectors. As Big Data emerges as an essential component of medical research breakthroughs, the company’s leadership has been quick to realize their critical reliance on robust, highly reliable data centers. As Executive Director of Sabey Data Centers, one of the world’s largest, privately-owned designer/builder/operator data center companies, Mr. Sabey has helped to assemble an enviable portfolio of hospitals and DNA research organizations. New York Genome Center, for example, located at Sabey Data Centers’ Intergate.Manhattan and Intergate.Quincy campuses, conducts DNA sequencing for all of New York’s leading research hospitals.

In 1995, after a successful career in Chicago with Prudential Real Estate Investors, Mr. Sabey joined the family business. He holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Patty Sewell
CFO
Patty Sewell joined Sabey in 1996 as Controller, bringing more than ten years of accounting and administrative management experience. Appointed to her present position in 2003, Ms. Sewell is primarily responsible for corporate and mortgage financing, risk management, corporate operations, financial reporting and management of accounting operations.

Ms. Sewell is not only active in helping Sabey obtain its financial objectives, she is passionate about upholding the company’s core values. Diligent in setting the internal performance bar high, she aspires to put the Company’s best foot forward at all times. Ms. Sewell and her staff are committed to bringing the highest level of integrity and client service to Sabey’s business relationships.

Mikel Hansen
COO

Mikel Hansen’s experience with large, complex properties was established prior to joining Sabey, when he spent nearly 20 years managing some of the nation’s largest shopping malls. He eventually returned to his home in the Northwest to manage Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, Washington.

For the past twelve years he has lead the Sabey Property Management Team, and is responsible for the management and operations of Sabey’s diverse four million-square-foot portfolio. As part of Sabey’s Development group, Mikel has taken the lead in executing complex entitlement efforts, negotiating land acquisitions and sales and advancing improvements such as utility installations and rate agreements. Mr. Hansen serves as Sabey’s representative to a variety of municipalities and agencies.

Mr. Hansen’s energy and commitment to the community is exemplary. He works closely with local jurisdictions and with social initiatives that contribute to the growth and well-being of the communities that Sabey partners with.