The SANTÉ Executive Team

Meet the executive team that always strives for improvement and excellence in the field of real estate investments. Get to know more about our Managing Director, Operations Director, Investor Relations, Manager of Acquisitions, Administrative Division and Accounting.


Jim Small
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Small is the founder of SANTÉ Realty Investments. Prior to starting SANTÉ Realty Investments, he founded, ran and sold a property management company in the southwestern U.S. Mr. Small raised millions of dollars in growth capital, systematized the business, and sold it for a substantial profit. During his tenure at this company, he oversaw the property management for a 10,000 residential unit portfolio valued at over $2.5 billion.

Mr. Small previously served as an executive for the world’s largest corporate consulting firm, Accenture, while living in the United States and Europe, and achieved performance rankings in the top 5% and receiving several promotions ahead of schedule.

He holds an active Arizona real estate Broker’s license as well as holding the Equity Marketing Specialist™ designation from the National Council of Exchangors. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

His educational background includes an MBA from Thunderbird International School of Management where he graduated with honors and a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. Mr. Small’s professional accomplishments also include the “Top 35 Under 35″ Arizona Republic Entrepreneurial Award and the “Top 40 Under 40″ Phoenix Business Journal Leadership Award. He currently resides in Chandler, Arizona with his wife and 3 children. Mr Small speaks fluent French.

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Jeremy Guay
Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Guay has significant experience both as an entrepreneur leading real estate, consulting, and service businesses as well as extensive systems implementation skills setting up multi-state operations. His ability to ensure that proper controls and procedures are put in place to monitor and grow company-wide performance have resulted in multiple successful ventures Mr. Guay comes from a family of entrepreneurs, several in real estate.

His educational background includes a bachelors degree of Arizona State University as well as a former Arizona real estate license


Anessa York
Company Integrator

Anessa joined our team seamlessly this year with her Integrator mindset and proven skill set within SANTÉ. Having been contracted with SANTÉ since 2015, she has demonstrated her ability to create organizational clarity, operating consistently to improve systems and overcome obstacles, while enthusiastically supporting our team members and upholding our SANTÉ Core Values.

Anessa is a goal achiever fueled by adding value and is committed to creating a life in which everyone around her grows and succeeds at their highest level, including her team and her family.

Anessa is a graduate of the W.P. Carey School of Business with an emphasis in Marketing, as well as a minor emphasis in Political Science. She holds an active Arizona Real Estate License as well as an Arizona Notary Public License. A former Arizona foster mother, Anessa has three adopted children and resides in Tempe.

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Nathan Skankey
Director of Investor Relations & Structured Finance

Nathan Skankey acts as the liaison for all investors by facilitating the process of investing in commercial real estate through SANTÉ Realty Investments. He has a traditional marketing background working as a brand manager for a fortune 500 company as well as entrepreneurial experiences starting an apparel technologies company out of undergrad. Nathan also acts as General Managing Partner in a family investment office.

Mr. Skankey has an MBA from the Thunderbird International School of Management where he specialized in International Marketing and a Bachelor’s degree from California State University- Fullerton graduating in International Business with an emphasis in Latin America and Spanish markets.  Nathan speaks fluent Spanish and is an avid marathoner and triathlete.


Bacho Vega Esq.
General Counsel

Bacho provides legal support and strategic direction for SANTÉ Realty on real estate and operational matters.  Bacho is a solutions-focused attorney with a comprehensive background in Business, Regulatory/Compliance Law and Real Estate.  He continuously pursues opportunities to learn and takes on challenges for further professional development and growth. Bacho is originally from Puerto Rico and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Utah College Of Law.

Bacho is a member of the Arizona State Bar and Utah State Bar; admitted to practice in all Arizona and Utah Federal and State courts. He is also an accomplished endurance athlete: Ironman Finisher (4), Graduate of Sealfit’s Kokoro Mental Toughness Academy and Ultra-marathoner.


Casey Skankey
Construction Manager

Casey Skankey began his real estate journey as the maintenance manager of a small property management firm.  Developing a love for construction and renovations, he gained invaluable experience managing technicians, contractors, and the almighty budget.  He started a business investing in multifamily and commercial real estate, which he designed to increase property value by maximizing capital improvements.

Casey has a bachelors degree from Brigham Young University in Facilities and Property Management, and holds a current Utah real estate license.  Casey speaks fluent spanish and is an avid weightlifter and triathlete.  He lives in Utah with his wife and two daughters


Justin Stevens
Acquisitions Manager

Justin Stevens is an acquisitions analyst with SANTÉ Realty Investments where he focuses on sourcing, due diligence, and closing investment opportunities. Prior to joining SANTÉ, Mr. Stevens worked as a commercial real estate broker where he was involved in advisory, finance, and sales roles for more than 1,300 existing and new construction multifamily units exceeding $175M in total value.

Prior to brokerage Mr. Stevens worked as a commercial property tax assessor and appraiser. He received a BBA in finance with an emphasis in real estate from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.

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Deena Hardin
Human Resources Manager

As a consummate business professional and powered with more than 20 years of successful experience in project management, operations, legal affairs and human resources, Ms. Hardin’s background defines unparalleled service in operational management. She is highly experienced in directing effective inter-departmental programs and increasing revenue throughout multiple profit centers and operational business objectives. Along with her experience in consulting family controlled organizations, Ms. Hardin’s strong account management and business expertise, with the ability to prepare and deliver successful business processes, brings laser-focused organizational strength to the operations and administration division at SANTÉ Realty Investments.