Meet the Salesmen of Bielat Santore & Company

At the end of each year, businesses often take note of their achievements over the past 12 months, congratulating their hardworking staff with a champagne toast and some heartfelt words of gratitude. With over 35 years in business and holding the title of one of the top commercial real estate firms in New Jersey, Bielat Santore & Company credits much of its success to the salesmen who have worked diligently in making each closing a positive experience for every client. We would like to introduce you to two of those salesmen.

Joseph Denker


Joseph Denker has been a contributing salesman at Bielat Santore & Company for the past 6 years. Growing up nearby in West Long Branch, New Jersey, he decided to join the business working part-time his first two and a half years, getting his feet wet in the industry while transitioning as a full-time salesman over the past three and a half years. The experience has paid off. Mr. Denker has been involved in several transactions, including Tarantella’s in Clark, New Jersey; Tumulty’s Pub in New Brunswick; New Jersey; Citrico’s in Bradley Beach, New Jersey; 21 South Bar & Grill in Jackson, New Jersey; Il Lago in Highlands, New Jersey and most recently the successful closing of Pizzuto’s Market in Eatontown, New Jersey.

Restaurateurs in Middlesex and Somerset counties may have seen him around town, getting acquainted with the area as these are his primary territories to drum up business. One thing Mr. Denker focuses on each day he comes into work is: “going the extra mile goes a long way; doing things that other agents would not do.”

From the salesman… 

What are your hobbies?
Playing the guitar and spending as much time as possible with my little boy!

Favorite food? Music? Band?
Pork chops. Alternative Rock. Billy Idol

What’s something people may not know about you?
I had a budding acting career in my early twenties. I have been in commercial and print ads.

How did you spend your holiday?
Celebrating my baby boy’s first Christmas!


Robert Gillis


Robert J. Gillis may be the most recent addition to the sales team at Bielat Santore & Company, coming on board in 2015. However his work reflects years of industry experience. The Woodbridge, New Jersey native was the owner and operator of six successful ventures, as a former client of Bielat Santore & Company before stepping on the other side of the business. After a twelve year career in sales and marketing, managing the regional offices of two major U.S. Corporations, Lanier Business Products in Raritan Center, Edison, New Jersey and United States Lines, East Coast Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his interest in the restaurant industry piqued, prompting him to purchase his first bar in 1988 in Lakehurst, New Jersey, known as the Bulldog Saloon (later called Body Language). From there, he owned and operated several bars/restaurants including: Sporting Life I, Keyport, New Jersey; Sporting Life II, Pennsauken, New Jersey; Dino’s Tiki Bar, Keyport, New Jersey; Hooters, Ocean, New Jersey; and Untouchables, Hazlet, New Jersey.

Currently, as a salesman at Bielat Santore & Company, his focus is on Mercer and Burlington counties. His recent sales include Mike’s Hiawatha Inn in Hazlet, New Jersey and Luchento’s Country Kitchen in Millstone, New Jersey. His approach to success in this business is “to fully utilize the groundwork already established by Bielat Santore & Company and to implement the company’s A to Z approach when it comes to servicing the client’s needs. It has become totally clear to me that no one does it better than we do.”

From the salesman…

What are your hobbies?
Trout fishing and horse racing. I normally fish the rivers of North Jersey 12 months a year. Over the years, I have owned and bred a total of 8 Standardbred racehorses, competing at Freehold, Yonkers and Saratoga Raceways.

Favorite food? Music? Band?
The entire Thanksgiving meal! I like soul, rhythm and blues, Motown Music, however, my favorite band is the Eagles.

What’s something people may not know about you?
Barry Bielat was my college roommate at Duquesne University. Barry enrolled in the Pharmacy program and I in Pre-Med—obviously neither worked out!


To contact these salesmen, call the office of Bielat Santore & Company at 732.531.4200. For their complete bios, click here.



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