Meet the Team

True Professionals with a passion for real estate

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Greg Abel, Broker/Owner

Greg is the broker and managing partner of Avenue Real Estate Group and has been in real estate since 2002. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a degree in Business Marketing and is obsessed with technology and gadgets. He's always striving to push forward in business. What he enjoys most about being in real estate is helping people to move on with their lives. Greg specializes in residential sales, and leasing and managing properties in West St. Louis County. 

Contact Greg at (314) 266-9128 

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Justin Hansen, SALEs PARTNER

Justin Hansen is a sales partner in the firm specializing in residential sales, leasing and management. He graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance and Real Estate. He has been a heavy hitter in the real estate business for the past 12 years. What he enjoys most about property management is “meeting new people and helping the owners take care of their homes.” In his downtime, Justin enjoys playing golf, spending time with family and all Mizzou sports. 

Contact Justin at (314) 246-9129 

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Danielle is a Senior Account Executive with Avenue, and specializes in leasing and property management, as well as residential sales. She has been in the real estate industry since 2005, and with her experience and vast knowledge of the real estate field, she is able to obtain both leasing and sales clients top dollar for their home.  In her free time, Danielle enjoys cheering on the Dallas Mavericks and St. Louis Cardinals, working on projects around her house, and playing the piano.

Contact Danielle at (314) 307-1254 


Aaron Wilson is a licensed real estate agent by day and Triathlete by night (and early morning). Aaron has over 13 years of management experience and worked in the real estate industry for many of those years. Having lived in St. Louis for all of his adult life, Aaron is very familiar with the market and surrounding areas. 

Contact Aaron at (314) 401-5012 

KELSI GEUNS, purchase specialist

Kelsi is an experienced real estate professional dedicated to finding her clients the home of their dreams. Kelsi works with buyers to identify their needs and leads their home search with enthusiasm.  She will bring her vast knowledge of the St. Louis area and enthusiasm for living in the best city in the Midwest to serve all of her clients.

Contact Kelsi at (217) 377-7700

michael golde, sales & leasing Specialist

Michael Golde has been in the real estate business since 2012. Prior to obtaining his real estate license, Michael was a news reporter for a local radio station. Born and raised in Olivette, Michael currently lives in Brentwood and owns multi-family rental property in south St. Louis City.  Michael attended Indiana University and the University of Missouri. He is a graduate of Broadcast Center and Ladue Horton Watkins High School. 

Contact Michael at (314) 568-4443 

david mertens, sales & leasing specialist

David is a young professional who grew up in Kirkwood, Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri with a Parks, Recreation, and Tourism degree, with a Business minor. David has a passion for real estate, meeting new people, and being physically active. 

Contact David at (314) 304-8300

Melissa mazar, Showing Specialist

Melissa's cheerful and bubbly personality make her a joy to work with when buying or selling a home.  Not only does she assist her own clients find their new home, she makes it possible for her teammates clients to be able to view homes in a moment's notice.  Melissa enjoys helping our clients move forward with their lives through a fun and stress-free home purchase!

Contact Melissa at (618) 340-6336 

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paul bealafeld, Purchase specialist

Paul enjoys working with his clients in finding them a new place to call home.  Born and raised in Michigan, Paul graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Business Economics and Marketing. After working in the corporate sales world and with an internet marketing firm, Paul decided to move to St. Louis to be closer to family and to focus on his true passion, real estate. He shares his knowledge of new and existing homes with his clients and walks them through each step of the process.  Paul makes the task of finding a new home into a fun and memorable experience!

Contact Paul at (734) 657-4661

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Nick Fruend, sales & leasing specialist

Nick is a licensed Realtor and specializes in real estate sales, leasing and management. No matter what your real estate needs may be he can help. He has a passion for the history and unique charm of the city and has a background in property management. He was born and raised in Troy, MO and then headed off to Missouri State University. He currently resides in Lafayette Square and is an expert on city life and loves to share all that the city has to offer. 

Contact Nick at (314) 625-3055

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Alex beckman, transaction Coordinator

Alex is an integral part of the sales team here at Avenue. He works closely with every member of the  team to ensure that their transactions get prompt attention and are processed smoothly so that our buyers can purchase their new home with minimal stress. In addition, Alex works with our sellers to quickly and efficiently list their home on the MLS and keeps them up to date every step of the way, from listing all the way through closing. 

Contact Alex at (314) 496-0721

Jessica penn, Leasing Coordinator

Jessica is the newest member of our support team and comes to us from eight years experience in the retail management industry.  She is a graduate of Lindenwood University with a degree in History.  Jessica supports all of our Account Executives in their day-to-day tasks.  Her  attention to detail, desire to help others, and kind demeanor make her a priceless asset to the team.  

Contact Jessica, please leave a comment in your online portal, or call (314) 665-3647

Scott Scheffing, Service Director

Over 30 years of experience in real estate and service make Scott a highly valuable asset to the company, while his sense of humor and concern for the well-being of others make him a beloved member of the team. Scott is a licensed REALTOR and oversees maintenance for all of our properties, coordinates service calls, and ensures all vendors are top quality. 

To contact Scott, please leave a comment in your online portal, or call (314) 275-8050 

christine harvey, Operations Director

Christine has been a member of the Avenue team since 2012. She has worked as our Listing Coordinator and Leasing Director and is now currently Director Operations. She runs the day-to-day operations for the whole team--a quarterback and a cheerleader. Christine is also a licensed REALTOR and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Her previous years of experience in the education field lends to her drive to build a strong team and to see all of her co-workers succeed. Her passion for people and strong work ethic make her a valuable asset to the Avenue team. 

To contact Christine, please leave a comment in your online portal, or call (314) 665-3646 

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