Manish Adiani began his Commercial Real Estate career after certification in 2010. Having worked with a major real estate firm, he has specialized in sales and leasing of retail and industrial properties and also been active in selling redevelopment lands in Calgary.
His clientele ranges from private investors to institutional clients and from local businesses to national retailers. Working through a wide range of transactions, Manish knows how to prioritize and get the best results for his clients. He has a customer-service-centric approach to real estate that has earned a loyalty from his repeat clientele. Being a candidate of the CCIM institute, he has the knowledge and expertise to achieve measurable and favourable results.
Prior to Commercial Real Estate, Manish owned and managed businesses in both the retail and restaurant industries. With a focus on business development and consistently increasing the bottom line, Manish achieved results through providing exceptional service to his loyal clientele. Manish puts his customers interests as a top priority in achieving their Real Estate objectives.
Manish is married and loves to spend time with his family and friends. Giving back to the community by volunteering for institutions such as Calgary Drop-in Centre, Children’s Cottage Society and Ronald McDonald House is also an important aspect of his life.
As a member of the Investment Sales Team, Blair takes pride in providing market intelligence to his clients and ensuring they have all the tools they need to make timely, educated decisions. He has leveraged his experience in a technical and client-focused environment into Commercial Real Estate with Barclay Street Real Estate. His attention to detail and advisory experience form the foundation of his quality service mandate.
Blair differentiates himself by advising clients with a holistic and personal approach, which includes in-depth analytics and consultant-level research to ensure clients understand the implications of changes to their real estate portfolio. Blair brings dedicated work ethic and enthusiasm to working closely with organizations and businesses owners, providing a single point of contact and consistent communication throughout the transaction process.
Blair grew up in Red Deer, Alberta and graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Specializing in Geology. He spent the first part of his career in the oilfield working in North Dakota, Saskatchewan and Alberta before settling in Calgary to start his family and work at an established and respected petroleum reserves evaluation firm for 14 years as a Senior Geologist.
Kelly has had a successful 35 year career in commercial real estate and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and creativity to every deal. His success has been on a wide range of deal types and sizes, through many different economic cycles. His leadership, reputation and integrity are key factors contributing to his consistent success.
Kelly started his career in 1982 as Research Director for an international brokerage firm, moved to work with a national office building developer, then managed a real estate brokerage office for a major banking institution and then for the past 19 years has worked in investment sales of commercial real estate.
Kelly is the past President of Torode Realty Ltd. (Now Barclay Street) where he led the privatization and shareholder purchase of the firm. After serving as President for two years until February 2003 he has returned to selling full time. Kelly has lead significant fund raising events for various organizations, is recent past Board member of West Island College.
Karim Dada recently joined Barclay Street as Associate Broker with the Beltline and Suburban Office Leasing team. He was originally with the company over 17 years ago when he worked as a Property Manager and Leasing Agent. He went on to work on the landlord side in a variety of capacities and has a strong background in accounting, finance, commercial property management and project management.
With over 25 years of experience in the industry, he recognizes the importance of long term relationship building with tenants, landlords, brokers and service providers.
He looks forward to being a strong support for the Leasing Team to provide exceptional service to our clients.
Cynthia holds a CCIM, as a Certified Commercial Investment Member, the highest globally recognized designation in the Commercial Real Estate Industry, and a CFP, an internationally recognized designation of Certified Financial Planner, and an MBA degree from the U.S. in Marketing with multilingual skills in English, Chinese and Japanese. Cynthia holds real estate licences in Alberta and British Columbia and has been actively involved in all aspects of the commercial real estate business. Placing others best interests first with client-focused values, she has been an award-winning top producer every single year of her commercial real estate career.
With the background of an award-winning Investment and Insurance Specialist, a certified Financial Planner in the Canadian Financial Industry, extensive knowledge and experience in providing holistic financial pictures and strategies, all keenly focused and applied to help her clients make sound real estate decisions.
With expertise in investment analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and financial analysis, coupled with a commitment to putting others best interests first with client-focused values, has led her to become an award-winning top producer every single year in the industry, with hundreds of millions in sales per year.
Wanda Eilers is a licensed Commercial Real Estate Associate specializing in Downtown and Suburban Office Leasing in Calgary, Alberta, with 10 years of experience.
Wanda began her career at Colliers Macaulay Nicolls and went on to enjoy 4.5 successful years there as Senior Lease Negotiator, during which time she represented both Tenants and Landlords. During her last year at Colliers, Wanda was the top producer for the Downtown Office Leasing group. For the next 4 years Wanda exclusively represented Bank of Montreal as Manager, Real Estate (Western Region). During this time, she negotiated new and renewal leases of 258 BMO branches in AB, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the NWT and Yukon Territories. She also negotiated the sale of the Yukon Territories branch.
Wanda is highly regarded by her associates as experienced, hard working, a problem solver, service oriented, and attentive to detail when representing her Clients. She applies these attributes from the early stages of determining the intricacies of the customer’s needs, through the selection and touring of the best options, to the Offer and ultimately to Lease negotiation and execution.
During the years Wanda took leave from her career to raise her 4 children, she continued to upgrade her skills and was actively involved in the community. She is near to completing the Interior Design Certificate program from U of C, which will assist her to help her clients. Wanda enjoys volunteering, whether in schools, on her BC Condominium Board where she managed the redesign and residing of the 155 unit development, or currently as sitting Board Member of Alberta Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined.
Wanda also enjoys spending free time with her family and friends, has a passion for travel, and enjoys sports including skiing and waterskiing, exercise, the arts, painting when time allows, and taking courses.
Since joining Barclay Street Real Estate in 1987, Bill Falagaris has become a respected leader among his clients, colleagues and fellow brokers and developed a reputation based on his professional and honourable approach to his clients and the business.
As a veteran Leasing Associate, Bill specializes in Downtown and Beltline areas in Calgary and has leased over 3 million square feet throughout his career. With a degree in Business from Mount Royal University and over 34 years of client relation experience, Bill has a comprehensive understanding of inner workings of a business and how to find real estate solutions that will help a business prosper.
Over the years, Bill has gained extensive experience representing both the tenant and landlord in the leasing process. As a representative of landlords, Bill has acted as exclusive agent for a number of office buildings and successfully leased his listings to 100% occupancy. As a representative of tenants, Bill has assisted many clients with leasing negotiations for new spaces and for their existing premises so they reach an agreement that helps them achieve their real estate goals.
Outside of work, Bill is a family man at heart and spends much of his free time doing many activities with his family. He also is a sport and auto racing enthusiast.
As Vice President of the Property Management Division and with over 30 years of property management experience, Shirley offers her clients and tenants a high level of expertise and care.
Since starting her real estate career in 1990, Shirley has worked exclusively in property management and has acquired extensive knowledge in all aspects of the industry. Shirley has managed a large variety of properties over the years, including various sizes of retail, office, industrial, and commercial condominiums. Some of her current clients have been with her for over 30 years.
Shirley is a native Calgarian and in her spare time she enjoys travelling, camping, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
As a licensed commercial real estate agent, Emily has delivered exceptional value to her clients through her focus and professionalism.
Since joining Barclay Street in 2018 and obtaining her commercial real estate license in 2019, Emily has quickly established herself as a skilled and reliable real estate professional who has experience in industrial sales, leasing, subleasing, and land sales.
Her clients have sought her advice because of her thoroughness in the due diligence process, as well as her ethics and integrity; she can provide precise and current market information while offering a realistic opinion on what clients can expect to achieve with respect to their real estate goals.
While completing her Bachelor of Commerce degree, she completed two cooperative work terms with Barclay Street, which helped her to identify a strong desire for working in the commercial real estate industry. She joined Jon Mook’s team as she enjoys the dynamic nature of the industry and working with a strong, knowledgeable team that operates on integrity.
Doug Grinde began his commercial real estate career with Barclay Street Real Estate 20 years ago when he graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Since joining the company, Doug has become an invaluable asset working closely with the Calgary team and is now heading up the Edmonton office as the Vice President for the region.
With a farming background in rural Alberta, Doug knows what it means to work hard and treat people with integrity - his clients are no exception. Although his career started in Calgary, Doug found a niche for himself in Edmonton where his broad experience has helped reposition Barclay Street in the greater Edmonton market.
Additionally, as a senior sales advisor, Doug works closely with clients through the Alberta corridor and provides them with meaningful solutions while offering honest, knowledgeable advice. His knowledge comes from years of diverse transactions including new development projects, complex sale transactions and large leasing assignments.
After completing a Bachelor of Business Administration at Mount Royal University in 2015, Cassandra Hansen joined Barclay Street Real Estate to work directly with the late Dan Harmsen. Over the last 7 years, Cassandra has continually taken on more and more responsibility and most recently has been promoted to a Senior Associate position. Cassandra has continued to manage and grow the Calgary Beltline and Suburban Leasing Division of Barclay Street as an expert in this specialization, while being focussed on tenant and landlord representation. She has played an integral part in sourcing, negotiating and closing of over 400,000 sq. ft. of leased space in her career.
Building on the relationships and previous success of the late Dan Harmsen, Cassandra has established herself as a trusted leader in this field.
Kris joined Barclay Street in the spring of 2013 as an Associate for the Downtown Leasing team, became Associate Vice President in 2019 and Vice President in 2020.
Kris immigrated to Canada in 2004 from Shanghai, China. Kris has been gaining experience in various aspects of the real estate business to best guide and advise clients since 2007. He was engaged in operating a real estate consortium which specialized in property acquisition and sales. Kris was partnered with a team of investors to purchase properties for the purpose of improving and reselling them at a profit, and maximize cash flow rentals.
Real estate Investing is Kris's passion. Kris endeavours to provide his clients with meaningful solutions to their problems by developing a thorough understanding of their needs.
Outside of work, Kris enjoys regular boxing training, hiking during the summer and snowboarding during the winter. He is also an avid auto racing enthusiast.
Allan Jones joined Barclay Street Real predecessor, Torode Realty, in 1987 after graduating from the University of Calgary with a degree in Economics. He became an original partner in February 2001 when Torode was sold to Barclay Street.
Allan specializes in downtown office leasing and has represented tenants/subtenants and landlords/sublandlords in over 2.8 million square feet of leasing transactions.
Although Allan deals with numerous large tenants in the marketplace, his specialty over the past 30 years is an Exclusive Listing Agent. He has listed dozens of downtown buildings and sublease assignments over the years with tremendous success. Allan has never lost a listing due to non-performance.
In his spare time, Allan enjoys spending time with his family and travelling. As an avid sports fan, Allan plays hockey in the winter and golf in the summer.
George Larson’s involvement with the Calgary commercial real estate market began in 1986 when he joined Barclay Street Real Estate’s predecessor as the General Sales Manager. Prior to joining the company George worked in banking and commercial lending services for 22 years, which included directing a financial institution as a General Manager.
In 1991, George took on the responsibilities of a Senior Negotiator, which he continues to carry out today. He was also a member of the partnership group that acquired the brokerage from a public company in 2001. As a senior investment sales associate of the firm, George works closely with the Barclay Street Real Estate investment sales team to ensure maximum added value is provided to his clients. In his career, George has sold over $500 million in real estate properties.
George’s areas of specialization have been the mid-size retail and office sectors in Calgary and Edmonton with properties in an approximate range of $5 to $25 Million. He travels monthly to major Canadian cities to meet clients and attends ICSC conferences and other real estate forums. In his career, he has successfully represented, as exclusive agent, many of Canada’s leading private and institutional investors in their acquisition and divestiture activity in the Alberta market.
As an avid family man, George enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren whenever he can and takes great satisfaction in their growth towards productive members of society.
With over 30 years of commercial real estate experience, Richard Lewis offers his clients expert advice and a practical perspective on their real estate investments.
After working in hospitality management for 5 years, Richard started his commercial real estate career with Torode Realty, Barclay Street’s predecessor in 1989. Since then, Richard and has become an invaluable member to the Investment Sales team and a strong mentor to a number of newer team members.
As a Calgary-born and raised native, Richard has gained a solid understanding of the Calgary market and delivers on the high service standards Albertans have become known for. Richard has worked with investors of all sizes in a variety of industries with a focus on inner city properties. In his career, Richard has helped many of his clients become pioneer investors in Calgary areas that are now the most sought-after parts of city such as Stephen’s Avenue and Inglewood.
In his spare time, Richard tackles residential and commercial renovation projects and enjoys a variety of alpine activities and traveling throughout Canada.
Rick joined Barclay Street in 2021. He is integral part of the Office Leasing team and sales/leasing transaction processes, as well as assisting the team in daily activity. As a 2019 University of Calgary graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in economics, he brings both analytic and personable skills to the team.
In his spare time, Rick enjoys playing hockey and softball as well as exploring the mountains, skiing, dirt biking, rock climbing and camping.
Murray brings over 25 years of development in commercial property sales and leasing, build to suit and land development. Murray has perennially been a performer throughout his career, with Top Producer awards from both of his previous firms.
He entered business in 1987 after graduating in Economics at the University of Alberta and pursuing an athletic career, Murray has been actively involved in exclusive landlord/tenant representations, build to suit projects and land sales.
A long time Alberta family, Murray's many interests include his wife and 2 young children, the cottage and many sporting activities.
Jon Mook started his real estate career in 1998 and has built a reputation in Alberta based on integrity, professionalism and above all results. Throughout his career, Jon has headed over 600 transactions in the sales and leasing of industrial properties resulting in hundreds of satisfied clients.
As a local development expert, he has completed over 40 design build facilities where he has played a key role from start to finish of the project, giving Jon in-depth experience in the development of industrial facilities.
As the Executive Vice President of Barclay Street Real Estate's Industrial division, Jon leads a team of dedicated industrial professionals who place service and integrity above all else. The team is committed to helping clients with all services including land and building acquisitions and dispositions, design build facilities/land development and leasing, subleasing and renewals within multi-tenant buildings.
Over the years, Jon has gained the esteem and admiration of his clients and colleagues by demonstrating a strong attention to detail and high degree of market insight in every transaction he negotiates.
Through all stages of a transaction, Jon exercises due diligence to ensure his client’s needs are fully met and all the documentation is complete and accurate. With extensive experience in both the leasing and sales processes in the industrial market, Jon has gained a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of all facets to assist with client inquiries from tax appeals to valuations to financing.
As a retail enthusiast and ever evolving entrepreneur, I have a highly successful track record in both representing retail tenants and implementing aggressive expansion mandates. The combination of a strong set of local and regional expertise’s, with a consistent and comprehensive focus on the details, and a powerful CAN DO attitude. I have proven to deliver the results that my clients have come to expect and more importantly stay loyal too.
With over 20 years of experience as a licensed commercial real estate professional, Darcy has used his expertise to successfully broker over 1,000 transactions in local, national and international markets. Acting on behalf of both private and institutional landlords, Darcy has worked on build-to-suit opportunities, leasing, land purchases and sales, and investment product.
Darcy has worked in a variety of commercial real estate sectors throughout his career, including operations, property management, development, and accounting, in cities such as Calgary, Winnipeg, and Edmonton and holds a Bachelor of Management Degree with a specialty in Marketing from the University of Lethbridge.
Houston is a licensed commercial real estate agent who provides accurate industrial market data to clients with speed, accuracy, and attention to detail. He knows how to help clients proactively manage their real estate through planning, detailed financial analysis, and calculated risk. As a financial advisor in the banking industry for over 5 years, he helped his clients secure mortgages and manage their investments – a skill set that required an in-depth understanding of effective asset management which he now applies to his clients’ requirements.
He understands that networking isn’t just knowing a lot of people, it’s building relationships based on how well you connect with others and establishing good communication based on integrity. Houston joined the industrial team at Barclay Street in 2019 and holds a degree in Business Management from Athabasca University as well as a BA Diploma in Marketing from SAIT.
With nearly 35 years of commercial real estate experience and millions of square feet leased, Ian Robertson has helped hundreds of businesses make educated real estate decisions and has become a respected expert in the Calgary market. Transactions to date exceed 1,000.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of New Brunswick, Ian entered the commercial real estate industry and has gained an array of experience in leasing, sales, and property management. Ian’s history with Barclay Street dates back to the company’s predecessor having joined in 1984.
With extensive experience in both tenant and landlord representation, Ian has gained a full understanding of the leasing process so he can best represent his client’s interests and negotiate diligently for an optimal outcome.
Ian has earned a solid reputation among clients, landlords, competitors and industry stakeholders that is built on his high ethical standards, trustworthy demeanour and unwavering client support. Outside of the real estate industry, Ian has been an active member in his community through his support of local hockey and soccer teams as coach and mentor.
Andrew is a Commercial Real Estate Professional, serving Southern and Central Alberta. A graduate of the University of Calgary’s Commercial Real Estate Development Program, Andrew also holds his Property Management, Commercial Real Estate, and Residential Real Estate designations from the Real Estate Council of Alberta.
With over 10 years of experience managing some of Calgary’s most iconic restaurants, Andrew brings an established understanding of what successful retail looks like, and how to achieve it.
As a licensed Associate of Barclay Street since 2019, Andrew works with developers, landlords, and local and national retailers throughout Central and Southern Alberta. In 2020, Andrew was the recipient of a CoStar’s Power Broker Award for notable sized retail transactions. He continues to serve his clients by providing market expertise and professionalism, while keeping his commitment to putting his client’s needs first.
Andrew loves traveling to new places, and is checking off a new country visited every year. His weakness is good coffee, and better tequila.
David’s career started over 35 years ago in Israel where he owned a successful insurance brokerage and was President and GM of his favorite professional basketball team. However, David saw bigger opportunities in his future when he, his wife and three children immigrated to Canada in 1999.
In 2000, David joined Torode Real Estate and began his career in Canadian commercial real estate. He was later invited to join a group of senior negotiators who bought Torode real estate brokerage in 2001. In 2003, David assumed the leadership role of President, and in 2004 the brokerage was rebranded under the name Barclay Street Real Estate.
In a few short years, David has made strides in growing Barclay Street locally and internationally. In 2007, David added Property Management to Barclay Street’s portfolio of services and the division has grown dramatically in the last few years with properties throughout Alberta, managing today about 5 million Sq. Ft.
To expand Barclay’s national and global reach, David formed a partnership in 2011 with TCN Worldwide, a real estate services organization that serves more than 200 markets globally. As a member of TCN Worldwide, Barclay Street has the ability to service their customers on a local and international level through a network of over 1200 commercial real estate firms. Between 2012 and 2019, David served as a board member with TCN Worldwide, bringing his commercial real estate knowledge to the international stage.
In April 2013, David received his CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member designation.
In June 2014, David launched a new venture, Triumph Real Estate Investment Fund. A private REIT focused on acquiring revenue producing properties in defined markets both in Canada and the U.S.A. David is founder and director and is responsible for all real estate matters of the Fund as well as involved in raising funds for Triumph. In mid 2019, David launched Triumph Real Estate Investment Fund II.
From early 2016 to the end of 2020, David co-chaired the Calgary Economic Development Real Estate Advisory Committee.
Currently, David co-hosts a weekly business talk show with Tara McCool on 770 CHQR Radio.
With family-centric ideals, David ensures Barclay Street employees and clients feel like they are dealing with family, not just coworkers or a commercial real estate broker.