Manish brings the customer service approach to Real Estate from the past retail and restaurant/hospitality experience. He offers his clients a realistic and well thought-out perspective on the real estate market, driven by his own experience as a business owner. As a former owner/operator of a convenience store in Calgary from 2007 through 2010 and having owned and managed a team of 25 in his Connecticut-based restaurant previously, Manish sees and understands his clients’ perspectives intimately.
Prior to joining Barclay Street, Manish had been with Royal LePage Commercial since 2010, handling sales and leasing of retail and industrial properties as well as redevelopment land. Again, drawing on his personal experience as a business owner, he had a habit of creating proformas and presentations to answer questions his clients hadn’t yet asked.
Kelly has had a successful 30 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 on the Board of West Island College and active with his children’s competitive sporting endeavours in ski racing and golf.
Prior to joining Barclay Street, Andy Chan was a Leasing and Property Manager with the City of Edmonton where he negotiated lease agreements with the Province of Alberta, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), Edmonton Public Library, NAIT, HeadCount Corporation, Apex Engineering, and Graphene Leaders Canada, to name a few. A significant portion of his real estate portfolio included the leasing and property management of the Edmonton Research Park, a 243-acre campus for research and development facilities.
Additionally, he was a Property Assessor with the City of Edmonton and was involved with the mass appraisal of multi-family properties for property taxation purposes. He is familiar with municipal processes and policies, as well as the property assessment-taxation appeal processes.
Prior to entering the public real estate sector, Andy was in a junior sales role with DTZ Barnicke (Toronto), where he was involved with over 200,000 sq.ft. of office and industrial leasing, and 80,000 sq.ft. of office sales.
Andy Chan graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce and a specialization in Real Estate. Constantly looking to further his real estate skillset Andy has achieved various real estate professional designations including: Real Property Administrator (RPA), LEED AP, WELL AP, and Post Graduate Certificate in Property Valuation.
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.
With a strong business analysis background and 15 years in commercial real estate, Dan offers a full-service solution for his clients to meet all their real estate needs. With a client-centered approach Dan has become a recognized expert in the commercial real estate industry and has been featured in many media pieces for his knowledge and understanding of the local market.
After graduating in 1993 from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance, Dan worked in managerial positions in commercial lending at HSBC Bank of Canada in Calgary, Kingston and Toronto. Dan decided he could offer a greater value in business by switching to commercial real estate market and joined the Barclay Street team in 2001. In 2005 Dan was invited to become a partner at Barclay Street and has since enjoyed an active role in the company.
Dan has leased over 2.5 million square feet and sold over $100 million in real estate sales in over 600 transactions representing both tenant and landlords in many complex transactions. With the unique blend of commercial lending experience and real estate assignments, Dan offers his client’s a unique perspective so he fully understands their business and effectively advocates and negotiates for their best interests.
As an art enthusiast and community activist, Dan has spearheaded many community initiatives through Barclay Street and personally including music, film and festival sponsorships.
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.
With an innovative leadership style and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, David has expanded Barclay Street Real Estate from a small local establishment with a handful of brokers to one of the most prominent and respected commercial real estate brokerage in Alberta.
David’s career started over 30 years ago in Israel where he owned a successful insurance brokerage company 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 began his career in Canadian commercial real estate and was later invited to join a group of senior negotiators who bought an established real estate firm in 2001. In 2003, David assumed the leadership role of President with a rigorous business growth plan in mind 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.
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. Since 2012, David brings his commercial real estate knowledge to the international stage as a board member on the TCN Worldwide Board and as the Regional Vice President of the Canadian Region.
On April 2013 David received his CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member designation.
David holds a strong belief that a company and individual are only as strong as the community and clients they serve. With that in mind, Barclay Street takes part in many community initiatives including sponsoring local music festivals such as Sled Island, local sports teams and various other community projects. Often the entire company gets involved through corporate events such as Camp Quality for children in cancer treatment and Barclay Street Big Bike for Heart and Stroke Foundation.
With the leadership philosophy of “leading by example”, David has created a culture of mutual respect and care for his employees that transcends beyond the office wall so every client receives top quality service and should not expect less when dealing with a Barclay Street employee. 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.