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.
Desirae comes to Barclay Street Real Estate with 6 years of Hospitality Management and over 15 years of customer service experience. Born and raised in the small town of Salmon Arm, BC she came to Alberta to study at Red Deer College and graduated with a diploma in General Business and a certificate in Hospitality Management. During her studies Desirae played professional basketball on their college team. Given Desirae’s athletic past and competitive nature, when she’s not in office you can find her doing a wide array of “extracurricular activities” like basketball, longboarding, softball, snowboarding, hiking, competitive billiards, camping, canoeing, tennis and more! There are very few sports she is unwilling to try and even less she won’t be able to beat you at!
She has a love for the mountains, brewery tours, hosting dinner parties, creative writing, old English poetry, painting and anything that gets her adrenaline running.
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 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 over 4.5 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. Since 2012, David brings his commercial real estate knowledge to the international stage as a board member on the TCN Worldwide Board.
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.
Since early 2016, David has co-chaired the Calgary Economic Development Real Estate Advisory Committee.
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.