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 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.
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.
Andrew joined Barclay street in December of 2019 as an associate in retail leasing. Andrew’s roots in the Calgary real estate market run deep. As a third generation commercial real estate professional, Andrew grew up in the shopping center business.
In 2014, Andrew joined Britgary Properties to manage and lease the landlords retail portfolio, maintaining 100% occupancy. Having spent almost a decade in Hospitality management, Andrew’s also managed some of Calgary’s iconic restaurants and entertainment venues, most recently as the General Manager of Añejo Restaurant in Mission. Andrew’s background gives him both a tenants and landlords perspective in every transaction.
Andrew loves traveling to new places, and is checking off a new country visited every year. His weakness is good coffee, and better tequila.