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.
Currently, Doug lives in Edmonton with his wife and 3 children where they are actively involved in the local equestrian community and taking part in a variety of outdoor activities.
February 2015, Cassandra joined the Barclay Street Team in the capacity of Administrative Assistant. Her primary focus in database management and broker support encouraged her transition to the Suburban and Beltline Office Leasing Team. With a BBA in Marketing and General Management and a minor in Financial Services, Cassandra brings a breadth of perspective and outside-the-box thinking to the team. As a Leasing Assistant, Cassandra’s primary efforts are creating a branding and marketing strategy for her team, providing support in documentation execution and focusing on Landlord representation.
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.
Kris joined Barclay Street in the spring of 2013 as an Associate for the Downtown Leasing team.
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.
Kalinka has worked in Commercial Real Estate since 2001 in New York, Montreal and Calgary and prior to joining Barclay Street Real Estate was previously working for the City of Calgary as a negotiator in Sales and Commercial Leasing, and prior to that as a General Manager of the world largest global office space provider - Regus.
Kalinka believes in continuous learning and adding tools to the services she can provide clients when working on assignments. She received a degree in Hospitality Management from the AHMA in 1997, a RPA designation from BOMI International in 2013 and in 2016 she received the prestigious CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute in Chicago.
She has received many sales awards. As an accomplished manager, Kalinka played major roles in multiparty environments in the private and public sector, performing different aspects of market analysis, client and vendor relations and business development.
Kalinka is down to earth, assertive and persuasive. Her competitive nature, determination, resilience and drive to succeed makes Kalinka embrace change and establish a realistic perspective for her clients and negotiate for their best interest. In her spare time Kalinka enjoys spending time in nature or travelling with her husband and 2 daughters and expanding her multilingual capacity further.
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.
Andrew joins Barclay Street Real Estate with a notable track record of providing clients with keen insights and growth and contraction recommendations as the Calgary market dictates. His ability to provide council stems from his skill and understanding of the planning, relocation and execution processes.
With more than 10 years of experience in Calgary’s Downtown market, Andrew has established a reputation as being transparent, diligent and an aggressive negotiator. His clients range from local start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, over a broad range of industries which include: Energy, IT Systems, Accounting, Engineering and Law firms.
When Andrew is not working, he is spending time pursuing his passion for the local mountains with friends and family. Also, Andrew enjoys to travel and is up for any new adventure.
Reece is our newest member of the Barclay Street property management team and formally worked in various trade related industries allowing him to develop and very detailed understanding as to how the various trades operate within certain parameters to deliver great service to building owners. Reece has demonstrated a very proficient ability to work with the trades to ensure timely and budgeted completion of various projects at his respective sites. Reece is very proficient when it comes to working with various Board’s as he currently manages a large multi-residential portfolio in Calgary. He has demonstrated great ability and we see great potential in his abilities to date.
Sarah Lisson joined Barclay Street Real Estate in 2012 as the Office Manager and Executive Assistant to David Wallach, the company’s CEO. With over 10 years of client relation experience and extensive management experience, Sarah manages the office’s day-to-day operations and keeps David organized so he can focus on the company and its clients. When not working, Sarah’s daughter keeps her busy but she also enjoys attending the theatre and baking or cooking in her spare time.