“I believe it is important to listen to my clients and learn what their business objectives are so that the real estate solutions I am offering them make sense for their current and future goals. Simply put, my promise to every client is to work diligently to accommodate their needs and provide comprehensive service and guidance that helps them achieve their real estate objectives.”
Partner, Vice President, Associate Broker, Leasing and Sales
Specializations:
Downtown Office Leasing, Beltline Office Leasing, Suburban Office Leasing, Investment Sales
Suite 200, 407 - 8th Ave. SW
Calgary AB, Canada
Vacant skyscrapers are an ‘albatross’ that Canada’s oil capital can’t shake off too soon

“In the listings that I have, and the tenants that I have looking, there are a ton of guys looking for space under 5,000 square feet,” said Dan Harmsen, vice-president of Barclay Str

Creative approaches to get more head offices into Calgary

Competitive rates, low vacancy may benefit long run

Rise of the office condo

Calgary's emerging office condo market remains hot this year, according to Barclay Street Real Estate.

Landlords scramble to fill near-empty skyscrapers dotting Calgary skyline

Near-empty skyscrapers and rising vacancy rates are pressuring landlords to offer big incentives – such as a year of free rent or money for renovations – to keep a shrinking number o

Year of the real estate deals in big-city Alberta.

Discounted lease rates available for even Class A office space but - as during the last downturn - they may not last for long in either Edmonton or Calgary.

Calgary office market recovery a waiting game

The depressed state of the Calgary office market evokes memories of the city’s situation seven years ago. What’s still unknown is if it will recover as quickly this time around.

Calgary faces both uncertainty and opportunity in 2016 after oil price plunge
Tenants gain edge in downtown Calgary office market

 

Calgary office space demand to hit outside the core

Robust demand has led to tight vacancies and rising costs in the downtown office market with many potential tenants starting to explore space in the outlying Beltline and suburban ar

Beltline office space in demand

Demand for office space in the Beltline area strengthened throughout last year as the vacancy rate declined.

For the past 5 years we have contracted the services of Dan Harmsen and his team to broker various lease opportunities in our space at 1912 10th Ave SW. Commercial real estate is not our business but Dan has always worked hard to find us tenants, made the process very clear and presented us with realistic lease rates for our space.
Robert Leitch
1912 Building Incorporated
We were fortunate to engage you early in this process which allowed us to inspect and analyze several options before settling for the stunning heritage property you made available to our Mission.
Andres Talero Gutierrez
Consul General
Consulate of Colombia in Alberta
"The Barclay Street team led us by hand through the process, coaching, prodding and advising at every step. We would not have enjoyed the success we have, in leasing our entire building, without their patience and professionalism."
Jim Younker
Chief Operating Officer
Winsport Canada
"Your prompt attention, efficient and professional marketing of the space which resulted in several offers being presented to us, and diligent follow up to negotiate the terms to conclude the transaction was exemplary."
Kevin M. Pytyck
President
1088415 Alberta Ltd.
"I really appreciate that you have been great at looking after our interests. you have always made sure that we were aware of any issues relating to any space that you showed us so that we could make an informed decision and not get involved in something that might have a negative impact on Print Audit."
Lynn Strocen
Office Manager
Print Audit
"Dan's core insight of the marketplace, and knowledge of the 'character space' segment proved to be a great asset and I highly recommend Dan Harmsen to anyone in need on commercial space in Calgary."
Gavin Harrison
CEO
Industry Images
"The Telsec Group wouldn't hesitate to work with you again, and in fact look forward to our next deal with yourself and your team at Barclay Street Real Estate."
Sean Flathers
The Telsec Group

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.
Dan is a proud father of two children, Sophie and Edan and has been married to his wife Jennifer since 2000.