Desirae joined the brokerage side of Barclay Street Real Estate Ltd. in May of 2019. Originally administrating the Office Team, Desirae assisted the Suburban, Beltline, and Downtown Office Leasing teams in the creation of marketing material, legal documentation, research, and listing database management. As time went on, in February of 2020, Desirae added Investment Sales and Retail Leasing to her list of specialties. She assisted in property tours, coordination of sign installations and removals, scheduling and managing open houses, creative writing & marketing as well as managing additional databases, contacts, and market research. She drafted offers, commission memos, listing agreements, comparables and other relevant information for associates in office.
In January of 2021, Desirae moved over to Property Management, becoming a Property Administrator for a 27-building commercial property portfolio. In June of 2021, Desirae added more properties to her portfolio - primarily residential - and now administers over 3 million square feet total including Industrial Condominiums, Retail, Office and Residential. Desirae is currently enrolled in the RECA course and is well on her way to being licensed to trade in Real Estate.
In August of 2021, Desirae became an Assistant Property Manager for a 232 unit residential property in the west end of downtown Calgary. Desirae currently has 35 properties in her portfolio.
Desirae originally came to Alberta from a small town in British Columbia on a full basketball scholarship to Red Deer College, graduating with a certificate of Hospitality & Tourism Business Management and a General Business Diploma. Since then, she has fallen in love with Alberta, the city life, and has been happy to call Alberta home for a decade. She has a love for the mountains, craft breweries, camping, painting, writing, and playing ukulele. In the summer months you can find her longboarding around the city’s beautiful pathways, on a field playing slo-pitch, camping with her dog and friends or on a sunny dog-friendly patio somewhere.
Eliza has immigrated to Canada from Poland in 2008 and has joined Barclay Street Real estate in 2014. She has brought with herself many years of experience in the accounting and financial field. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a focus in Engineering Management, and holds her Master degree in business with a focus in accounting from the Polytechnic of Czestochowa. Her education is recognized by IQAS.
Jeff, who joined Barclay Street in November of 2014 has over 25 years of building operations experience starting in 1989 as a maintenance personnel, by 1991 Jeff obtained his Building Operator "A" Certification. In 2012 Jeff was Certified as a SMA, Systems Maintenance Administrator through BOMI. Jeff has had the privilege to work with a few established management companies both big and small. During this time he has developed an extensive and in-depth knowledge relating to industrial, retail, residential and commercial properties throughout the Calgary area. In Jeff's spare time he enjoys the solitude of his lake side cabin in the St. Paul area.
In 2008, Trevor Whalen joined Barclay Street and brings over 10 years residential and commercial experience in maintenance/ building operator capacity.
As the Maintenance Manager of Commercial Properties, he is responsible for the upkeep and repair of a number of suburban office and retail properties in the Calgary area.Trevor graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and holds a 5th class Power Engineer's Certificate.
A native of Michigan and Minnesota, Theresa moved to Canada in September 2001 and has been in the Real Estate industry since 1993. Her experience is in office, retail, industrial, residential (condos, retirement homes and rentals) and property development which 8 years were spent in the USA and 18 years in Canada. She is skilled in Asset Management, lease negotiations, property management, acquisitions, dispositions and client services. She has market knowledge of Alberta and British Columbia. Her focus at Barclay Street is team building, client services, company growth and instituting process and procedures. Theresa was also a Director on the Canadian Federation of Apartments Association Board and a past Director and Vice-President of the Calgary Apartment Association (2006 through 2009), where she helped successfully lobby for no rent controls to be implemented in Alberta.
Alberta has boomed and busted many times and through the ups and downs, Barclay Street has been there every step of the way. As clients’ needs evolve, so does Barclay Street Real Estate. One of Theresa’s favorite quotes is “Anything can happen, Anything happens all the time.” The property management team keeps its finger on the pulse of the industry to ensure it’s giving the best possible service to create the most satisfied client base.