Our Team

Natasha has joined the Barclay Street Real Estate Ltd. as a Property Accountant in July of 2016.Natasha’s prior long professional journey involved different finance and accounting companies in different countries: Moldova, Russia and Israel. She immigrated to Canada with her family in October 1998. The first eight years she worked in public accounting companies where she acquired invaluable experience in Canadian accounting and taxation. Through this experience she built strong skills and solid foundation that is required to work with small businesses. Natasha’s cumulative accounting experience in Canada is over 20 years.
Natasha earned 2 bachelor degrees in Finances/Economics and in Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Moldova. Her education was recognized in both Israel and Canada. Since then she has completed numerous accounting related programs/courses in Israel (graduated as an accountant from H.I.S.G College -Tel Aviv) and Canada (SAIT).
In her spare time Natasha enjoys spending time with her family and her pets. She loves traveling and has a passion for arts: literature, music, painting and theatre.

Accountant
Property Management
Location:
Calgary

John Grimshaw first ventured into Commercial Real Estate 15 years ago with the development of rural farmland into 2-acre commercial real estate lots involving sourcing private investors, negotiations, and overseeing contracts. Unsold lots were then further developed into a storage business and light industrial bays for owner user small business.

Over the years he sought education in Engineering, Real Estate Development, Construction Project Management and Architecture giving him a strong foundation before obtaining his Commercial Real Estate Licence.

Building multiple small businesses from the ground up and going full cycle to selling them and having bought and sold various commercial properties over the years gives John Grimshaw the experience to guide first time buyers through the benefits of Commercial Real Estate Investment. Having been one himself John understands owner user benefits and investing capital back into business in preference of leasing space. With his time at Barclay Real Estate, he looks forward to working with sophisticated Real Estate Investors who are looking to purchase additional income properties and adding to their portfolios.

Associate
Investment Sales
Location:
Calgary

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.

Vice President
Industrial Leasing & Sales, Investment Sales, Retail Leasing
Location:
Edmonton

Kris joined Barclay Street in the spring of 2013 as an Associate for the Downtown Leasing team, became Associate Vice President in 2019, Vice President in 2020 and Executive Vice President in 2023.

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 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 his family time with his wife and son, regular boxing training, hiking during the summer and winter sports during the winter.

Executive Vice President, Partner
Downtown Office Leasing, Beltline Office Leasing
Location:
Calgary

Murray specializes in Beltline and Suburban office leasing in Calgary, Alberta, with over 7 years experience in the industry. Murray began his real estate career with Barclay Street Real Estate and then continuing his career with a national brokerage. During this time, Murray honed his negotiating skills, became an expert in the market and built strong relationships with many local and international clients. Murray was awarded as the highest performing first year associate after successful closing 38 lease and sale transactions in his first year with the national brokerage.

Murray returned to Barclay Street in 2022 and looks to continue to provide top quality services in facilitating lease negotiations for both institutional/local landlords and tenants.

Historical assignments to name a few include both international and local clientele: Estée Lauder, MAC Cosmetics, Mary Browns Chicken, The Compass Group, Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems Inc., Buffalo Oil, Invis, Thorncliffe Professional, Lake Bonavista Promenade, Alberta Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, Rothenberg Wealth Management, Fortune Properties, City Electric Supply, Omni Management Services, The Response Team, Montessori.

Murray is a proud born and raised Calgarian and enjoys his spare time outdoors, skiing, golfing and camping with his son.

Associate
Suburban Office Leasing
Location:
Calgary
Office Leasing Assistant (Unlicensed)
Downtown Office Leasing
Location:
Calgary

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 36 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. Allan’s list of Tenants and Landlords he has represented and space he has listed and leased is extensive and impressive. Allan is respected by his clients and peers alike for his professionalism, honesty, loyalty and results.

In his spare time, as an avid sports fan, Allan plays hockey in the winter and golf in the summer.

Executive Vice President
Downtown Office Leasing, Beltline Office Leasing, Investment Sales
Location:
Calgary
Associate
Investment Sales
Location:
Calgary

Nicky joined Barclay Street in the spring of 2021 and assists the Suburban, Beltline, and Downtown Office Leasing teams in the creation of marketing material, legal documentation, research, and listing database management.
Nicky comes with an intensive Insurance background working as a licensed Broker and Claims Adjuster until 5 years ago where she transitioned to an Administration position with a major agricultural company.
On her spare time Nicky spends her time with her husband and two kids where they enjoy the comforts of their lake community.

Office Manager & Administrative Assistant, Office Leasing Team
Downtown Office Leasing, Beltline Office Leasing, Suburban Office Leasing
Location:
Calgary

George Larson’s involvement with the Calgary commercial real estate market began in 1986 when he joined Barclay Street Real Estate’s predecessor as the General Sales Manager. Prior to joining the company George worked in banking and commercial lending services for 22 years, which included directing a financial institution as a General Manager.

In 1991, George took on the responsibilities of a Senior Negotiator, which he continues to carry out today. He was also a member of the partnership group that acquired the brokerage from a public company in 2001. As a senior investment sales associate of the firm, George works closely with the Barclay Street Real Estate investment sales team to ensure maximum added value is provided to his clients. In his career, George has sold over $500 million in real estate properties.

George’s areas of specialization have been the mid-size retail and office sectors in Calgary and Edmonton with properties in an approximate range of $5 to $25 Million. He travels monthly to major Canadian cities to meet clients and attends ICSC conferences and other real estate forums. In his career, he has successfully represented, as exclusive agent, many of Canada’s leading private and institutional investors in their acquisition and divestiture activity in the Alberta market.

As an avid family man, George enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren whenever he can and takes great satisfaction in their growth towards productive members of society.

Vice President
Investment Sales
Location:
Calgary

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