With 25 years of experience, Tamara Nowacki has become the financial backbone of Barclay Street Real Estate as the Corporate Controller. After emigrating from Poland in 1986, Tamara joined Barclay Street’s predecessor and has assisted the company through many financial ventures and changes in ownership.
Tamara holds a Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation and Payroll Manager Certification. As head of Barclay Street’s accounting department, Tamara diligently ensures all financial activities and transactions run efficiently, adhere to applicable laws and are handled in a timely manner.
Tamara’s diligent nature extends beyond work into her passion for Tae-kwon-do, where she has received her 1st Dan Black belt. She also enjoys downhill skiing and photography.
Tony comes to Barclay Street from Rancho Realty where he had acquired experience in residential maintenance and this combined with his previous experience combined for 8 years experience in real estate maintenance experience. Tony has developed vary sound practices as it pertains to building operations and currently oversees various assets in the portfolio including industrial, retail and multi-res properties. Tony also has a great deal of experience in the trades and is very proficient in the sourcing and coordinating of various trades that have allowed him to complete various complicated assignments both on time and on budget. Tony demonstrates and acute level of awareness as it pertains to health and safety practices within the company which has proven to be a true asset to the clients by mitigating potential site hazards and reducing risk for their respective properties. In his spare time, Tony enjoys camping, riding his Cruiser and family time in the backyard listening to music with his family.
Eugene Ovzek joined Barclay Street in 2009 and is responsible for producing all marketing and promotional materials for the team. After receiving his degree in Graphic Design from Kiev Polytechnic University, Eugene came to Canada with his wife and son to pursue his career.Over the last 20 years, Eugene has worked with many businesses throughout Calgary including various print shops and local newspapers, Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun. At Barclay Street, Eugene develops all the branding and promotional material including brochures, web design, reports, photography and other marketing mediums.As an outdoor enthusiast, Eugene enjoys the Rocky Mountains all year round, whether it is snowboarding and cross country skiing in the winter or hiking, trail biking and kayaking in the summer.
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.
With over 20 years of experience as a licensed commercial real estate professional, Darcy has used his expertise to successfully broker over 1,000 transactions in local, national and international markets. Acting on behalf of both private and institutional landlords, Darcy has worked on build-to-suit opportunities, leasing, land purchases and sales, and investment product.
Darcy has worked in a variety of commercial real estate sectors throughout his career, including operations, property management, development, and accounting, in cities such as Calgary, Winnipeg, and Edmonton and holds a Bachelor of Management Degree with a specialty in Marketing from the University of Lethbridge.
Houston is a licensed commercial real estate agent who provides accurate industrial market data to clients with speed, accuracy, and attention to detail. He knows how to help clients proactively manage their real estate through planning, detailed financial analysis, and calculated risk. As a financial advisor in the banking industry for over 5 years, he helped his clients secure mortgages and manage their investments – a skill set that required an in-depth understanding of effective asset management which he now applies to his clients’ requirements.
He understands that networking isn’t just knowing a lot of people, it’s building relationships based on how well you connect with others and establishing good communication based on integrity. Houston joined the industrial team at Barclay Street in 2019 and holds a degree in Business Management from Athabasca University as well as a BA Diploma in Marketing from SAIT.
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.
With nearly 35 years of commercial real estate experience and millions of square feet leased, Ian Robertson has helped hundreds of businesses make educated real estate decisions and has become a respected expert in the Calgary market. Transactions to date exceed 1,000.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of New Brunswick, Ian entered the commercial real estate industry and has gained an array of experience in leasing, sales, and property management. Ian’s history with Barclay Street dates back to the company’s predecessor having joined in 1984.
With extensive experience in both tenant and landlord representation, Ian has gained a full understanding of the leasing process so he can best represent his client’s interests and negotiate diligently for an optimal outcome.
Ian has earned a solid reputation among clients, landlords, competitors and industry stakeholders that is built on his high ethical standards, trustworthy demeanour and unwavering client support. Outside of the real estate industry, Ian has been an active member in his community through his support of local hockey and soccer teams as coach and mentor.