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 both the Investment Sales and Retail Leasing to her portfolio of teams. 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. In January of 2021, Desirae moved over to Property Management, becoming a Property Administrator for a 27-building commercial property 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 nearly 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.
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.
Andrew is a Commercial Real Estate Professional, serving Southern and Central Alberta. A graduate of the University of Calgary’s Commercial Real Estate Development Program, Andrew also holds his Property Management, Commercial Real Estate, and Residential Real Estate designations from the Real Estate Council of Alberta.
With over 10 years of experience managing some of Calgary’s most iconic restaurants, Andrew brings an established understanding of what successful retail looks like, and how to achieve it.
As a licensed Associate of Barclay Street since 2019, Andrew works with developers, landlords, and local and national retailers throughout Central and Southern Alberta. In 2020, Andrew was the recipient of a CoStar’s Power Broker Award for notable sized retail transactions. He continues to serve his clients by providing market expertise and professionalism, while keeping his commitment to putting his client’s needs first.
Andrew loves traveling to new places, and is checking off a new country visited every year. His weakness is good coffee, and better tequila.
Jeff, who joined Barclay Street in November of 2014 has over 25 years of building operations experience starting in 1989 as a maintenance personal, 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.