Meet our Team

MEET OUR TEAM

LEARN ABOUT OUR PEOPLE AND CULTURE

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow!

Executive

Steven Butt

President / Founder

Steven Butt is the President & Founder of Avenue Commercial. Steven has over 20 years of personal & professional experience in real estate. Steven has worked across Canada and extensively in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

 

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Office: 403.802.6766
Fax: 403.802.6768

Vic Cotton, AMP

President, Avenue Financial / Managing Broker

Vic Cotton is a commercial and business finance specialist. He holds his Accredited Mortgage Professional designation.

He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals and studied Business Administration at Red River College. With over 30 years of developing and selling businesses there are few concepts that are beyond Vic Cotton’s scope of financing.

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Office: 587.351.0221
Fax: 403.802.6768

Brandon Lau

Vice President

Always promoting positive community and economic growth in Calgary, Brandon brings 15 years of business ownership and entrepreneurial experience to the Avenue Commercial team. Successfully owning and steering startup companies in Calgary and Edmonton before a transition into Commercial Real Estate has afforded Brandon the dexterity and passion for sales, networking, leadership, creative strategies, and business foresight.

Brandon’s strong passion for business and economics balanced with his exceptional client services, and his generation x hard work ethic certify’s Brandon to be your finest and most dependable asset when it comes to working hard for your commercial sales, leasing or investment interests.

Brandon is the winner of the 2018 CoStar Power Broker Award.

 

Email Brandon
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 265
Cell: 403.708.0730
Fax: 403.802.6768

Mike Blayney

Vice President, Sales & Leasing

Mike has been a top Commercial real estate agent for over a decade. While focusing on the industrial and retail segment in both leasing and sales, Mike loves to work with buyers, sellers and real estate investors from beginners to seasoned professionals. Mike takes pride on his attention to customers and focusing on their needs and interests first. Mike loves the challenge of dealing with any issues that stand in the way of his clients reaching their real estate goals. Call today and put Mike’s sphere of influence and years of experience to work for you and your company.

 

Email Mike
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 231
Cell: 403.969.7355
Fax: 403.802.6768

Jim Martin

Vice President, Office Leasing

 

Email Jim
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 228
Cell: 403.650.3337
Fax: 403.802.6768

Kael Smith

Senior Associate

 

Email Kael
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 252
Cell: 403.681.2022
Fax: 403.802.6768

Jeff Penna

Associate

Jeff Penna’s experience runs deep as an entrepreneur, owning a furniture design firm in Canada before moving to Scottsdale Arizona to open award winning restaurants and nightclubs.   Since moving back to Canada in 2006 transitioned into the real estate syndication sector in Vancouver Canada before finding his home in Calgary to continue his passion in the real estate industry.  He would love to help you with your real estate needs to fulfill your passion!

 

Email Jeff
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 243
Cell: 403.970.8775
Fax: 403.802.6768

Andrew Kay

Associate

With an obsession for getting things done, Andrew brings his experience from working at Lamborghini and other various dealerships in a management role. He is tenacious, and dedicated to getting the best outcome possible for his clients. Relentlessly searching for solutions until the desired results of his clients are attained. He understands the importance of listening to understand as opposed to listening to respond. With the mentorship of Mike Blayney, he has a wealth of knowledge to lean on to accompany his high energy and commitment. He has in his short time in the industry been involved in various lease, sale and purchase transactions.

 

Email Andrew
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 234
Cell: 403.354.3434
Fax: 403.802.6768

Sunil Mall

Associate

Sunil is a Real Estate Associate Broker with over 9+ years’ experience in both Commercial & Multifamily Real Estate. Over the years I have vigorously educated myself on the tips and tricks of negotiation, deal structuring, leasing, property management, landlord & tenant representation and land development. I have helped build and lease out brand new strip malls, helped manage Industrial, retail and office assets and have worked with clients in all asset classes from Automotive to various Medical Doctors, Pharmacists, Gas stations, fast food restaruants and many more. Prior to joining Avenue Commercial, I was an associate with RE/MAX where I was recognized with a few awards during my career.

At Avenue Commercial I have been specializing in Retail and Industrial leasing and development. With extensive knowledge and a unique approach Avenue Commercial has given me an excellent opportunity to strives for perfection through my experiences with property management, project marketing, tenant representation, Landlord representation and much more.

During my career so far as a Real Estate Agent, I have utilized my passion and relentless work ethic to help numerous individuals become home and business owners. Call Me and get the superior service you deserve! Let's talk today so you can see how real estate can be as stress free as possible.

 

Email Sunil
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 262
Cell: 403.826.3846
Fax: 403.802.6768

Lila Miller

Associate

Lila joined Avenue Commercial in 2012.

With a successful  Entrepreneurial background in Media Production, Lila brings a strong work ethic and dependability to get the job done right and on time.

Along with her Home Staging Co., Leasing, Sales and working directly with New Home Builders, Lila will assist you in achieving  your business goals.

Email Lila
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 244
Cell: 403.667.5732
Fax: 403.802.6768

Jordan Geske

Associate

With a long and healthy career in Business to Business sales, Jordan has a strong focus on innovative marketing strategies and client service.  Understanding that there is no cookie cutter solution for every business, he uses creative thinking and unique structuring, along with adept problem solving skills and an excellent track record in consumer relations, to find a direction that works best for the client.  Previously Jordan has worked on a regional level with many large companies such as Ledcor, Sony, and TELUS.

 

Email Jordan
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 247
Cell: 403.478.0222
Fax: 403.802.6768

Gurpreet Shiota

Associate

Email Gurpreet
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 263
Cell: 403.671.6183
Fax: 403.802.6768

Krishan Mall

Associate

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Office: 403.802.6766
Fax: 403.802.6768

Business Development

Dennis Villeneuve, CPM®

VP Business Development

Dennis has overall responsibility for client liaison and satisfaction when it comes to the management of our client’s properties. Dennis is a member of the management team of Avenue Commercial and brings to the organization close to 30 years’ experience in the management, leasing, development, acquisition, and sale of a wide array of real estate including office, retail, and industrial properties. He has held senior positions with some of Canada’s largest and most respected landlords as well as a number of prominent third party management companies. Dennis holds the prestigious designation of Certified Property Manager CPM® as a member of The Institute of Real Estate Management and The Real Estate Institute of Canada. In addition Dennis is past president of Calgary Chapter 4 of the Real Estate Institute of Canada, a past member of BOMA Calgary, Government Affairs Committee and past member of RECA (Real Estate Council of Alberta) Property Management Advisory Committee. Dennis is also a licensed Broker in the Province of Alberta.

 

Email Dennis
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 261
Cell: 403.589.9208
Fax: 403.802.6768

Property Management

Bruce Humbke

Senior Property Manager

As Avenue Commercial's Senior Property Manager, Bruce holds responsibility for all Property Management duties within the province of Alberta. With 10 years experience covering all aspects of property management including a portfolio mix of; commercial office; condo; retail; and industrial properties. Bruce’s philosophy is to strive to continuously provide the best customer service experience to all of Avenues tenants and to ensue that the all property owners can be confident knowing their assets are cared for and in competent hands.Bruce is committed to maintaining a professional qualified team of employees to ensure these standards are met on a daily basis.

 

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Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 221
Fax: 403.802.6768

Marinel Linsangan

Senior Property Administrator

Marinel brings six years of diverse administrative experience in property management in Canada and the UK. She began her experience in residential property management after graduating from The University of Calgary, and has since transitioned to commercial properties.  She enjoys being part of a collaborative team and to bring tenants a positive experience. She is committed to providing support wherever is needed in the office and is a valued addition to the team.

Email Marinel
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 250
Fax: 403.802.6768

Carolynn Eastgaard

Executive Assistant / Property Management

Carolynn Eastgaard joined Avenue Commercial 2010, she has over 20 years’ experience in Residential, Condominium and Commercial Property Management. Previously, Carolynn has served as a Senior Accountant with Avenue Commercial and Consolidated Real Estate Services. A past Co-Operators Insurance service excellence award winner that provides superior client satisfaction. She brings extensive experience in customer service and administration. “Enjoy doing all the little tasks that help everyone put it all together”.

 

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Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 229
Fax: 403.802.6768

Santosh Dahal

Building Operator - Calgary

Email Santosh
Office: 403.802.6766
Fax: 403.802.6768

Brock Charlton

Maintenance - Calgary

Office: 403.802.6766
Fax: 403.802.6768

Jesse Brook

Property Manager - Edmonton

Jesse joins Avenue Commercial with over 10 years’ combined experience in Commercial Property and Corporate Facilities Management. Jesse has his FMA designation and is licensed from RECA.

 

Email Jesse
Office: 780.732.4886
Fax: 403.802.6768

Danielle Vandervlugt

Property Administrator - Edmonton

Danielle brings her experience in Residential Property Management to Avenue. Her administrative background and experience working with Property Managers and unit owners has allowed her to provide a variety of abilities to our team. Danielle has an interest in Real Estate and also has experience as a business owner.

 

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Office: 780.732.4886

Doug Fraser

Building Operator - Edmonton

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Office: 780.732.4886
Fax: 403.802.6768

Sean Moshenko

Building Operator - Red Deer

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Office: 403.596.1160
Fax: 403.802.6768

Jim Sands

Senior Building Operator - Red Deer

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Office: 403.596.1162
Fax: 403.802.6768

Steve Schellenberg

Project Manager

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Office: 403.802.6766
Fax: 403.802.6768

Curtiss Bushman

Construction

Office: 403.802.6766
Fax: 403.802.6768

Administration Team

Ryan Eby

Research Analyst

Email Ryan

Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 236

Brandi Pleasants

Executive Assistant

Brandi is a dynamic self starter, passionate about creating a positive work environment for the team. Combining years of client focused industry experience, she is an innovative solution finder who consistently exceeds expectations both internally and when facing client concerns and requests.

Continually focused on expanding her professional skill set, she has become well versed in the Commercial Real Estate sector and continue to grow my professional network to benefit the growth and success of our organization.

 

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Office: 403.802.6766

Nestor Palarca

Senior Accountant

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Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 259
Fax: 403.802.6768

Shaila Khodabux

Corporate Accountant

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Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 227
Fax: 403.802.6768

Luba Golombek

Property Accountant

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Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 230
Fax: 403.802.6768

Catherine Yu

Property Accountant

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Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 248
Fax: 403.802.6768

Chris Konanz

Director, Information Technology

Chris Konanz has been with the Avenue Group of Companies for over 4 years now. He brings a varied and unique skill set to our team, specializing in almost everything that is technology based. From the typical network items including servers and workstations to more complex phone systems and VPNs, Chris has created a secure and efficient environment for us.

A talented graphic artist, web developer and network administrator, Chris has been vital to our company in not only keeping our existing systems in top shape but has added a number of valuable items to our portfolio. He has configured numerous video surveillance systems, custom digital directory boards and websites for us and our subsidiaries. With his background in marketing and design, he has been instrumental in the production of logos, business cards, signage and brochures.

Chris is also a fully licensed RPAS pilot and does amazing work with aerial video and photography.

 

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Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 235
Fax: 403.802.6768

Kathy Olin

Marketing Coordinator / Investor Relations

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Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 254
Fax: 403.802.6768

Remi Pleasants

Reception

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Office: 403.802.6766
Fax: 403.802.6768