Ilya’s career in commercial real estate began in 2006 at the Calgary office of one of the largest brokerages in the world. He initially specialized in the sale and leasing of downtown and suburban office space. With a desire to expand his practice, Ilya eventually moved on to become an Associate Broker with the largest independent industrial real estate brokerage in Calgary. When an opportunity arose for Ilya to become affiliated with one of the fastest growing commercial real estate brands in the world, he accepted the invitation and joined RE/MAX Commercial, where he currently serves as Team Lead of his commercial real estate brokerage group. His performance and leadership have earned him several awards of merit such as the RE/MAX Platinum Club Award, and he has been inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
Ilya is an Accredited Commercial Professional, a Computer Science graduate, and fluent in English and French. In recognition of his achievements in the commercial real estate industry, Ilya was handpicked in 2010 by the Executive Director of the Real Estate Council of Alberta to join their 20/20 Forum as an advisor to the council, which he assisted in this capacity for several years. Ilya has also been called upon by the Calgary Real Estate Board to speak on commercial real estate matters as an expert panelist.
Ilya’s former career has included senior management roles with two technology firms and a marketing consultancy, and he has previously served as a Combat Engineer with the former 3rd Field Engineering Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves. As a member of Shriners International, Ilya continues to support their network of children’s hospitals across North America, and he also mentors young high school students as part of the Rotary Club's Stay in School Program.
Matthew is a veteran sales professional with experience in tax strategy solutions and life insurance policies.
Prior to moving on to a career in commercial real estate brokerage, Matthew worked with a prominent financial education company that has helped thousands of Canadians with tax and investment strategies. During his time with that consulting group, Matthew was consistently one of the top sales representatives in his division.
Working together, Matthew and his colleagues were able to help them become one of the fastest growing companies in Canada in 2011 and 2012, according to Profit Magazine.
In 2015, Matthew became a licensed commercial real estate professional and has since specialized in the sale and leasing of industrial properties. His dedication to the team’s clients has already led Matthew to receive the RE/MAX 100% Club Award and the RE/MAX Executive Club Award.
Shotaro (Sho) has a background in international trade, having worked in sales and branch management for one of the world’s largest Asian food exporters, followed by several years in sales and account management for one of the biggest Japanese general trading conglomerates.
Sho graduated with a degree in Economics and is fluent in English and Japanese.
He is detail oriented, and his analytical nature provides our clients with a thorough understanding and appreciation of the market and financial data that underlie the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate properties.
He joined the brokerage team in 2018, and specializes in the sale and purchase of owner-occupied and investment properties.
As dynamic and hard-working professionals with many years of specialized practice, we possess the in-depth market knowledge and hands-on experience that enable us to provide innovative real estate solutions to all of our clients.
Our formal educations and professional backgrounds enable us to better understand the needs of modern industrial tenants, a growing number of whom require buildings that can accommodate sophisticated and automated equipment.
We are proud of an excellent reputation that was earned by providing local, national, and multinational industrial clients with customized real estate solutions that have fulfilled business objectives and maximized cost-saving opportunities. Our varied experience allows us to offer a comprehensive range of services that are applicable to any diverse product type in Calgary -- including industrial buildings, manufacturing plants, traditional warehouse space, distribution facilities, specialized research and development facilities, as well as serviced and unserviced land.
Given the demand for our services, we regularly rank among the top real estate teams within our brokerage. Most recently, we also placed among the "Top 20" commercial real estate teams at RE/MAX in all of Canada, and "Top 50" worldwide. We also continue to rank as the top-performing industrial real estate team at RE/MAX Commercial in all of Calgary.
The complexity of today's commercial real estate market demands that tenants have an expert advocate to negotiate exclusively on their behalf. However, many executives still do not make the distinction between engaging the services of someone who is primarily a landlord's agent, and those of professional tenant representatives like ourselves.
If the majority of your agent's business is driven by his relationships with landlords, how can you be certain that your representative is truly free from any conflict of interest -- be it real, potential or perceived? A commercial real estate professional who specializes exclusively in tenant representation can also be relied upon to provide unbiased advice and candid market insight. Before calling the number on a real estate sign, consider the agency relationship that exists between the landlord and the person he has engaged to represent him. If a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, imagine to what extent the services of professional tenant representatives like ourselves can empower you!
RE/MAX is a major force in commercial real estate markets across the world. Its commercial specialists close billions of dollars in transactions annually. As one of the most recognized real estate brands, RE/MAX allows its clients to tap into a global network of professionals with vast experience in commercial real estate. At the individual level, the company's commercial practitioners have the background, the knowledge, and the independence to successfully represent clients in every phase of their business development and investment goals.