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Karen Barry
Karen Barry B.A., AACI

Chairwoman-elect – CCC
Canadian Real Estate Association


Barry Realty Advisors


Karen Barry is President of
 Barry Commercial Real Estate and Barry Realty Advisors Ltd. Together these companies provide clients with commercial valuations, appraisals, sales and leasing for Alberta Properties. Her teams’ award-winning sales successes have resulted in over $300M of Western Canadian investment sale transactions since 2002.

Karen is a fully accredited Appraiser (AACI) with the
Appraisal Institute of Canada and a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (England).

In her role as team leader, she focuses on ‘needs fulfillment’ of existing clients through top level business relationships. By creating this approach through collaboration with other ‘best in class’ service providers, the client receives the highest possible service level available in the commercial real estate field.

Karen’s 19-year career achievements include: multi-year recognition as a Canadian national top 30 producer for the years 2004, 2005, and 2006. In 2005, Karen was also recognized as the
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Agent of the Year recipient.

Karen has been an author of an industry newsletter and keynote speaker for memberships including:
  • The Appraisal Institute of Canada;
  • The Mortgage Loans Association;
  • Royal Chartered Surveyors Association;
  • Calgary Real Estate Forum Panellist

In February 2005 and again in February 2008, Karen was featured in the Globe and Mail (Report on Business section) for her career achievements. As a frequently quoted expert, her comments appear in other local and regional media publications such as: The Calgary Herald, The Sun, and The Western Investor.

Memberships and Directorships

  • The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC);;
  • Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA);
  • The Gerson Lehrman Group Councils (GL Group);
  • The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS);
  • Commercial Real Estate Women-Calgary (CREW);
  • Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB);
  • Prairie Region Board of Directors (CREA);
  • Chair- Elect for Canadian Commercial Council (CREA).