Associate, Office Leasing
Scope of Service Experience
Office Leasing in the Downtown, Beltline, and suburban markets.
Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary
Background & Experience
Steven Heard brings 15 years of office leasing experience to NAI Advent, focused on the Downtown core and Beltline area. Steven joined NAI with the goal of building off of NAI Global’s International reputation to create a first class tenant representation service for all of his client’s realty needs.
Steven believes that one must understand the dominant industry drivers within a city and province if an agent is going to effectively serve clients operating within that same region. Steven draws upon his exposure and knowledge of the oil and gas industry to provide insight into the future direction of Calgary’s ever evolving office leasing market. This understanding of the primary driver of Calgary’s office leasing market directly translates into an advantage of understanding that Steven can use to aid any consumer of office space in Calgary.
Kogas Canada Ltd., Pason Systems Corp, Societe Generale, Baker Mackenzie LLP, AMEC, Teck Resources Ltd., Tanganyka Oil & Gas, Total E & P Canada, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization Of Canada (IIROC), Empire Life, Coda Petroleum, Elkhorn Resources, CEFA, Yoho Resources
“As the Vice President, Operations, Canada for Pason Systems Corp. I had the pleasure of working with Steven as we retained him and his firm to find us a new downtown office for our Canadian sales organization.
Throughout the process I found Steven to be very aware of the available inventory that would suit our needs, knowledgeable about the process of negotiating and securing a fair operating lease, and proactive in regards to driving the process and minimizing the amount of time my staff and I needed to invest in the abovementioned initiative.
Steven was a professional in all aspects of this assignment and I would use him again if a similar situation presented itself and would not hesitate to refer him for any of the real estate services he provides.” – David Holodinsky – VP of Operations, Canada For Pason Systems Corp.
“I have known Steven now as my leasing agent for my professional premises for almost one and a half years. Since I have first met Steven, he has worked diligently and honestly in ensuring I as a client have my pulse on all the information needed regarding the various premises we looked at. He has always remained very objective and fair in any advice he gave me. We negotiated a very difficult scenario that pertained to re-leasing an existing premise in addition to renting a new one from the same landlord. Despite the complexities of my deal with the landlord, Steven managed to simplify the various aspects of my lease in a way that allowed me to fully understand the agreement I am undertaking and ensure I receive the best possible deal from my landlord. What I was most impressed by was his commitment to stay by me after the lease was signed. I can’t thank him enough for guiding me through the many challenges I had to deal with after the lease is signed pertaining to various things like leasehold improvements, tenant allowance changes, renegotiating commencement dates, etc. Many of those things I am certain were not necessarily relevant to what he did. Yet he continued to give me an objective and honest advice all the way through my various hurdles.
In summary, I really can’t thank Steven enough for his incredible work ethics, professionalism, integrity, and honesty in helping me as a client through the challenges of leasing professional premises. I am certain that Steven will succeed to impress anyone in whatever capacity he works and I have no hesitation in giving him my highest appreciations and recommendations.” – Ahmed Al-Ghoul – Founder of Seema Eye Care Centre and Clarity Laser Vision
“I would like to again thank you with respect to two successful project that you undertook for me and the national based organizations I represented.
As you will recall, one was a full floor renewal for a national tenant in a tower in downtown Calgary that involved not only local input but liaison with the organization Toronto head office. Your assistance with a market review and negotiation with the landlord resulted in a smooth and successful renewal at an appropriate rate structure.
The second, a new office space lease for a start-up in downtown Calgary, was a difficult negotiation between a Toronto head-office and a national landlord, involving new construction and an issue with asbestos. Your patience, creativity and communication brought this deal to conclusion in a very hot market at the time.
Again sincerest thanks for your professionalism, attention, expertise and results. I will not hesitate to use your services again if the situation arises and would be happy to refer others to you as well.” – Richard Korble – Director at IIROC (Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada)