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!
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.
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.
Investment Sales & Leasing / Associate Broker
Jeff Hopper has over 13 years of experience in the real estate industry. For several years Jeff ran his own successful property management company in Ontario. In 2006 Jeff relocated to Calgary where he launched his own private equity company specializing in the revitalization of Calgary inner city homes. Now a licensed Realtor and Commercial Associate, Jeff is available to assist you with a variety of commercial and development opportunities.
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.
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 265
Dennis Villeneuve, CPM®
VP Property Management & 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.
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 261
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”.
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 229
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.
Building Operator - Edmonton
Rodney is a 4th class power engineer with 7 years’ experience in oil and gas operations and 8 years’ experience in residential and commercial maintenance.
Nazeli Aboolian, CPA CGA
Nazeli Aboolian has over a decade of experience in accounting. Prior to joining Avenue Commercial, she worked in public accounting with several international corporations as well as the oil and gas sector. Nazeli enjoys the many rewarding aspects of her role and strives to being her passion for analyzing and solving problems into her daily activities at Avenue. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and a Payroll Compliance Practitioner.
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 259
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.
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 235