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Rachelle Starnes

Alicja Rudolf

Mel Loewen

Jeff Tincher

Niki Taggart

Christopher Zee

Katina Martin

 

Competence, exclusivity and passion. The core values that define us.

There is a single vision shared by the thousands of professionals who represent Engel & Völkers worldwide. It is to link together the aspirations of discerning individuals around the world, be it in a private or business context—with total passion.

To achieve this vision, we have established a set of core values. These values help to maintain our high level of service quality worldwide and reinforce the meaning of our brand for each and every Engel & Völkers advisor. Our training, marketing capabilities and international network ensure that our advisors can competently meet your real estate needs. They will develop a customized strategy and provide the specialized services that will work exclusively for you. And they will do it all with total passion.

 


Rachelle Starnes | Private Office Advisor

Experience

Private Office Advisor, Engel & Völkers
December 2015 – Present

Rachelle Starnes and her team serve private clients in the Calgary area, within Canada and worldwide with the utmost standards of discretion, professionalism and personal support. According to our customers’ wishes and needs, the team specializes in finding or selling distinctive residential estates, by discretely leveraging our personal network in the Calgary area and through the worldwide Private Office network within the Engel & Völkers group.

 

Rachelle’s team is aware of “off-market” opportunities in the world’s most important locations, where the very best properties are often not publicly available. When it comes to finding a buyer for a special property, we carefully craft a sales strategy, customize proprietary marketing tools and access our unparalleled global network of contacts.

Selling over $800 million in exquisite estate properties over the last fifteen years, Rachelle Starnes team consistently ranks in the Top 1% of luxury home sales in the Calgary area and is recognized as an expert in the luxury real estate market.

Real Estate Agent at Royal LePage Foothills
August 2001 - November 2015 (14 years 4 months)

  • Top 5 Producing Teams – Closed Sides – Engel & Volkers - North America - 2016
  • Top 7 Producing Teams – Closed GCI – Engel & Volkers -North America - 2016 
  • Presidents Circle – Elite Club – 2016 – Engel & Volkers
  • National Chairman`s Club Member - 2010 - 2014
  • Top 10 Royal LePage Teams - Alberta - 2010 - 2014
  • Top 1% of all Royal LePage Agents - Canada - 2010 - 2014
  • #1 Team in SW Calgary - 2010 - 2013
  • #2 Team in SW Calgary - 2014
  • #3 Royal LePage Team - 2012 and 2013
  • #4 Royal LePage Team - 2014
  • #7 Royal LePage Team in Western Canada - 2012 - 2013
  • #46 Royal LePage Team in Canada (2014) out of over 16,000 Agents/Teams
  • #8 Royal LePage Foothills Individual Agent - 2009
  • #2 Royal LePage Foothills Individual Agent - 2008
  • #2 Royal LePage Foothills Individual Agent - 2007
  • Million Dollar Club - CREB - Since 2007
  • RLP Diamond Award - Since 2007

Area Sales Manager, Granville Homes - 2001 - 2006

Sales and Marketing Manager, Pauls Corporation
Princeton Development - 1999 - 2002

Education

  • University of Saskatchewan - 1990 - 1994
  • Bachelor or Commerce, Marketing/Business Administration
  • Graduate of the Engel & Völkers Certification Program - 2016
  • Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist - 2015

Alicja Rudolf | Licensed Real Estate Advisor

Experience

Alicja Rudolf is a licensed Real Estate Advisor specializing in the Marketing and Sales of residential properties, providing an array of services to each of our special clients. Alicja has a passion for architecture, interior design and travel. Alicja possesses extensive experience in the building of new homes having built many luxury custom homes herself over the past decade. Alicja is a professional and exudes a high level of trust and integrity bringing an abundance of knowledge, dedication and creativity to her work. She is known for being attentive and responsive to each Client’s individual needs, her exceptional customer service, whether clients are in the process of selling or buying a property.

 
  • Top 5 Producing Teams – Closed Sides – Engel & Volkers  - North America - 2016
  • Top 7 Producing Teams - Closed GCI - Engel |& Volkers - North America 2016
  • Ruby Award - Elite Club - Engel & Volkers - 2016 
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist - 2015
  • National Chairman`s Club Team Member (Royal LePage) - 2014
  • Top 10 Royal LePage Team (Royal LePage) - Alberta - 2014
  • Top 1% of all Royal LePage Agent Teams in Canada - 2014
  • #2 Team in SW Calgary (Royal LePage) - 2014
  • #4 Royal LePage Team - 2014
  • #46 Royal LePage Team in Canada (2014) out of over 16,000 Agents/Teams
  • Graduate of the University of Alberta

Education

  • University of Alberta
    Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences
  • Graduate of the Engel & Völkers Certification Program - 2016

Mel Loewen | Associate Broker

Experience

Mel Loewen is positioned in the Calgary real estate community as an expert in all aspects of real estate development, construction, real estate sales, brokerage marketing and management. Mel has a history of being a managing broker, an entrepreneur, a licensed residential and commercial realtor/property manager and an independent consultant.

Mel has had a Real Estate Brokerage in the Province of Alberta for over 22 years and has been negotiating and completing successful real estate transactions for over 30 years with transaction sales in excess of $950M.

 

Mel offers his present and future clients expertise and representation that only comes with years of experience. His ‘attention to detail’, incredible ethics, and professional handling of every transaction is impeccable. Mel has available to all of his clients a complete team of consultants, legal representation, inspectors, financial advisors, appraisers, and specialty firms that have worked with Mel on various real estate transactions and projects for decades.

  • Top 5 Producing Teams - Closed Sides - Engel & Volkers - North America - 2016
  • Top 7 Producing Teams - GCI - Engel |& Volkers - North America 2016
  • Ruby Award - Elite Club - Engel & Volkers - 2016
  • Graduate of the Engel & Völkers Certification Program (2016)
  • Broker in the Province of Alberta from 1994 to present
  • Centurion Award Winner - Calgary - Century 21 - 1988 - 2007
  • Member of the CREB Million Dollar Club for 18 Years
  • Member of the Century 21 Gold Club for 30 Years
  • Member of the National Century 21 Hall of Fame
  • Top 5 Individual Agents - Calgary - Century 21 - 2003
  • #1 Individual Agent - Calgary - Century 21 - 1989 -1990
  • CBR - Certified Buyers Representation
  • CRS - Certified Relocation Specialist
  • CCRBS - Certified Commercial Real Estate Broker Specialist

Jeff Tincher | Licensed Real Estate Advisor

Experience

Jeff Tincher is an award-winning real estate agent with more than seven years of dedicated experience providing luxury‑level real estate service at all price points. With a primary focus on inner-city, acreage and single family properties, Jeff is also well‑versed in multi-family and condominium sales having successfully facilitated hundreds of transactions involving local, national, international and relocation clients. Originally from Saskatchewan, Jeff grew up in Calgary after arriving to Calgary in 1984.

 
  • Top 5 Producing Teams - Closed Sides - Engel & Volkers - North America - 2016
  • Top 7  Producing Teams - GCI - Engel |& Volkers - North America 2016
  • Ruby Award - Elite Club – 2016 – Engel & Volkers
  • Graduate of the Engel & Völkers Certification Program - 2016
  • Top 10 Engel & Völkers Teams - North America - 2015
  • Member of the #1 Alberta Selling Team at Sotheby's International Realty Canada - 2013 - 2014
  • Member of the Re/Max 100% Club - 2011 - 2012

Education

  • University of Calgary
    Bachelor of Arts Degree, Communications Studies - 2001
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
    Broadcast Journalism Degree - 2005
  • Graduate of the Engel & Völkers Certification Program - 2016

Niki Taggart | Licensed Real Estate Advisor

Experience

Niki Taggart is a 'full-service' professional real estate advisor who specializes in Country Residential real estate and communities in the South quadrants of Calgary. Niki spent many years working as a Marketing Executive in the oil and gas industry before making the move to real estate.

 

Niki's strong background in marketing, her passion for real estate design and her vibrant energy bring exceptional results to our real estate clients. Niki's first-hand knowledge of acreage living in the MD of Foothills and residential living in the South West and South East communities of Calgary make her unique in her expansive ability to assist clients in buying or selling property in these areas.

  • Top 5 Producing Teams - Closed Sides – Engel & Volkers - North America – 2016
  • Top 7 Producing Teams - Closed GCI – Engel & Volkers - North America – 2016

Education

  • Graduate of the Engel & Völkers Certification Program - 2016
  • University of Calgary
    Bachelor’s Degree - Communication Studies
  • Project Management Institute
    Project Management Professional Designation

Christopher Zee | Licensed Real Estate Advisor

Experience

Christopher Zee advanced rapidly in a leading Canadian energy major from engineering, project management, to management coaching. He then turned-around and managed a hotel, and started, built, managed then sold a successful golf business. Chris developed extensive networks in these diverse arenas and is highly respected for his expertise, passion and integrity. He is most valued for his unique ability to both strategize the big picture and attend to the critical details. 

Chris is an avid golfer, current board member of a premier Calgary golf club and a volunteer past Chairman of the 30-year old, 14-club Calgary Interclub League. A three-decade resident of Lakeview Village, Chris builds upon his decades of investment experience to provide 360-degree real estate service to his wide network of golfers, long-time neighbors and business associates in Calgary. He advises his clients and their next generation in transitioning to the premium residential properties that best fit their current lifestyles, and in acquiring/divesting revenue properties and development lands. 

Originally born and educated in Singapore, Chris is fluent in English, and unusually all four major Chinese dialects: Official Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese and Taiwanese. His artful sensitivity to both Canadian and Asian cultural perspectives is especially valued in presenting premium properties in Calgary and surrounds to discriminating new immigrant buyers and international investors.

  • Top 5 Producing Teams – Closed Sides – Engel & Volkers - North America – 2016
  • Top 7 Producing Teams – Closed GCI – Engel & Volkers - North America – 2016

Education

  • Graduate of the Engel & Völkers Certification Program - 2016
  • C.C.S. (Certified Condominium Specialist)
  • P. Eng. Life Member of APEGA
    (The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta)
  • M.A.Sc (Chemical) University of British Columbia
  • B.A.Sc (Chemical) University of British Columbia

Katina Martin | Licensed Real Estate Advisor

Experience

Katina joins our team with a long standing entrepreneurial background.  Her early years in a successful family business helped Katina to grow into a multi-functional business person where Katina participated in National Distribution and Sales.  She developed the ability to listen and discern the individual needs of clients with meticulous attention to detail.  The recent sale of the family business (est. 1968) has opened up a new chapter for Katina to pursue her strong passion for Real Estate.  With a business background, her extensive experience renovating numerous high-end properties, and personal knowledge of an acreage lifestyle, Katina is excited to work with discerning clients whether buying or selling in the Calgary market.

Education

  • Licensed Real Estate Advisor - CREB - 2017 
  • Graduate of the Engel & Volkers Certification Program - May - 2017 

Personal Interests

  • Fashion, Fine Art, Dogs, Travel, Interior Design

Disclaimer: Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed by CREB®.

Listing information last updated on December 13th, 2017 at 12:45pm CST.