Advent Commercial Real Estate Group (Advent Commercial) is a full service real estate firm located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Our Company offers a complete range of real estate services including buying and selling, leasing, development, group investment and property
Advent Commercial takes a unique project-driven approach to real estate which encourages a more strategic and comprehensive focus than just buying, selling or leasing. Our knowledgeable professionals offer extensive experience in their disciplines and a proven track record of successful commercial real estate projects.
D.C. (Sid) Smith, CCIM
Sid Smith is a Partner and co-founder of NAI Advent, formerly Advent Commercial Real Estate Group. A former Vice President & Partner with an international real estate firm, Sid Smith started his career in 1989 and has diversified level of experience in various facets of commercial real estate. Having worked as the Calgary leasing manager with a prominent Landlord firm, he intimately understands the Landlord’s perspective when completing a transaction. Starting at Royal LePage in 1993 as Marketing and Research Coordinator, Sid was responsible for the overall operation of the research department including all tenant, vacancy and building inventory databases, along with all statistical and financial analysis. He was also responsible for rebuilding of the Industrial vacancy, inventory and tenant databases which allowed him to gain valuable insight into the Calgary Industrial market, and as such, Sid focuses his efforts on Industrial sales and leasing in the Calgary Industrial market. Sid has been involved in over 5,800,000 square feet of real estate transactions in his career and has acted on behalf of a wide variety of clients varying from large international firms to smaller entrepreneurial enterprises.
Mark Bizek started his career in industrial real estate on the developer side of the industry. Hailing from a family of developers and president of a leasing company, he comes to Advent Commercial with a knowledge of steel-frame pre-fabricated building construction and civic infrastructure. He also brings vast research experience, having worked as a researcher and an assistant editor of an academic journal during his tenure at the University of Calgary, where he acquired a Master’s degree in Political Science. Further, as a co-founder and board member of a number of non-profit organizations in the city of Calgary, Mark has excellent experience in developing group strategies and facilitation.
Philip D. Ma
Philip joined Advent with the task of driving cold calling initiatives to help service our clients and generate business. His drive and enthusiasm compliment Advent’s excellence in customer attention. Philip maintains an approachable attitude towards client communication, adding to our team’s ability to attain the best options for our clients. Philip enjoys open discussions and creating new opportunities. Philip’s concentration is in small to medium sized business, both owner users and industrial tenants. His dedication and ethical practices give our clients a professional and enjoyable experience.