About

In the world of real estate development, York Realty stands out. Our timelines are quick, our spaces are truly turnkey, and our leases are simple and only as long as they need to be. Founded in Edmonton, Alberta in 1985, York Realty is a privately held, family-owned business built on grit, hard work and follow-through.

Our tight-knit team is tenacious, responsive and more than a little competitive. We will outwork other developers to get the best clients, connect them with the right properties and support their growth. As a company, York aims to make the process as effortless as possible for both brokers and tenants leasing space.

When you sign a lease with us, you become part of the family. We have your back, and we are committed to meeting your needs as your business grows and evolves.

Our Values

Challenge The Status Quo

  • Be tenacious
  • Have commitment
  • Will your way to success
  • Invent solutions

Do What You Say

  • Always improve your professionalism
  • Follow through on promises
  • Always strive for self-improvement at work
    and at home

Respond Quickly

  • Be empowered
  • Make decisions
  • Outwork the competition
  • Return calls

Do The Right Thing For Our Tenants

  • Uphold and improve
    York’s reputation
  • Invest in sustainability
  • Respect relationships

Our Team

Executive Team

Glenn Woolsey

CEO

Direct: 780.508.0102

As the founder and CEO of York Realty, Glenn has deep roots in Alberta’s real estate market. Since establishing the company in 1985, he has guided it through both tumultuous times and aggressive growth. Glenn is known for his unbeatable negotiating skills, tenacity and ability to outwork the competition. He is a mentor to many on the York Realty team and has shaped the company’s approach to work, from our desire to challenge the status quo to our commitment to tenants and their growth.

Glenn is a dedicated father, grandfather and philanthropist. He and his wife Sandra support various charitable organizations, including the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and Alberta Diabetes Foundation.

Glenn has a Bachelor of Commerce.

Chief Operating Officer
780.508.0107

Taylor Woolsey

Chief Operating Officer

Direct: 403.612.4629

As COO, Taylor contributes to York Realty by optimizing processes and aligning the company’s vision and values with business objectives and strategy. Taylor is known for her communicative and practical approach, focusing on solutions rather than problems. From a young age, Taylor learned the value of commitment – to our word and to our tenants – from her father, Glenn. She channels that commitment into her management of a collaborative team focused on delivering and improving tenant service.

Out of the office, Taylor can be found exploring new restaurants or biking, skiing and golfing with family and friends.

Taylor has an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and a law degree from the University of Calgary. Prior to joining York Realty, Taylor worked as a lawyer in a regional corporate law firm and taught advocacy courses at the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary.

Matt Woolsey
President
780.508.0104

Matt Woolsey

President

Direct: 780.508.0104
Cell: 780.906.6321

Matt has been with York Realty for a decade and at its helm for the past three years. As President, he sets the direction for York, guides the team to achieve its goals and deliver on its promises, and provides timely and effective service for our diverse client base. His ability to be nimble and make decisions quickly is a crucial part of York Realty’s competitive edge. Matt developed his passion for real estate as a child, when his father Glenn took him for weekend drives to go look at interesting properties.

A husband and father of three, Matt is committed to his family and community. Over the years, he has supported several nonprofit organizations that focus on the health and wellbeing of children and teens, including Little Warriors, Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS) and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. He is also involved with Scouts Canada and YPO.

Matt has a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

Property Management & Maintenance

Property Manager
780.508.0103
780.446.8464

Lisa Mark

Property Manager

Direct: 780.421.4000 Ext. 103

Lisa has 25 years experience in the property management field.  Lisa has been with York Realty since 1998 and has an in-depth knowledge with respect to all aspects of property management.  As one of the property managers for York Realty’s Edmonton portfolio, Lisa is focused on providing excellent customer service and open communication with York Realty’s tenants and manages her properties with candor, respect, and above all integrity.

Lisa’s close attention to detail and strong organizational and multitasking skills has been an asset in managing her properties, as well as a commitment to the company and its continued success.

Lisa has her Real Estate License as an Associate Broker.

Property Manager
780.508.0109
780.240.3161

Niyi Bello (Bello)

Property Manager

Direct: 780.508.0109

Bello joined York Realty Inc. in 2018 after eighteen years of Real Estate Management practice across Africa, Europe and North America. A tenacious and seasoned property manager, Bello’s belief in a hands-on approach to property management and ensuring clients satisfaction at highest level has carved out a niche for him in the Real Estate Industry. He is responsible for York Realty’s portfolio in Sherwood Park and Edmonton South.
Bello has a Master of Science in Real Estate Management from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and a Certified Property Manager, CPM® with the Real Estate Institute of Canada
Bello is married with three children and enjoys going on a road trip with his wife and daughters. He enjoys speaking Yoruba language with friends and family as well as Swedish with his alma mater.

Celeste Place
Senior Property Management Administrator
780.264.7394
Joanne Sebastian
Property Management Administrator
780.508.0101
Jaime Simon
Property Management Administrator
780.508.0113
Alan Bolinas
Maintenance Supervisor – Edmonton
780.919.0122
780.246.6576
Dan St. Pierre
Maintenance Supervisor – Calgary
403.561.3642

Leasing

Andrew Rudzitis
Director, Customer Solutions
587.572.3175

Andrew Rudzitis

Director, Customer Solutions

Cell: 587.572.3175

Andrew is responsible for leasing York’s portfolio in Calgary and sourcing opportunities for future growth. As Leasing Manager, he has a strong client focus. Andrew works closely with York Realty’s tenants, building relationships and following up regularly to ensure that their business needs are being met and their space can grow with them.

Andrew has a Master of Science in Real Estate from the University of Washington and an undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta.

Director, Leasing Solutions - Edmonton
780.508.0106

Miguel Martinez

Director, Leasing Solutions - Edmonton

Cell: 780.729.4583

An energetic team player, Miguel is responsible for leasing York Realty’s portfolio in Edmonton and surrounding area. He focuses on marketing, lease negotiation and liaising with third-party service providers including lawyers, brokers and operational staff to maximize value for York’s clients.

Miguel grew up in Mexico in a small family business environment, which likely helped shape his career path. He has a Master’s in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and more than seven years of experience helping to formulate multimillion-dollar investment strategies through evidence-based market analysis. Prior to joining York, he was the research team lead at CBRE for commercial real estate analysis across the Canadian Prairies.

Outside of work, Miguel enjoys travelling, continuing education and hanging out with friends, family and his two dogs.

Lucas Leisen
Leasing Manager
780.934.2929
Erin Wilson
Leasing & Development Coordinator
780.508.0111

Construction

John Crawley
Vice President, Construction
780.508.0115
Kim Woywitka
Project Manager
780.293.5996
Amber Coady
Project Manager
780.421.4000
Lorena Barba
Junior Planner/Designer
780.243.6356

Finance Accounting & Administration

Ryan Weise
Vice President, Accounting
780.974.4171
Ron Plant
Director of Finance
780.508.0105

Ron Plant

Director of Finance

Direct: 780.508.0105

Having become part of the York Realty team in 2017, Ron’s twenty-year history in real estate finance translates to experience, knowledge, and business relationships that contribute to our continuing success. The need to comprehend underlying processes combined with a results-driven work ethic push Ron to deliver practical and dependable finance solutions.

Ron has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta. He is a proud husband, and father of two teenagers, whose top priority is family and ensuring there is joy in their lives.

Jae Jeong
Senior Accountant
780.508.0116
Rupert Ocampo
Accounting Clerk & Account Payable
780.508.0114
Trudy Fernandes
Office Manager
780.421.4000