YOUR CALGARY REAL ESTATE EXPERTS


SUSANITA DE DIEGO

Owner/Broker

Susanita is the Owner/Broker of Coldwell Banker Complete Real Estate, a Calgary based real estate brokerage offering buyers and sellers knowledgeable, professional and dedicated real estate services specific to their property type and market segment.

Over the last 30 years Susanita has held various roles in the real estate industry. Sales Associate, Director of Training for NRS Block Bros Realty, where she re-wrote the curriculum and changed the delivery model of new sales associate education, Contract Trainer for Coldwell Banker International, National Consumer Media Spokesperson for Coldwell Banker Canada and Owner/Broker.

From ongoing continuing education Susanita has received certification through the Calgary Real Estate Board, Olds College, the National Association of Realtors and Coldwell Banker International for the following designations, Rural Real Estate Specialist, Certified Residential Relocation Specialist, Certified Home Marketing Specialist (Staging), Certified Previews Specialist (Luxury Home Sales), Certified Negotiation Specialist, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Seller Real Estate Specialist, Green Designation, e-PRO, Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Accredited Condominium Specialist, Certified International Property Specialist and Smart Homes Specialist.

Susanita is honoured to have received a Better Business Bureau Ethics Award nomination. In addition to many production awards, Susanita has achieved the Coldwell Banker Ultimate Service Award every year since its inception.

Susanita relocated to Calgary from Vancouver in 1995 and is passionate about her love for the foothills, the Rocky Mountains and the City of Calgary. Susanita enjoys yoga, golf, the arts, spoiling her nieces and nephews and her daily walks in South Glenmore and Fish Creek parks with her husband and her precious Havanese pooch, Kimba.




RACHELLE STARNES

Luxury Real Estate Advisor - The Starnes Group

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 Coldwell Banker global network.

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 $1Billion in exquisite estate properties over the last seventeen 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.



LEANNE MACDONALD

Director of Operations

Coming from a combined 27 years in the travel/hospitality industry, project management and most recently, the Information Technologies and non-profit sector, Leanne MacDonald provides our team with invaluable organization & technological support AND boundless enthusiasm!



ALICJA RUDOLF

The Starnes Group - REALTOR®

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.



CHRISTOPHER ZEE

The Starnes Group - REALTOR®

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 areas 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.



JEFF TINCHER

The Starnes Group - REALTOR®

Jeff Tincher is a multi award-winning real estate agent with more than eight years of dedicated experience providing luxury-level real estate service at all price points. With a primary focus on single-family, inner-city and acreage 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 there in the early 1980's.



KONRAD HAESSNER

Associate & REALTOR®

After twenty-five years of Textile Engineering in Quebec, Ontario and finally in Calgary, Konrad entered the Real Estate industry in 1985. Konrad is committed to serving his clients with professionalism, honesty and integrity. As a result Konrad has achieved the Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society award.



MEL LOEWEN

The Starnes Group - REALTOR®

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.



NIKI TAGGART

The Starnes Group - REALTOR®

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.



PATTI REID

The Starnes Group - REALTOR®

Patti Reid is an experienced real estate advisor specializing in single-family, condominium and rural real estate in the city of Airdrie, Calgary, and surrounding rural areas. Patti creates and fosters unique connections with her clients and knows how important strong relationships are when it comes to making important decisions in the buying and selling of real estate. Her primary goals are to ensure her clients are confident and excited about their sale or purchase decisions and that her clients are on track for future planning for their real estate investment goals. Patti enjoys working with both buyers and sellers and looks forward to developing new and lasting relationships.

Patti was born and raised in Calgary and graduated from Springbank High School. After graduating, she began her career with Imperial Oil where she met her husband Simon. Patti started her career with the RCMP in 1999 and retired in 2013. Patti is the mother of two adult children, an avid golfer, she enjoys travel and loves spending time with her two grandchildren.



KATINA MARTIN

The Starnes Group - REALTOR®

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.



DIANA SECRIERU

The Starnes Group - REALTOR®

Diana Secrieru is a licensed Real Estate Advisor specializing in providing exceptional Residential Real Estate services to any discerning client in purchasing or selling at all price points in the Calgary Area. Diana experienced multiple moves herself in the last decade and went through the process of buying, selling and renovating various kinds of properties – from condominium to acreage family home – giving her a unique understanding of what buyers or sellers encounter during this notable moment in their lives. She truly enjoys helping others invest in their dream homes or help them determine what needs to be done to increase the value of their properties in the selling process.

Diana has a background in Sales Management, Investing, and Home Improvement. She was born and raised in Moldova, Eastern Europe and speaks Romanian, Russian and English. Her strong passion is in equipping her children with moral, spiritual and ethical values and to nurture them with enthusiasm for life and a capacity of long-life learning.



RUTH ALEXANDER

The Starnes Group - REALTOR®

Ruth Alexander is a creatively-driven Real Estate Associate as well as effective Social Media Specialist, marketer, event specialist, and branding expert.

Clients look to Ruth for her ability to effectively market and promote our team as well as our property listings through a variety of TARGETED marketing and social media campaign initiatives.

Ruth is an effective social media ‘influencer’ as well as a skilled networker who strategically utilizes her vast network to build our team’s brand exposure and effectively promote property listings. Ruth’s dynamic online influence as well as ‘in person’ presence over the past fifteen years continues to attract clients who’s goals are aligned with Ruth’s ‘passion for effective and targeted marketing’ campaigns. As a result of hard work combined with years of volunteering, fundraising, and planning hundreds of events in Calgary and beyond, Ruth has built an extensive network. Ruth continues to build her online presences and now has over 40,000+ collective social media followers through a variety of social media networks including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Ruth’s combined social media posts often receive an annual average of over 2 million views.

Ruth’s passion is REAL ESTATE. She has worked with real estate agents, real estate brokerages, and luxury custom home builders over the last three years in Calgary while completing her Real Estate licensing requirements. She is extremely excited to officially launch her real estate career with The Starnes Group, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury.

Experience

Ruth has previously launched a “millionaire matchmaking” service as well as her established marketing agency which developed as a result of her extensive involvements as a multifaceted professional promoter, fundraiser, and true go-getter. Ruth continues to work with hand-selected corporate clients in Calgary, Alberta, with a continued focus on real estate, luxury brands, and the non-profit sector.


LORENA WOZNEY

The Starnes Group - Marketing and Client Services

We’ve all heard the term “It takes a village”. Selling your property or finding your dream home doesn’t happen without a lot of hard work so good support staff is essential. Knowledgeable, professional and helpful, Lorena was a licensed real estate agent and spent 20 years working as the executive assistant to one of the top Re/Max REALTORS® worldwide. Her attention to detail, excellent rapport-building skills and the vitality & energy she brings to each client interaction and to the workplace all combine to make her one of the best in the business and a sought-after team member. She takes her responsibilities to heart and is passionate about good client service.

Lorena has long harboured the secret ambition to (just once) drive a diesel train engine. However, in her off-time she enjoys more mundane pursuits such as reading, running with friends, learning to paint and trying to bake healthier treats using whole grains & alternative sweeteners. A transplanted British Columbian she has been in Calgary for over 30 years. She has a degree from the University of British Columbia.




MARIETTA MAIER

Client Care Specialist & Activities Architect

Marietta is an integral member of the Coldwell Banker Complete Real Estate team and shines in her role as an Assistant to Susanita de Diego, our Owner/Broker. Marietta brings over 16 years of experience working as an Executive Assistant primarily in the oil and gas sector. Her passion for Real Estate has given her the inspiration to take the ‘leap of faith’ that was needed to make the transition to join our organization. Having personally bought and sold numerous properties, including investment properties, Marietta brings her personal experiences and knowledge with her when dealing with clients to ensure the best client care is provided. Marietta has 2 beautiful daughters and the ‘lights of her life’ are her lovely grandchildren.



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