Who we are

Barry Stuart

Managing Partner
Senior Sales Associate
ICR Commercial Real Estate

Born in small town Saskatchewan, I began my real estate career in Saskatoon at a really early age in 1978.  The reason this blog began was because it was the next right thing to do in the world of social media. I have discovered that I very much enjoy writing and sharing what we know about this interesting, changing industry.

My Business Manager, Kelly Macsymic and I have found that it can be used as a great tool to refer our clients to specific articles. The hope is that they can better understand the nuances of the Saskatchewan commercial real estate business.  We believe that if you as a client have a better understanding of commercial real estate business strategies, you are more likely to get to where you want to go with better insight into the process.

My wife Franki and I have five adult sons (we’re just beginning the grandparent stage of life). My interests include road cycling, Nordic walking, Pilates, downhill skiing and RV’ing. I am a member of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, St. Philip Neri Parish, Saskatoon Club and the Saskatchewan Professional Marketing Association

Although I can’t claim to be No 1 in North America…I hold bragging rights as the four time recipient of the Annual Saskatchewan Top Producer Award for ICR agents. We specialize in office and industrial leasing as well as commercial investment sales representing international, national and local clients.

Some Previous Experience: Served on the Board of Directors of the Saskatoon Real Estate Board as Vice-President as well as Chairman of the Public Service, Arbitration, Membership, MLS and Public Relations Committees; Chair of St. Philip Neri Parish Council; Member of Canadian Ski Patrol System.

On average you will find a new blog post every week.  We invite you to subscribe and welcome questions, comments and suggestions. The representations made are of my own opinion and do not necessarily reflect the views of ICR Commercial Real Estate.

Kelly Macsymic

Sales Associate,
Business Manager, Stuart Commercial Inc.

I am a gal of all trades and wear a few hats at my current job though nothing quite as esteemed as my 1996 Unity Western Days Rodeo Queen crowned cowboy hat. I spend my time as a sales and leasing agent at ICR, in addition to my other gig as general sidekick and business manager for Stuart Commercial Inc.

I started my journey in the small town of Unity, SK. My grandmother encouraged me to create mock newspapers which I, like any good keener, produced in abundance. My early publication days came to a quick end when I broke the news in one of these homemade papers with word of a surprise birthday party for my grandfather, and proudly presented it to him. Undaunted, I pursued the news bug all the way to Lethbridge College and was gainfully employed for several years in weekly papers in rural Saskatchewan.

After a few adventures at the University of Regina and abroad in England, opportunity knocked and I accepted the chance to move to Saskatoon. I landed at Barry’s doorstep and have since been taken under his wing. He’s shown me the ropes at ICR through his most capable hands as one of ICR’s top producers. We are a dynamic team. I relish the challenges (most of the time) he throws at me daily.

I’ve also been actively involved on the board of directors for BPW (Business and Professional Women) Saskatoon, Holliston Community Association and LutherCare Communities.

The opinions expressed here are our own and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs of ICR Commercial Real Estate General Partnership. Barry Stuart and Kelly Macsymic are licensed under Stuart Commercial Inc. which has a contractual relationship with ICR Commercial Real Estate.


  1. Barry;
    Merry Christmas ! Would you please send me an email? I want your advice on an issue.

  2. I’m thrilled I came across your blog, “Definition of a Salesperson – The Saskatchewan Edge” posted by Barry Stuart, which led me to your site. The article makes interesting read, with down-to-earth examples. I am more thrilled to see your list of recent posts on topics of interest. I am a brand strategist (catalyst) based in Lagos and I decided to start writing and training, to educate and harness the untapped brand development potentials here, esp in the Real Estate sector. Thank you for this heap of gold and God bless you.

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