About our team

We’re not just realtors— we’re a collaborative, dynamic, creative team with a shared passion for unique properties and unforgettable experiences. Nothing at Abode is one-size-fits-all: we believe each project and client deserves a tailored approach, designed just for them. 

Get to know our team below— and then reach out to find out how we can work together. 

Tita | Developments / Sales Advisor

Tita’s superpower is her sharp negotiation skills, and keen understanding of the dynamic Vancouver market. Her exceptional instincts for identifying and executing big projects place her ahead of the pack, as one of Vancouver’s top realtors year after year. With strong ties to her community, she takes a relationship-first approach that goes far beyond the transactional.  

Her background in corporate management, including supporting the arrival of Sephora Western Canada in 2008, has equipped her with a unique perspective on the ingenuity, grit, and agility required to navigate the Vancouver market. Her determination to achieve positive outcomes for her clients is her greatest strength, and with that comes strong negotiation skills and financial expertise on all real estate investment levels.

Tita is proud to be a part of the Development Division at Engel and Volkers. With experience in both the residential and developmental sides of real estate. Tita has worked with seasoned Developers on everything from land acquisition to commercial buildings to new development projects. Her experience has allowed her to hone her skills in consulting, acquiring land, design, and marketing and sales. This multidimensional understanding of the real estate industry has allowed her to successfully launch and sell developments of every size and scale, and secured her place in the Medallion Club, Vancouver's top 5% of Realtors®, 

What keeps Tita going are the people she works with, and taking care of her clients is her number one priority. Fluent in Spanish, she can also provide seamless support to international clients. With the launch of Abode, Tita is excited to start the next chapter in her real estate career alongside her talented and wonderful colleagues.

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Katie |  Sales Advisor / Marketing

There’s nothing that Katie finds more exciting than the challenge and potential of a truly unique home. With more than 19 years of experience, including co-founding and launching two successful real estate companies, Katie has distinguished herself as one of Vancouver’s leading realtors. A true real estate matchmaker, she believes each client deserves a home that is as singular and distinctive as them.

Katie Burkard is a dynamic, forward-thinking and spirited entrepreneur and a partner at the globally-renowned Engel & Volkers Vancouver. She’s earned her reputation as one of Vancouver’s leading realtors by going above and beyond for her clients, and by collaborating with the city’s most influential developers to launch and sell the homes that shape our communities. 

Katie’s passion and drive are evident in the accomplishments of her professional journey to date. She co-founded two successful real estate companies before joining the prestigious Carros Group, where she distinguished herself with her ability to find striking properties and her talent for matching clients with their dream homes. From there, she was invited to join Engel and Völkers Vancouver as a co-owner. Katie is proud to be a valued partner at EVV, a firm that elevates service and leadership to an art.

She never shies away from a challenge, embracing unique homes like an East Van artist warehouse and a walk-on beachfront building lot on Savary Island. Her professionalism and exceptional work ethic are complemented by her passion and instinct for the distinctive. Katie deeply understands that a home reflects the owner, and she strives to truly understand her clients’ needs, taste and aesthetics in order to find a perfect fit. 

As an artful negotiator and seasoned real estate agent,  she relies on her long standing experience, expertise and instinct to place herself in the Medallion Club, Vancouver's top 10% of Realtors®, year after year. When she’s not focused on her individual clients, she works with the city’s most influential developers to launch and sell the homes that will shape the future of our communities.

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Jesse | Photographer & Filmmaker / Creative Director

A born creative with an eye for design, Jesse brings his artistic vision to photographing architecture and interior design. With more than a decade of experience in Vancouver real estate, his work has an unmistakably editorial approach and singular point of view. 

As the son of an artist and a photographer, Jesse was destined for a creative future. After studying fashion design, he worked briefly in the apparel industry before discovering his passion for real estate photography. Early on, he established a niche as a photographer who represented architecture and interior design in an elevated and authentic way. He specializes in using natural light to develop a strong sense of chiaroscuro in his work, lending his photographs a highly idiosyncratic character. 

Born in the UK but raised in Vancouver, Jesse brings a unique sensibility to his work that is influenced by his European and North American roots. He has worked with architects, designers, builders and realtors to hone his eye and refine his skills over more than a decade in the real estate industry.  A documentarian of luxurious and unique properties, Jesse’s work has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Dwell, Vancouver Magazine, and more. 

As the founder and director of Laver Creative, Abode’s in-house production team, Jesse leads the creation of films and photographs that are as distinctive and unforgettable as the properties they represent. 

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Kim - Buyers Agent 

Kim hit the ground running in the real estate industry, learning everything she could about the market and client needs. Her dedication and growing expertise are enhanced by her background in hospitality and restaurant management, where she mastered the art of staying cool and collected in fast-paced environments.

Kim launched her career in real estate alongside Tita, after honing her professional skills in hospitality and restaurant management. In every role, she has brought empathy and insight to her work, valuing trust and clear communication above all else. 

Kim brings unparalleled attention to detail and true enthusiasm to her work. With dedication and genuine curiosity, she has learned a great deal about the industry, market conditions, and client relations in a short period of time. Her work is guided by her personal understanding, borne from traveling and living abroad, of how important home really is. She brings that understanding to each client relationship, ensuring their needs are met at every step.

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Marbel - Executive Assistant / Administration

A genius for organization, Marbel’s dedication to operations and meticulous attention to detail ensures every client’s experience is smooth and refined. Her passion for real estate and ingenuity for systems thinking has led her to excel in administration and client care.

Equally passionate about real estate and organization, Marbel delights in lists, check marks and taking care of every last detail. With over fifteen years of administrative experience, she has refined client care to a science. Her expertise is complemented by her genuine warmth and desire for clients to have the best possible experience, anticipating and caring for their needs at every step. 

Outside of work, Marbel keeps her hands busy with creative projects at home and in her personal art practice, where she loves the process of bringing her ideas to life. 

Fiona - Interior Stylist / Stager / Organizer 

Fiona is an interior stylist, stager and organizer with a background in interior design. Drawing inspiration from travel and studying design at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, she has used a wide range of styles in her work, bringing clients' visions to life by combining beauty, comfort and functionality in their spaces. 

Fiona has always understood how people's spaces have a major impact on their lives and wellbeing and is dedicated to helping people achieve their dream spaces.