Katie Burkard is a dynamic, forward thinking and spirited entrepreneur whose journey into real estate started in 2003
when she co-founded VanCity Lofts, one of Vancouver’s largest loft companies. Within 3 years she co-launched Blu Realty, a modern boutique brokerage, followed by several years with the Carros Group, before being invited to join the world renowned brokerage of Engel and Volkers, as an owner.
Since, Katie has been a valued partner with the firm. EV began as a specialty agency, providing discreet, high-end real estate services to wealthy European investors. By demonstrating competence and passion early on, EV rapidly earned an industry reputation for unparalleled service, a valued network and strong leadership.
Today, EV has offices across the globe, in 38 countries, spanning six continents with offices in all major cities - a testament to perfecting their signature white glove style of service, while retaining their distinctive boutique style European roots.
Coupled with recognizing Katie’s professionalism and exceptional work ethic, clients instantly sense Katie’s passion and intuitive ability for seeking out the distinctive. Katie has a deep understanding of the connection between home as a reflection of oneself and home owner. Katie’s approach strives to accurately understand her client’s persona, taste aspirations, and aesthetic standards.
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 5% of Realtors®, year after year. Through Katie’s deep connection with the EV core values of curation, competence, exclusivity, passion for real estate and fine living, she lives and breathes these principles with a dedicated level of service and commitment to her client base.
Katie’s breath of experience allows both time spent with individual clients, finding their forever homes or consulting with the city's most influential developers in helping launch and sell products that meet market demands.