Donna Banks

Donna Banks

Senior Vice President


With over 40 years’ experience in commercial real estate, Donna brings her clients an in-depth knowledge of the current market place along with strong negotiation skills, and a thorough understanding of the strategic and financial aspects of the industry. Donna focuses on client management and leadership to help position her clients to obtain the best possible real estate strategy for their office and industrial portfolio of spaces.


606 - 4 Street SW
Suite 1400
Calgary, AB T2P 1T1



Donna has recently stepped back from her position on the Real Estate Sector Advisory Committee for Calgary Economic Development. She is currently a licensed Associate with the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA).

Donna has served on many non-profit boards over her career and is a life board member of Catholic Family Services. She is the founding chair of The Unlocking Potential Foundation which raises funds for programs which serve the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Calgary and surrounding areas.

“Donna was instrumental in orchestrating our frequent space expansions as we grew our operations and added an office in Edmonton, and more recently, in bringing all her market knowledge and negotiation skills to leverage our real estate position during the economic downturn brought on by the oil price collapse.”
Brian T. Rogers, M.Sc P.Eng  |   Principal
Klohn Crippen Berger
“Our company has a very structured process for real estate and Donna and her team have been able to adjust how they do business to not only fit within our structured process but become a trusted partner for our management team and or legal counsel. We will not do real estate transactions without Cresa involved being a part of the process.”
Michael Slapman  |   Controller, CFO
Ply Gem Canada Inc.

Cornerstone BP

Boyden Global Search

Calgary Arts Development Authority

Klohn Crippen Berger

Project Management Group

Ascent Health

Tetra Tech

Twin Eagle Resources Management

Donna has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mount Allison University in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University

Family, church and outdoor activities (squash, hiking, swimming), Founding Chair of Unlocking Potential Foundation, member of Business Investment Advisory Committee for Calgary Economic Development, Life Board Member - Catholic Family Services