About our Company

About our Company



Who We Are & What We Do

Avala Equities is a privately held, full-service real estate investment firm. We specialize in the acquisition and repositioning of mismanaged and undervalued properties in strategic locations across Canada. We currently own and manage properties in Edmonton and surrounding areas, Calgary, and Metro Vancouver.




Residential & Commercial.


Offering competitive rental prices.


Our Team

Vedran Jakovljevic


Vedran is the founder and CEO of Avala Equities and established the company in 2006. He is responsible for setting the direction of the company and overseeing all facets of the business. His primary focus is on acquisition, financing and mentoring. Through relentless drive, attention to detail and focus on team cohesion, Vedran has demonstrated his ability to continuously adapt and grow the company throughout various economic climates.

Vedran was born in Serbia and has lived in Canada for the last 24 years. He has a degree in Business Communications from the University of Alberta.

Juliana Salvador

Property Manager

Juliana was born and raised in Edmonton, has been practicing real estate and property management since 2015 with experience in both residential and commercial. Juliana recently joined the team as a Property Manager and oversees the day to day activity for Avala’s social media accounts. Exceptional customer service has always been the heart of her work ethic and shows in her ability to retain positive client relationships.

She’s passionate about professional development and taking on new challenges. Juliana loves to travel, read, explore new places and spend quality time with family and friends.

Vesna Milanovic

Property Manager

Vesna Milanovic is a property manager based out of Calgary, Alberta. With over two years of property management experience, Vesna has demonstrated strength in administrative, contract, and communications skills. In this role she is responsible for overseeing day-to-day management of multiple residential buildings, managing service providers and vendors. She is also the single point of contact for all existing and potential renters.

Prior to obtaining her current position with Avala Equities, Vesna has worked in a client-focused environment within the Ministry of Economy, Montenegro which enabled her to smoothly transition to property management.

Simona Soth

Property Manager

Simona is a Slovakian who has been living in Calgary for over 8 years. She recently joined the team of Avala Equities to hone her skills in the property management industry.

With her strong work ethic, diligence, and top-notch customer service skills, her work has resulted in numerous referrals and growth of the customer base. Her uplifting personality and motivation to learn more and pursue excellence enables her to tackle the toughest challenges at work.

Simona loves different cultures and old traditions, which some of them she keeps in her family from her ancestors. That includes food, dance, events and clothing. Her hobbies are traditional dancing, any kind of sport, cooking, and hiking.

Marko Jokanovic

Property Manager

Marko is an Operations and Property manager with a profound understanding of the real estate industry. He also has experience in the financial and marketing industries.

Along with his deep experience, Marko is passionate about asset management and willing to deep dive into specific market needs. His approach to the market is to connect people and showcase the diverse service that Avala Equities Ltd provides. He supports the company in providing solutions for tenants, landlords, and property managers, being available 7 days a week for people who need the right solution for their commercial or living space inquiries.

Marko has a Diploma in Financial management and a diploma in Strategic Management from the International Business Management Institute in Berlin, Germany. He also has a diploma in Civil construction from the People’s University in Serbia.

His interests include mountain biking, martial arts, freediving and archery.

Izabella Sousa

Business Operations Manager

Izabella is the business operations manager for Avala Equities. She has spent the last 3 years progressing throughout the company, starting as a cleaner and lower level leasing agent. She saw an opportunity with the company and diligently worked to meet, and set the standards at the company through her work.

Born and raised in Edmonton, she recognizes the importance of trust between Avala Equities and residents and strives to exceed their expectations everyday.
Izabella provides high level management to ensure balance between residents, communities and associates. Her goal is to make sure Avala Equities is constantly growing and evolving so they can continue to expand through Western Canada and stay up to date with the changing and competitive market.