Broker & CEO

“A shortcut is the longest distance between two points”

Photo of Lisa

Lisa’s journey into real estate began in Toronto, ON living with her grandparents and parents under one roof… her grandmother actively invested in real estate properties in ‘Cabbage Town’, owning and operating grocery stores and quick service restaurants. Today, the landscape between River, Oak and Gerard streets are mostly occupied by purpose-built apartment buildings and condominiums. Since then, Lisa and her family moved from Toronto however, both parents always insisted on getting a solid education, instilled a philosophy of ‘moving to where the opportunities are’ and ‘to be the best at what you do, whatever you choose to do’.

Lisa had the opportunity to travel and live in many places around the world; Lisa’s father, being a university professor in Engineering with an extensive consulting career took the family to many destinations including Moscow for a year, Prague for six months, Copenhagen and California for several months to name a few of the many places they travelled to and lived beyond being a visitor. Lisa still enjoys travelling and recently experienced a safari in Kenya, and travels to Australia, New Zealand and the Seychelles.

Years later and after graduating with a chemical engineering degree from McMaster University, she entered the workforce with ESSO Chemicals in Sarnia, Ontario, later being transferred to Calgary with NOVA Chemicals. Like so many new Albertans, Lisa relocated to the province seeking great potential and opportunity. Lisa’s husband, John Hripko, followed Lisa to Calgary and very soon after became a realtor with Royal LePage. Years later, Lisa acquired an established corporate relocation company and founded Citysearch Rental Network Inc. soon thereafter. Lisa’s passion drives the heart of Citysearch, helping clients make informed real estate decisions… this is a driving force behind the company’s impressive track record.

Lisa and John have two children; Alex (Hripko) has joined the Citysearch Team and Rhys (Hripko) is finishing up his last year at the University of Alberta in the co-op Chemical Engineering program.

What are your favorite golden rules?
  1. Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are
  2. Live, play, sleep… and give
  3. It is never too late to reinvent yourself
  4. Help clients make educated and comfortable decisions
  5. Invest in great accessories
What song motivates you?
Beautiful Life (Ace of Base)
What did you do prior to real estate?
Worked in the petrochemicals (polymer) industry with multi-national employers as a professional engineer
Three words that others use to describe me:
  1. Loyal
  2. Engaging
  3. Curious
What is your ideal morning?
A great cup of coffee


  • Waterfront


  • French Kitchen with caterers


  • Attached Multi-car Garage

    Attached Multi-car Garage

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