Who Is Prospect Rise: Katia and Luis

At Avi Urban, we always get asked “Who will my neighbours be?” We know that neighbours are important, and each development we build is a community within a community. Get to know your future neighbours at Prospect Rise Kincora – because they’re rather awesome.


Katia and Luis


28, 26


Katia: Registered nurse on medical-oncology unit.

Luis: I work at an insurance company as a personal lines underwriter.

Home Purchased

Topaz with den at Prospect Rise Kincora

Purchase Date

August 2012

Why did you buy at Prospect Rise?

We bought at Prospect Rise because it was a really nice location. We both enjoy the northwest. The townhouse style was very convenient for the both of us, it wasn’t too small or too big and was exactly what we were looking for as a young couple. Two parking spots is a big seller.

What floorplan did you buy and what do you like about it?

We bought the Topaz with the den and two bedrooms. We really like the den idea, having a cute little office space, it’s just a nice little touch to the house.  It’s the perfect place. We chose the grey solid surface countertops, pendant lights and we got a fireplace too!

What do you love about Kincora?

We love the tower at Kincora. It feels really safe and it’s very pretty, lots of stonework and flowers and it’s very well maintained. It’s got everything across the street, from Starbucks to Co-op to the gym.

How did you meet?

We both grew up in the Spanish church. As time went on we both went our separate ways but we always stayed in contact through acquaintances. One day on Messenger we decided we should meet up. We met up and started dating pretty much right away.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done as a couple?

Luis: I think the engagement was kind of crazy. We got engaged on June 24th  when we were in the Bahamas. It was a magical moment.

Katia: It was right after midnight and there was lightning in the background, it was kind of like your storybook romance, like The Bachelor. It was a Bachelor moment, haha!

Favourite kinds of movies?

Katia: Romantic comedies and sappy movies

Luis: Fun little kid movies like Toy Story and Mighty Ducks, but the one that brings us both together is Lord of the Rings.

Favourite pizza toppings?

Katia: Pepperoni, mushroom and green pepper

Luis: I’ll take whatever!

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Katia: Cow tongue

Luis: Anchovies! On pizzas!? No. They don’t belong there.

What do your names mean?

Luis: War

Katia: Pure

What do you do on a Saturday night?

Luis: We like to stay in and watch movies at home, we’re just very chill and relaxed.

Katia: We have fun doing whatever!

Are you into sports?

Luis: Absolutely! I live and breathe soccer, and we’re big time hockey fans, too. We cheer for the Calgary Flames all the time. And swimming, too!

Katia: He actually taught me to swim recently, but I’m still learning.

Do you have any interesting hobbies?

Luis: I like to work out and play soccer, and spend time with friends and family

Katia: I have sponsor children, I like to write them letters, send them pictures and stickers

Who’s your favorite celebrity?

Luis: Take this one, Katia!
Katia: The Backstreet Boys! I’m a very loyal fan. My favourite growing up was Nick Carter!

What’s the most interesting place you’ve ever visited?

The Bahamas, it was just paradise

If you could go anywhere, where would you go?

Luis: Argentina, tovisit the country and the stadiums.  I’m a huge Argentina soccer fan.

Katia: I would love to go to Europe and see Italy and France.

Where are you going on your honeymoon?
We’re thinking maybe Disneyland. We’re both big kids.

Favourite place to eat in the city?

Our favourite restaurants are Chili’s and Matadors.

Who’s the best cook?

Katia: Luis is definitely the best cook. For our first anniversary he cooked up this awesome meal and I was so impressed. I thought, “He’s a keeper.”

Luis: That’s how you win the heart, with cooking!

Who’s going to be decorating your new house?

Katia: Luis knows exactly what colours we’re going to use, what vases we’re going to put where, he’s so into it, I love it!

Luis: I’m very excited about decorating our new home. I love that kind of stuff!

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Luis: I don’t know if this is a superpower, but I want Frank Sinatra’s voice. Have you heard him sing? Come on!

Katia: I would want to be invisible. I’d want to see what people do and say when nobody’s around…

Luis: Why are you looking at me when you say that? Haha!

What’s your favourite  kind of cheese?

Luis: I like feta cheese.

Katia: I like marble.