77 Germain Street (a.k.a 40 King Street), Saint John
In December of 2017 Hub International were approached by a local business about selling their property on Duke Street Uptown. This created a great opportunity for them to upgrade their location and stay in the Uptown Saint John core. Hub International Atlantic is a division of Canada’s largest insurance broker, and specializes in Commercial Insurance, Group Benefits, and Personal Insurance. According to Neil Josselyn “Our Saint John location has 15+ employees, and we represent every major insurance company in Canada.” Josselyn further explained “Our team had outgrown our Duke Street location, however we wanted to stay Uptown, and toured a number of different options. We decided that the sub-let opportunity on the 5th floor at the corner of King and Germain was the perfect location for us to call our new home.” Locals will know this building as home to many of Saint John’s local economic development agencies including Enterprise Saint John and the Chamber of Commerce.
The top priority in a new space was to get all of their staff on one level, while working in an open concept office environment. This space on Germain Street offered this and more. The space has a modern kitchen, a recently redone office with up-to-date I.T. infrastructure. However it maintained exposed brick walls and the radiators from the building’s past. Josselyn went on to say “The location is incredible, offering views of both King Square and Saint John Harbour, all while being across the street from the City Market, and pedway system.”
Stephanie Turner, Partners Global, was the listing agent and also acted as Hub International’s local Tenant Representative in negotiating the sub-lease.