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Top 10 Reasons We Love CenterBeam Place

You may have read that Greenergy recently leased 8,000+ sq ft in CenterBeam Place (that story here) but there are still some great opportunities in this building if you are looking for new office space.

Here are the top 10 reasons we love this property:

  1. EXPOSED BRICK: This complex is actually an entire block of beautiful heritage buildings.
  2. MODERN VIBE: Exposed ceiling and ceiling mounted cable trays provide that modern industrial feel.
  3. LOCATION: Located at the center of the business core and a stone’s throw from the waterfront.
  4. PEDWAY ACCESS: Just steps from the climate controlled inside connection.
  5. PRICE: Rents at $12/sq ft (net) with lower-than-average additional rent means exceptional value.
  6. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Ramps and lifts throughout the property provide barrier free access.
  7. COURTYARD: The U shape of this complex makes way for a lovely greenspace off Grannan Lane.
  8. BEST IN CLASS LANDLORD: Professionally managed property. Exacting tenant services standards.
  9. ON SITE AMENITIES: Second Cup Coffee Shop and Handworks Artisan Gallery off main lobby.
  10. WOW FACTOR: Impress clients as well as attract & retain talent with space you can be proud of.

Want to see what is currently available for lease in CenterBeam Place? CLICK HERE

Call us today to book a private tour!

Surge In Office Sub-Lease Opportunities Evidence of Corporate Right-Sizing

COVID has had some unexpected and positive lasting effects on how we go about daily lives. When it comes to commercial real estate, the obvious one is the new hybrid work model. This new model results in office occupiers often being able to operate the same business with less office space. This new trend means landlords are taking back more space than ever when leases expire. We are also seeing more tenants, who are tied to leases, listing their space for sub-lease. This results in some advantages to tenants who are shopping for new office space.

  1. The vacancy rate is high which means landlords are often sharpening their pencils to attract tenants to their vacant spaces.
  2. Tenants are comparing market rents being advertised by landlords with sub-lease opportunities which are often discounted or, at least, very negotiable.
  3. Tenants have the opportunity to align their physical footprint to their current and future requirements.
  4. If downsizing, tenants can save on their monthly overhead or upgrade the quality of their space for the same rent resulting in space that is nicer, smarter or both!

The first step in right-sizing your office is to determine how your current office space is working for you. Once you understand your needs you may realize you need to shrink your space, move or lock the doors and turn off the lights. “Lock the doors and turn off the lights” might seems like a drastic move but if you don’t need the space and can successfully sub-let it, you may be able to drastically cut your losses. If you are tied to a lease but your space is no longer working for you, sub-letting your space is an option. Some landlords, in order to attract you to their building, may even make it attractive for you to move mid-lease.


All this to say… If you have too much space or are in the wrong space, call us to discuss your options.

Germain Office Suites for Sub-Let

These two office suites just hit the market. They are third floor walk-up but the cool vibe makes climbing a few stairs totally worth it. Furniture in place negotiable.

SUB-LEASE – 107 Germain Street, Saint John, NB

Located in the former Bustins building. 3,888 3rd floor office suite is full of heritage charm and available immediately. It features large open concept with 4 offices and/or meeting rooms along with washrooms and kitchenette. Building professionally managed by Historica Properties. This is a sub-lease opportunity. Head-lease expires August 31st, 2023. Long term lease available subject to negotiations.

Can be combined with the suite below for a combined for a total of 7,123 sq ft

LEASE RATES: $5,500 per month +HST +utilities


SUB-LEASE – 99 Germain Street, Saint John, NB

Located in the former Bustins building at 99 Germain Street. 3,235 square foot 3rd floor office suite full of heritage charm and available immediately. Open concept with loft offices/meetings rooms. Building professionally managed by Historica Properties. This is a sub-lease opportunity. Head-lease expires August 31st, 2023. Long term lease available subject to negotiations.

Can be combined with the suite above for a total of 7,123 sq ft

LEASE RATES: $20/sq ft +HST +utilities


9 ACRES Development Land in Hampton

15 Railway Crescent, Hampton, NB

9 acres of land in heart of Hampton’s business district.

The large parcel of land runs parallel to Main Street (behind Hampton Pharmasave). Access would be off Railway Crescent.

  • Municipal sewer lines run on two sides of the property and municipal water runs on neighbouring property.
  • 3 Phase underground power runs to edge of property. 
  • The F6 Networks fibre backbone passes right providing access to international connectivity, dark fibre, 21st century infrastructure.

Ideal location for senior’s complex but zoning allows for a wide range of uses including residential, office, boutique hotel, commercial recreational use.

CLICK HERE for more information


Brunswick Brokers is pleased to have facilitated the leasing of office space in CenterBeam place by Greenergy Fuels Canada. Greenergy is an international distributor of transport fuels, marketing in the UK, Ireland and Canada. In addition to their European offices, they have offices in Saint John, Toronto and Houston to serve their expanding North American business.

In Saint John, they were most recently leasing office space at 107 Germain Street above Italian-by-Night but the space was no longer functional for the way the organization works and they found a more suitable office suite in CenterBeam Place. “This new space is a game changer for us. It allows a much more effective use of the space we are leasing.” Says Jill Miller the Renewables Growth and Compliance Manager for the company.

CenterBeam Place consists of a city block of heritage buildings built in 1878-1880 and restored in the early 2000’s. The interior features exposed brick & beams, ample natural light and wheelchair accessibility. Property features landscaped courtyard gardens with many amenities on site including: coffee shop, restaurant, banking and more. A much sought-after location for any company seeking an unparalleled work environment of beauty and efficiency.

Stephanie Turner, Senior Advisor, Brunswick Brokers Limited brokered the deal.

Are you interested in office space in CenterBeam Place Click here for other available options.

Reception Area, Suite 250, CenterBeam Place, Saint John, NB

384 Lancaster Sells for Second Time in Four Years

Brunswick Brokers Limited is pleased to announce that 384 Lancaster Avenue, Saint John has been sold again. The property is located in west Saint John not far from Reversing Falls Bridge and features a 25,000+/- sq ft commercial building on 1.91 acres of land.  Unfortunately it’s too soon to announce publicly what the new owner’s plans are.

This is the second time this property has traded hands in the past 4 years. It sold previously in 2018 when T4G Limited struck a deal with Nuuvera Inc. As part of the acquisition, Nuuvera had successfully rezoned the property to allow it to be used as a laboratory for the testing and production of medicinal cannabis oils. The property was never used for cannabis processing and in late 2021, the owners determined that the property was no longer required by their company and listed it for sale.

Stephanie Turner of Brunswick Brokers Limited was the Listing Agent  

Did you miss out on this opportunity? Call us today to discuss other properties for sale in the Greater Saint John area.


44 Chipman Hill, Saint John, N.B.

The 5th floor of Brunswick House just hit the market! This floor features beautiful reception area, several bright private offices with amazing view, some open area for workstations or hoteling and a well-appointed boardroom.

For leasing info on Brunswick House CLICK HERE



Brunswick Brokers Limited is thrilled to have worked with Acre Architects ( on their search for new office space. After many great years at 87 Canterbury Street it was time for a change. “We loved our space on Canterbury, but accessibility and connection to our community was a challenge on a 3rd floor without an elevator. We wanted a fresh new space where we would be more connected to the heart of the city.”  Acre Architects moved in to suite 110 in Brunswick House on the 1st of October. The space is just off the Brunswick House lobby at 44 Chipman Hill behind the TD bank. Acre Architects new ‘storefront-like’ office features large windows facing City Hall and down towards the waterfront at Market Slip. Acre Architects is a welcome addition to the street front realm with their creative presence.

The space was previously occupied by Bonfire. Wondering where they went? After the Ginger Agency acquired Bonfire back in June of this year, it made strategic sense for everyone to be co-located at 40 King Street.

Stephanie Turner of Brunswick Brokers Limited represented both Landlord (Commercial Properties Limited) and the Tenant (Acre Architects) in this office leasing transaction.

Are you in the market for office space uptown? Contact one of our agents today or check out our listings a

NEW LISTING: Turn-key Office Suite in Place 400

400 MAIN STREET Suite 2080 (PLACE 400)

Up to 10,891 square feet for sub-let with free parking. Space is nicely finished and move-in ready. Large open area, offices, meeting rooms, boardrooms, kitchen and more. Possession in as little as 30 days. Accessible from parking lot via 3 banks of elevators. Head-lease expires December 31st, 2026. Longer term lease may also be available if required. Free paved surface parking.

Sub-lease rates as is starting at $12.00/sq ft (net) + $13.40/sq ft. Furniture negotiable.

CLICK HERE for all the details including floorplan

CONTEST: Chance to win a fall-themed NB Box

Brunswick Brokers Limited presents IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN virtual hunt

Take a virtual look around a vacant suite on the 6th floor of the Mercantile Centre in Saint John to find hidden pumpkins. The view from this suite is spectacular. You might even see a cruise ship or two!

Navigate the Matterport Virtual Tour of Suite 601 in the Mercantile Centre and take note of the number of PUMPKINS hidden in the space.

The correct answer gets you 1 entry in the draw for an autumn themed curated NB Box valued at over $100 along with some Halloween treats!

CLICK HERE for all the contest details