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The Gray Group out of PEI are interested in helping with the cause of homelessness in Saint John, NB

BACKSTORY: This property has had its share of challenges with the homeless. The front entrance was, until recently, frequently used as a shelter from the elements. The landlord has, on numerous occasions had to hire someone to remove garbage, graffiti and needles. Uptown Saint John has also assisted with the removal of graffiti as well as the use of their high pressure washer to remove the smell of urine from the exterior stairwell. The Landlord felt they had no choice but to install a security gate at that entrance.

There was also a recent break-in through the rear entrance with individuals occupying the vacant upper floors. The police had to be called in. The space is currently being advertised for lease so, again, a contractor had to be brought in to repair damage, change the locks and clean the space.

The Gray Group would be willing to help with lower lease rates (to be discussed) and Brunswick Brokers Limited would be willing to offer our services to the landlord at a discount to help in an way we can to explore this location as part of a larger solution.

They have 3 vacant floors at 73 King Street in uptown Saint John above Vogue Optical and Ami Tea. Each floor is approx 5,000 square feet for a total area of 15,000 square feet. The upper floors can be accessed off of King Street as well as off of South Market Street. The South Market Street entrance is more welcoming with natural light and wider stairwell. This was used as the main entrance for the previous tenant.

The 2nd floor is a former night club and has heat, lighting and multi-stall washrooms

2nd floor Photo Gallery

The 2nd and 3rd floor have concrete floors, are wide open and undeveloped.

For more information on this space and to explore options contact: Stephanie Turner (506) 333-3442

Brownfield Property Sells in Saint John, NB

Part 1 of 2: Challenging Properties Series: BROWNFIELDS  

SOLD: 7.16 acres of waterfront land in west Saint John on the St. John River at Deep Cove.

Decades ago the property was the site of a municipal incinerator and in recent years has been used by the owner for disposing of commercial fill. Evidence of the property’s past is still evident over the bank of the river where traces of glass and metal that didn’t get burned in the incinerator remain. The site is referred to in real estate terms as a “brownfield”. To be labeled a brownfield, the site must only be suspected of contamination. Investing in brownfield properties is seen as important because it contributes to protecting the environment by helping to clean potentially contaminated sites. 

The subject property at 303 Milford Road in Saint John NB recently sold for $250,000. Future plans for the property are unknown.

Subject property shown above highlighted in red

Stephanie Turner of Brunswick Brokers represented the seller P.A. Martin General Contracting and Peter Pappas of Re/Max represented the buyer.  

Do you own a brownfield property that you would like to sell? Contact us to see how we can help?

VIRTUAL TOUR BRUNSWICK HOUSE 8th FLOOR

Would you like to take a virtual walk through the 8th floor of Brunswick House located at 44 Chipman Hill in Saint John? Here’s your chance. The tour starts at the entrance to suite 800 which is 6,195 square feet of leaseable office space and ends with suite 810 which is a smaller office suite(1,891 square feet). If you look closely you will see many of the private offices offer water views of the beautiful Saint John Harbour!

For more information on Brunswick House including additional photos and floorplans visit the Brunswick House property listing page https://www.bbrokers.ca/property/brunswick-house/

Doctor’s Office Available for Lease Uptown

133 Prince William Street (Suite 706), Saint John, NB

1,554 square feet. Ideal for young physician just starting their practice. This former doctor’s office features reception/waiting area, office, 3 treatment rooms with sinks and a file room. Very competitive lease rates and a water view!

WALK THROUGH VIDEO

FLOORPLAN

1,554 square feet

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS SPACE AND OTHERS IN THE HARBOUR BUILDING CLICK HERE

Full floor available in Iconic RED ROSE Building

4,378 square foot turn-key office suite now available for lease.

Suite 310 (4,378 sq ft) is currently vacant.
Layout includes open areas, private offices, meeting rooms and kitchen.
Space features exposed brick and beam architecture and water view.

Need more space? Option is available to lease the entire floor which amounts to just shy of 6,000 square feet of leaseable area. For more information/photos/floorplans for the Red Rose building CLICK HERE

Brock Turner Joins Brunswick Brokers Team

ANNOUNCEMENT

Brunswick Brokers Limited is excited to announce that Brock Turner will be joining our growing team. Brock will be participating in our Commercial Real Estate Advisor Apprentice Program. In the short term, while apprenticing, Brock will be providing sales and marketing support to the Saint John team. Brock’s business and marketing background and previous hands-on experience will serve him well as he hones his skills in the commercial real estate industry.

Join us in welcoming Brock to the Brunswick Brokers team and we invite you to connect with him on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brock-turner

Canadian Plasma Resources to Open at East Point

I’m so pleased to have represented Canadian Plasma Resources in the leasing of space at East Point Shopping in Saint John, New Brunswick. They will make a great addition to the tenant mix!

Canadian Plasma Resources (CPR) is a pharmaceutical manufacturer licensed by Health Canada and certified by the European Union and the International Quality Plasma Program. CPR collects quality plasma from healthy donors. That plasma is used for further manufacturing into therapies to treat a variety of health conditions.

Canadian Plasma Resources
Photo source: www.giveplasma.ca

CPR will be located beside FYI Doctors. The facility is currently undergoing renovations to meet stringent medical standards.  It is scheduled to be open to the public on or before January 1st, 2022.

Canadian Plasma Resources will be the third medical-related tenant at East Point Shopping joining East Point Dental and FYI Doctors optometrists and dispensary. 

For more Information about Canadian Plasma Resources CLICK HERE

Stephanie Turner of Brunswick Brokers represented the Tenant in this transaction.

Shantel’s Wagging Tails purchases 1112 Fairville

1112 Fairville Boulevard, Saint John, NB

Brunswick Brokers Limited is pleased to announced that Shantel’s Wagging Tails has purchased 1112 Fairville Boulevard in Saint John, New Brunswick.  

Shantel’s Wagging Tails is owned and operated by Shantel Beck who carries the designation KPA CPT, CPDT-KA and is an active member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Shantel’s Wagging Tails has been in operation since December of 2012. With the acquisition of this new property, Shantel will be relocating her business from the Maritime Opportunity Centre on Sand Cove Road. “I feel so fortunate to work in an industry that I love. Over the next couple of months, we will be renovating the property to accommodate our business. We hope to have our grand opening in September with the exact date to be announced later.”  

Shantel Beck with her golden retriever Lou.

She currently offers dog daycare, overnight boarding as well as training classes. This 7,792 square foot facility on close to an acre of land will allow Shantel to take on more clients by increasing her capacity for boarding and daycare. She also plans to expand her services to include grooming.

Her timing could not be better! According to a recent CBC article “All those new pet photos you’ve been seeing on social media don’t lie. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted booming demand for pets from Canadians feeling isolated after months of social distancing. And that’s meant big opportunities for a slew of Canadian companies that cater to that craving for companionship. READ THE CBC ARTICLE >>> Pandemic isolation sees booming demand for pets — and for businesses that cater to them


1112 Fairville Boulevard was formerly occupied by Prime Material Handling who have relocated their business to 40 Stinson Drive in the Spruce Lake Industrial Park. Prime is the largest locally owned material handling company in Atlantic Canada, serving NB, NS and PEI.

Stephanie Turner of Brunswick Brokers was the listing agent and also represented the buyer in the transaction.

CAM Leases Flex Space at 604 Rothesay Ave

Brunswick Brokers Ltd is pleased to announced that they have successfully brokered a lease deal between Creative Art Multimedia Inc. (CAM)  and Project Group Ltd for 4,183 square feet of office/commercial flex space at 604 Rothesay Avenue. Built in 1912 as a car manufacturing facility, this beautiful building known as “The Maritime Singer Building” has been painstakingly redeveloped as modern commercial space all while maintaining much of its original unique character. The space featured high ceilings, exposed brick and beams, large energy efficient windows and in-floor radiant heat. Even the original 2 ton overhead crane is still in place.  

According to Steve Belyea, owner of the building, “Very few people from Saint John know the history of the car that was made here”. The Maritime Singer Six car was a luxury vehicle assembled at this location in 1913 and 1914. It is believed that none of the cars survive today.  “The tenant Creative Art Multimedia Inc.(CAM) was an ideal fit for the property. It’s important to me that the history of the building be preserved and I thought CAM was such a good fit because, among other things, CAM is specialized in “TRANSPORTATION DESIGN ” and currently they are designing a prototype of new EV Ford F150 Raptor from this facility.

Winston Mendez (Founder & CEO) and Kamran Mohammed (Co-Founder & Managing Director) of CAM Institute of Design & Studio: “From the time we saw the building, we just fell in love with the space. We knew it would set the perfect tone for the launch of CAM, the first advanced design institute in Atlantic Canada that offers students a chance to work in the industry while completing their program. Additionally, the unique architecture of the building would set for the perfect backdrop for our latest design tools and technologies available for students.” According to their website, “CAM Institute of Design & Studio is a one-of-a-kind institute in Atlantic Canada to offer a combination of Communication and Industrial design programs. With over 25 years of collective experience, our team has curated a unique learning curriculum that prepares students to succeed in the continually evolving design industry. CAM offers programs like Transportation Design, VFX, Animation, Automation & Sculpting, Interior-Furniture & Retail Design, Graphic Design, Product Design and more.”

Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CAMInstituteofDesign or visit www.thecam.ca.

Stephanie Turner of Brunswick Brokers Limited brokered the deal. 

SOLD: 661 Millidge Ave

Brunswick Brokers Limited is pleased to announce that 661 Millidge Avenue in Saint John is under new ownership. The 1 story office building, located at the corner of Millidge Avenue and University Avenue has a 26,000 sq ft floorplate as well as a full basement. In addition to the 2.1 acre corner lot on which the building sits, the opportunity included a 2.3 acre surplus parcel across the street. Most of the surplus land is currently a paved parking lot which served as overflow parking for the office building. The property was listed for sale for $2,600,000. 

Stephanie Turner of Brunswick Brokers was the Listing Agent representing the seller Inmar Promotions Canada Inc., which relocated to another building in the Saint John area. Jonathon Rasenberg of Coldwell Banker represented the buyer in the transaction and is also part owner of the buying group.