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Introhive leases space at Bank of Canada Building

75 Prince William Street, Saint John, NB

When Introhive first arrived in Saint John they needed office space quickly which allowed for flexibility while they ramped up their presence in Saint John. Connexion Works provides an ideal short term solution. Once they got a better handle on their growth strategy for this market it became evident that they would need to find a larger and more permanent solution. A search of the local vacant office space uncovered a space that seemed ideal. The space was formerly occupied by DFS Architects and had been completely renovated only 4 years ago. It has a cool modern vibe and a great view of the harbour! Introhive only needed to make a few minor changes to the space to make it perfect for them.

LEASING PHOTOS: Partners Global Corporate Real Estate

Introhive is a relationship data science platform for #CRM that drives user adoption and proactively delivers valuable insights about clients and prospects. They now have 16 employees in Saint John. Jerry Carr, Introhive’s CTO commented “We are continuously recruiting and having an awesome office space is a key part of attracting top talent.”

Stephanie Turner, Partners Global Corporate Real Estate, represented Introhive as well as DFS Architects and the head-landlord Prince Williams Property ULC in this leasing transaction.

The Bank of Canada building is also FOR SALE. For more info on this investment opportunity CLICK HERE

Historical Facts- The Skinner Building

58 King Street, Saint John, New Brunswick 

The history of Saint John is deep and often fascinating. I recently listed office space for lease on the top floor of 58 King Street and came to discover that the building is referred to as the Skinner Building.

“The Skinner Building was built in 1877 for clothier William Doherty. Alfred Skinner was the proprietor of a carpet wareroom in the building from the early 1880’s until the Great Depression in 1929.

After the “great fire”, Skinner started out on his own accord at 68 King Street. His business became too large for the premises so he relocated to this building. It was stated in the 1880’s that in Saint John there was no name more familiar in the households than “Skinner’s warerooms”.

He had many contracts for supplying carpets to hotels and public buildings throughout the Maritimes. In the early 1900’s Skinner’s was proclaimed to have the largest retail stock of floor coverings in Canada. ” READ MORE Source: www.historicaplaces.ca


Need office space? JUST LISTED: Located on the fourth floor, this 2,932 sf suite features exposed brick walls and modern/industrial vibe. Its layout comprises a reception / waiting area off the elevator, one private office, a spacious glassed-in boardroom, kitchenette and plenty of open space for workstations. Rich with character, this space will not last long – don’t miss out!

 

E.S. Fox Building Lease Signed

405 King William Road, Saint John

A 24,000+ sq ft industrial building located in the Spruce Lake Industrial Park owned by E.S. Fox has been leased on a short term basis (9-15 months) to a large industrial occupier as swing space to accommodate a refurbishment at the Tenant’s permanent facility. This comes directly on the heals of two earlier short terms leases.

The building was originally built for large component manufacturing and is pretty unique in the market. The ceilings are over 50 feet high and one end of the building opens up like an airplane hanger. The building sits on 27 acres of land in the Spruce Lake Industrial Park and is located in close proximity to the new barge terminal.

There are many reasons why a business may have short term requirements such as contract fulfillment, temporary storage or swing space. Although finding a long term tenant or buyer for the facility is preferred, E.S. Fox is pleased to have found multiple opportunities to lease the space to local businesses requiring short term facilities.

 

The building remains listed FOR SALE and FOR LEASE to long term tenants when the current short term lease expires.

Hub International now at corner of King and Germain

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.

Saint John’s First Boutique Hostel Experience…Coming June 2018

36 Water Street, Saint John, New Brunswick

BunkHaus Boutique Hostel

After learning of different boutique hostels popping up around the world, Ingrid Woodhouse was inspired to create her very own hostel business here in New Brunswick. And, although there was no doubt from the beginning that Uptown Saint John was the best location for BunkHaus, it took some time to find the perfect spot.

“I looked at a few places but it wasn’t until we walked into 36 Water Street that I knew the hostel had found a home,” says Ingrid. “It has a beautiful exposed brick wall that really showcases our city’s character, huge storefront windows that let in tons of natural light, it’s uptown on a ground floor, has high ceilings, and it even has my ideal footprint of 2500sq ft. It was a total homerun.”

Ingrid hopes that BunkHaus will help draw more travelers to the city and is excited to bring affordable yet chic accommodations to the Uptown core. The hostel will offer both private rooms and custom timber-frame bunks with stair access the top beds. As for the common area there will be a fresh new communal kitchen, long harvest table for sharing meals, and a lounge area for guests to relax and meet one another. The addition of a minibar as well as an outdoor patio with hammocks and heat lamps are also part of the plan but will come later. On-site laundry and free Wi-Fi will be vailable too.

With traditional Saint John architecture of 12ft high ceilings, exposed brick, and large windows, there will be no problem making this space a home using local art, plants, and comfortable Scandinavian-inspired furnishings. Guests will feel right at home here as they share meals, music, and memories together in the communal spaces designed to bring people together.

“We’re incredibly delighted to see the BunkHaus coming uptown and look forward to the grand opening.  Without a doubt, this will be another great addition to the neighborhood.  Not only will this be very high quality, it will also satisfy a need in the marketplace.  We congratulate Ingrid on her vision and for seizing the opportunity,” says Keith Brideau of Historica Developments.

To follow renovations and keep up-to-date with news and future offers, follow @BunkHausHostel on Facebook and Instagram.
WEBSITE COMING SOON at www.bunkhaushostel.com.

Stephanie Turner, Partners Global worked with Ingrid to find the perfect space and represented BunkHaus in the negotiations in the Landlord, Historica Developments.

Breakout moving from Rothesay Ave to Parkway Mall

212 McAllister Drive, Saint John, New Brunswick

Photo Courtesy of Breakout Saint John

If you’ve driven by Parkway Mall recently you may have noticed a new sign. Breakout Saint John announced today that they are moving from their current location on Rothesay Avenue to this new location. They leased a portion of the former liquor store. Breakout Saint John is an award-winning entertainment and team-building company that offers themed escape room games. This area of east Saint John is well known as a high traffic retail node and provides them with much better visibility.

Julia Pugley, President, issued a Press Release in which she said “Not only does this mean a larger and more central location for this popular local business, it also includes the much-anticipated launch of all-new escape rooms and puzzles.” This is great news for fans of Breakout!

Breakout’s next new room is slated to open before the end of May and the company also plans to announce an official grand opening in the coming weeks. Visit their website: www.breakoutsaintjohn.ca

Stephanie Turner, Partners Global, represented the Tenant in the negotiations with Tidan Inc., the owners of Parkway Mall. 

Lorneville Mechanical leasing E.S. Fox building

405 King William Road, Saint John

As reported by HUDDLE, Lorneville Mechanical Contractor’s Ltd (“Lorneville”) announced this week that they won a contract to fabricate large modules as part of an expansion at the Irving Oil Refinery. Although they’re manufacturing the components at their current facility in the Spruce Lake Industrial Park, they required additional space. The nearby E.S. Fox building located at 405 King William Road was vacant and on the market. They’re using the Fox building for their tooling group and for some material storage associated with the project. “Given the short term nature of the contact, it didn’t make financial sense to purchase the building but we were fortunate enough to be able to negotiate a 9 month lease of the facility” says Todd Bethune, Lorneville’s C.F.O. There were other ways to satisfy the requirement for additional space but the close proximity to Lorneville’s current facility made the E.S. Fox building an ideal solution and both sides were pleased to be able to hammer out a deal.  

The 24,000 sq ft facility with 54’ clear ceiling height sits on 27 acres of land and is ideal for large module manufacturing. It will continue to be marketed for sale or lease and will be vacated by Lorneville in early March 2018. For more information on 405 King William Road click HERE

Stephanie Turner of Partners Global represented both the Landlord and Tenant in the transaction