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Who is Brunswick Brokers?

Some of you have seen the news that the Saint John & Moncton offices of Partners Global have rebranded. Back in 2015, just about the time I joined the brokerage, Brunswick Brokers Limited created an alliance with Halifax based Partners Global Corporate Real Estate. After a five year partnership, it was determined that it was time for each company to stand on it’s own again.

With the help of local company Bonfire, we developed a new logo which was the launching point for our whole new look. We hired a local in-house marketing resource, rolled out a new website www.bbrokers.ca, new email addresses and new signage. Otherwise, It’s business as usual in Saint John!

DON’T FORGET TO UPDATE MY EMAIL ADDRESS! It’s now sturner@bbrokers.ca and watch for our new signs out in the market now!

Bank of Canada building SOLD

75 Prince William Street, Saint John, NB

Known as the Bank of Canada Building, the circa 1960’s office building with a mid-century vibe has sold. The property, strategically located at the epicenter of uptown Saint John’s business district, was acquired by an investor from Calgary Alberta. The property traded for $1,680,000

The Seller, Prince Williams Properties ULC, based in California, had owned the building for several years. Strong leasing activity in the building over the last 18 months meant that the building was almost fully occupied with a strong mix of tenants making the property more attractive to investors.

“I really appreciate the expertise and diligence of Stephanie Turner in securing the leases in a challenging environment and ultimately closing the sale on the property. It’s been a pleasure to work with her.” commented the seller.

In their own announcement earlier today, the buyer stated “At 34,500 sq ft and 12 units, it is the largest office building I have bought yet. But what is more impressive is the team of extremely competent pros that made this happen during the chaos of COVID19 over the past couple months.”

Although these are uncertain times, the property boasts tenants in industries such as law, tech and alternative energy which continue to perform well despite the pandemic.

Stephanie Turner was the Listing Agent and Milad Debly, Century 21 represented the Buyer.

NEW SEA Bird Suites – Millidgeville

819 Millidge Ave, Saint John, New Brunswick

Site of the former Mission Church (St John the Baptist & St Clement) 

Two signs have recently appeared at the corner of Millidge Avenue and Daniel Drive in Millidgeville. Work is now scheduled to begin on a $17-million multi-residential development called “SEA Bird Suites”.

According to the sign, the demolition of the existing church and rectory will start on March 23rd and is estimated to last approximately 10 days. Anyone interested in the development can contact Stephen: 647-3228


Stephanie Turner represented both the seller and the buyer on the 1.94 acre property acquisition. 

CenterBeam Place NEW availability!

New leasing availability at CenterBeam Place! 

Old-World Character Combined with New-World Engineering. A much sought-after location for any company seeking an unparalleled work environment of beauty and efficiency.

5,658 sf or 6,633 sf options ready for tenant fit-up.  These ‘brick & beam style’ office suites offer plenty of large windows and natural light, as well as private elevator access

VIEW/DOWNLOAD/PRINT Marketing Flyer HERE

SOLD 819 Millidge

819 Millidge Avenue, Saint John, NB

The church, hall and rectory located at the corner of Millidge Ave and Daniel Ave in Millidgeville has been sold. The property consists of 1.94 acres of land ideal for redevelopment.

The transaction closed earlier this week and the buyer is still ensure what the future holds for the property. I’m sure the neighbours will be watching with interest!


Millidge Avenue is a major traffic artery and leads to Saint John’s central business district less than 10 minutes away.

Development in the immediate area consists mainly of single family homes with some commercial/retail developments nearby as well as two senior’s complexes. The Saint John Regional Hospital and the University of New Brunswick Saint John Campus are also located in Millidgeville. From a recreational stand point, Millidgeville is well served with easy access to Rockwood Park (one of the largest municipal parks in Canada) as well as the Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club.

Stephanie Turner represented both the Seller and the Buyer

JUST LEASED: 340 King William Road

340 King William Road, Saint John, New Brunswick

A 10,000+ industrial warehouse building and fenced compound in the Spruce Lake Industrial Park has been leased. The Landlord is Sandav Holdings Ltd out of St John’s NFLD. The property has had many used over the years including being the NB home-base for Household Movers & Shippers, a Coca-Cola distribution centre and most recently was leased to GFL Environmental Inc. Upgrades will be performed on the building and lands over the next few months. The new tenants expects to take possession around August 1st of this year.

Stephanie Turner was the listing agent.

Canadian Nuclear Partners sets down roots in Saint John

75 Prince William Street, Saint John, New Brunswick
New office at 75 Prince William Street in the Bank of Canada Building

 

Canadian Nuclear Partners (CNP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation, was established in 2012 and has grown into a well-respected service provider offering inspection, engineering, asset management, training and consulting services to clients in the power generating sector. With much success in Ontario, CNP has expanded their operations to Saint John, New Brunswick. The new office in Saint John is a welcome addition to the CNP network as it continues to create strong partnerships with various stakeholders in the region.

 

For CNP’s Vice President, Jason Van Wart, it is an exciting time as he was born and raised in Saint John and looks forward to contributing to the community that was so instrumental to his upbringing. “It is an exciting time for CNP. We are growing on a national and international level. Having an office in Saint John is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the very community that has been an important part of our business and build new opportunities for the future.”

CNP looks forward to delivering on its key values of safety, integrity and excellence to the energy community in New Brunswick.


Stephanie Turner represented both the Landlord and Tenant in this commercial leasing transaction

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.


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 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.