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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, Partners Global, represented both the Landlord and Tenant in this commercial leasing transaction

LEASED… last 2 units at Irving Millennium Drive development

8-10 Millennium Drive, Quispamsis, New Brunswick

leased editMurphy’s Pharmacies of PEI are opening a location in Quispamsis under the Guardian Drugs banner. Murphy’s operates a chain of independent pharmacies and have been serving the health needs of communities across Prince Edward Island for 30 years.  “We’re been working with Irving Oil through Partners Global and Provincial Realty for some time now to lease space in the Millennium Drive retail development. We’ve leased the two remaining vacant units between Subway and House of Chan. One side will be a pharmacy and the other a medical clinic including after-hours clinic” said Jeff Murphy, Chief Financial Officer at Murphy’s Pharmacies. “We love the location. Being close to a growing residential area made a lot of sense for us.”

Stephanie Turner was the listing agent.

 

Something’s brewing at 60 Water Street

60 Water Street, Saint John, New Brunswick

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Something’s brewing at 60 Water Street but it’s probably not what you’re thinking!

More excitement and suspense for uptown… A brand new business leased space today on Water Street just steps from the corner of Princess & Water. Watch for an announcement and new signage in the not-too-distant future!

 

Proposed Redevelopment in Millidgeville

701 Millidge Avenue, Saint John, New Brunswick

MILLIDGEVILLE CONCEPTUAL RENDERING SHOWING NEW FRONT ENTRANCE

Partners Global Corporate Real Estate, in partnership with Irving Oil, is seeking expressions of interest in a new retail offering in Millidgeville. The proposed reconfiguration of the retail space would allow for a dedicated front entrance as depicted in the conceptual rendering above as well as potential for drive-thru at side. In addition to the new Shannex Senior’s complex, which is located almost directly across the street, Millidgeville is home to three customer contact centres, the University of New Brunswick (UNBSJ) Saint John campus as well as the Saint John Regional Hospital, the city’s largest employer.

For more information on this leasing opportunity click HERE

A room with a view. Biophilia and why it affects employees

biophilia bannerThe biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems. Thirty years ago, Harvard University biologist Edward O. Wilson, PhD, proposed the idea that access to the natural environment can positively affect a person’s health. Dozens of studies have followed in the years since, many of which have confirmed the hypothesis and found that people are measurably more relaxed when given access to views of the natural environment. source: www.thefreelibrary.com

The biophelia hypothesis is so widely accepted that many office building developers now consider biophilia in their design and LEED building certification lists it as one of the key factors that motivate employees and increase efficiency.

SOMERSET SQUARE in Saint John, New Brunswick is a LEED Gold certified building.

How do tenants decide which building to take space in?

Price per square foot is a key factor but the financials are often very competitive. The decision to lease in one building versus another is often swayed by physical attributes.

Suite 101, 14 King Street. 1,842 s.f. office.

Tenants want to feel comfortable that the building they are moving to is going to be an asset to their company and that prospective employees will see it as an attractive place to work.  The three key elements are:

  1. Amenities: The “walkability” of our uptown created by the internal pedway system means that most of the amenities that tenants want are nearby.
  2. Aesthetics: Saint John’s inventory of heritage buildings offer the character that many people crave such as high ceilings and exposed brick & beams. “Historic buildings have a unique appeal that new buildings cannot duplicate {on the flip side} new buildings have the long-span, light-filled, flexible footprints and modern common-area finishes that are so attractive. Many buildings built from 1960 to 1990 are caught in-between, and if they remain un-renovated, often feel trapped in time.”
  3. Sustainability.  Only a few of buildings in Saint John are LEED certified.

Read more about what tenants want and the benefits of LEED certified buildings HERE via www.high-profile.com

LEASED: 77 Germain Street BEFORE & AFTER PICS

Appnovation announced on Aug 14th, 2014 that they were coming to Saint John and that they would be creating 63 jobs here. They arrived earlier to scout for space for their new Saint John office and what they found was a diamond in the rough on the top floor of 77 Germain Street (many people know this building as 40 King Street – our city’s hub of economic development agencies)

The floor had previously been used to house some large computer equipment and had never been restored to match the lower floors. This “raw” space became vacant and available in 2014 and Appnovation saw the potential.

Stephanie partnered with Justin Omichinski, Avison Young, Vancouver to represent Appnovation in their search and lease negotiations.

BEFORE & AFTER PICS

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