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Presenting some of our recent activities and some interesting events around us.

Commercial Properties is excited to welcome Mark McColgan to our team

We are excited to welcome another talented addition to the Commercial Properties team! Mark McColgan has joined us as the Business Operations Specialist. As a way to get acquainted, we asked Mark a few questions... Tell us a bit about your background. Born and raised in the greater Saint John area, I am passionate about all things Saint John.  I’ve [...]

September 30th, 2019|

Playing Their Part: CPL Tenants embrace new recycling practice

Over the past few weeks Commercial Properties has been in the process of introducing new sorting stations to tenants in Saint John. The initial roll out focused on tenants in Somerset Square, Brunswick House, the Mercantile Building and the Red Rose Building. The new stations are part of our “Think Green” philosophy to reduce waste and improve waste diversion, as [...]

July 31st, 2019|

Commercial Properties is excited to welcome Jadore Wang to our team

We are excited to welcome another talented addition to the Commercial Properties this summer! Jadore Wang has joined us as an Accounting Specialist. Jadore comes to our team as a recent graduate of Dalhousie University, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in accounting and a minor in math, hoping to obtain her CPA designation. She is a great fit [...]

July 30th, 2019|

14 King: A look back at CenterBeam Place

We’re excited to share a throwback this Thursday! CenterBeam Place is a physical representation of one of our key values: heritage preservation. CenterBeam Place is comprised of over a dozen distinct Victorian era buildings unified by an atrium and outdoor courtyard in the heart of the Uptown and Trinity Royal Heritage Area. This project was no small feat when [...]

June 13th, 2019|

Welcome to Commercial Properties’ 2019 Summer Students!

Our team is continuing to grow! We are very happy to have three new students join us for the summer in our Saint John Office: Kristen Black, Nicholas Szweda and Robert Scott. Kristen has just finished her third year in the Bachelor of Applied Management program at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John and is joining us as an [...]

May 28th, 2019|

The 2019 Salmon Run in Saint John

To celebrate the International Year of the Salmon, the 2019 Salmon Run has added 11 new salmon sculptures. Artists from all over New Brunswick have banded together to create the installations that are currently being displayed in prominent locations throughout Saint John. With 21 six-foot-tall sculptures placed around the city, this public art initiative contributes to the ever-growing art [...]

May 24th, 2019|

Commercial Properties Hits Pause on Plans For New Development on King Street In Fredericton

--Key Location Holds Tremendous Potential for Community-- FREDERICTON, NB — Commercial Properties, the New Brunswick-headquartered property developer and manager, announced today it will not proceed at this time with plans to develop a mixed-use, Class A, 92,000 square foot development in downtown Fredericton. “We held substantive pre-leasing conversations with a number of tenants who were interested in taking space in [...]

April 16th, 2019|

Building Owners and Managers Association After Hours Networking Event

BOMA NB/PEI recently hosted a Business After Hours networking event in CenterBeam Place lobby, sponsored by Janiking and Commercial Properties Limited. The evening was a success, with 45 attendees coming out to socialize and enjoy some delicious appetizers with us. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended the event, East Coast Bistro & [...]

March 12th, 2019|

BOMA BEST® Certificate Presentations

Since 2010, Commercial Properties Limited (CPL) has been participating in BOMA BEST®, a voluntary environmental certification program which recognizes existing buildings for energy efficient management practices. As part of this program, CPL recently recertified five BOMA BEST® buildings in Saint John, demonstrating the continued superior performance of these buildings in key areas such as energy, water, air, and waste. [...]

March 11th, 2019|

Current Office Space Trends

The space in which a business operates can speak to that company’s culture and values. In recent years, more and more offices are moving away from traditional cubicle layouts and instead choosing open concept spaces. This shift It isn’t just about private vs. collaborative spaces, but about giving employees options and variety in their workspace.  Many offices are changing their [...]

February 28th, 2019|

Commercial Properties Limited BOMA BEST® Recertifications

Commercial Properties Limited has recently recertified five BOMA BEST® buildings in Saint John. BOMA BEST® is Canada’s largest environmental assessment and certification program for existing buildings. It is a voluntary program which recognizes excellence in energy efficient and environmental management practices in commercial real estate. Somerset Square has been recertified at the Gold Level, 180 Crown Street, Mercantile Centre [...]

February 15th, 2019|

A Warm Welcome to CenterBeam’s Newest Tenant, PwC!

We would like to congratulate our tenant PwC on their move from Brunswick House to CenterBeam Place. We love what they have done with the space, combining a sleek modern look with the historic elements of the building – well done! After 25 years in Brunswick House, PwC needed more space to grow. We are so happy they are [...]

January 25th, 2019|

Welcome to the Team, Katie!

Our team keeps growing! We would like to take a moment to welcome our new Accounting Associate, Katie Brown. Katie comes to us with a wealth of property management experience already under her belt. Katie began her career in Edmonton at Helm Property Management, where she managed accounts payable for their residential and commercial buildings. After deciding to come back [...]

January 3rd, 2019|

Welcome to the Team, Jeff!

We are pleased to announce we have added another member to our growing team! Jeff Beckingham was recently welcomed onboard as Senior Accountant, and will be heading up various financial reporting/analysis duties and budgeting at CPL. Having worked as a Senior Accountant at KPMG for 4 years before joining us, and with experience in both tax and advisory services, Jeff [...]

December 3rd, 2018|

Welcome to the Team, Amy!

We are pleased to welcome Amy Melanson to the Administrative Assistant role at CPL. Born and raised in Saint John, Amy brings over 25 years of office admin experience to our team. Having most recently worked as a part-time office manager/administrator at Rehabilitation Alternatives Limited, she is experienced in preparing financial reports, and supporting her co-workers through document processing, research, [...]

November 27th, 2018|

Welcome to Brunswick House Freedom 55 Financial!

We would like to take a moment to welcome our long-time tenant Freedom 55 Financial to their new home in Brunswick House. Freedom 55 Financial has occupied an office space in Mercantile Centre since June 1, 1993, and we are pleased to announce that after 25 years they are continuing to expand with us in a new location. Here’s [...]

November 19th, 2018|

Creating Sustainable Buildings and Workplaces with BOMA

This week BOMA Canada and NB Power presented in New Brunswick and PEI to showcase how easy it is for businesses to reduce the impact they have on the environment and explain that simple changes can have dramatic results. Did you know? Buildings in North America consume 50% of our natural resources and account for 1/3 of our energy use. [...]

November 8th, 2018|

Welcome to Our Newest Team Member!

Commercial Properties Limited would like to give a warm welcome to the newest member of our team, Zoë Dixon. Joining us as Business Operations Specialist, Zoë will be assisting with the daily management of our business applications, sustainable projects and brand promotion. With a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University and a background in tech marketing, Zoë [...]

October 30th, 2018|

Megan Scott moves into the position of Manager of Sustainability and Business Operations

We are happy to announce that Megan Scott has moved into the position of Manager of Sustainability and Business Operations.  Megan has been with Commercial Properties Limited for 4 years and is looking forward to continuing to promote sustainable practices, strengthen operations and contribute to the success of Commercial Properties Limited.

September 13th, 2018|

Julie Gaudet-Sooley will be moving into the position of Leasing Administrator

We are happy to announce that Julie Gaudet-Sooley will be moving into the position of Leasing Administrator.  Julie has been with Commercial Properties Ltd. for ten years and is looking forward to continuing to build tenant relationships in her new position.

September 10th, 2018|

Celebrating the retirement of Emery Whalen

At the end of August, we celebrated the retirement of Emery Whalen.  Emery has spent the last twelve years working tirelessly, contributing to the growth of Commercial Properties Ltd.  We will all miss his wisdom, humor, and support. “Strong Foundations… they aren’t just below our buildings, they are within our team.”

September 7th, 2018|

Commercial Properties Announces Major Expansion to Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ Saint John Centre

--Multi-Million Dollar Project Will Expand Capacity to Accommodate 750 Employees-- SAINT JOHN, NB--Commercial Properties, the New Brunswick-headquartered property developer and manager, today announced it is beginning a multi-million-dollar expansion to Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ Saint John Centre. Adding nearly 16,000 square feet of office space, the enlarged location on Crown Street will accommodate 750 employees. Open and operating for more than [...]

June 6th, 2018|

Historic Saint John Building Nationally Recognized for Energy Efficiency

SAINT JOHN – A longtime historic landmark in Saint John’s South End has been recognized for its cutting-edge energy efficiency. The Ordnance Building, professionally managed by Commercial Properties, has been named among the first ENERGY STAR® certified buildings in Canada and was the only building in New Brunswick to be certified among the first. The certification acknowledges the building’s superior [...]

May 29th, 2018|