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

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|

Welcome to Our Newest Team Member!

CPL would like to welcome Megan Stewart as our newest addition to the team at our Saint John office! Megan came on-board this week as an Operations Support Student. She just completed her first year at Schulich School of Business at York University where she studies hard and plays basketball for the York Lions. Having a deep admiration for [...]

May 10th, 2018|

Electronics Recycling for Earth Week 2018

To celebrate Earth Week 2018, Commercial Properties held the Annual Electronics Pick-up from April 23 to April 27. Representatives from Commercial Properties visited tenants to take their old electronics including computers and computer peripherals, televisions, overhead projectors, and even an electronic typewriter and dropped them off at the local depot. Approximately 1100 lbs of electronics were diverted from the landfill [...]

May 1st, 2018|

Commercial Properties considers new office building in downtown Fredericton

Proposed Class A development may be home to offices, retail and residential tenants FREDERICTON — Commercial Properties announced today plans to develop a Class A 92,000 square foot development on land it owns on the corner of King and Regent streets in Fredericton. “This is a prime location in Fredericton and we expect significant interest from the community,” [...]

April 10th, 2018|

CenterBeam Place Featured in CTV’s Uptown Revitalization Story

Watch the video CTV News profiles the current revitalization of Uptown Saint John (aired Oct.25, 2017).  Our development of the historic buildings of CenterBeam Place has helped grow business confidence in this area. The development of this property into contemporary restaurant, retail and office space has helped a unique and vibrant neighbourhood to emerge.

November 17th, 2017|

Commercial Properties To Offer Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

SAINT JOHN—Commercial Properties, one of the region’s largest property owners and managers, announced today that it would be adding Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations to its buildings in Moncton and Saint John, beginning with the Mercantile Centre and Chesley Drive buildings in Saint John. It is also adding a new Chevy Bolt EV to its fleet of vehicles. Commercial Properties [...]

October 31st, 2017|

Lunchtime Concerts at CenterBeam Place

Uptown Saint John is presenting FREE concerts at lunchtime in the courtyards of CenterBeam Place and King Square during the months of July and August. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know local musicians while enjoying two of the most beautiful locations in the Uptown. Bring your lunch or get it to-go from a nearby restaurant and have a picnic! TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS- [...]

September 17th, 2017|

Earth Week Electronics Pick-up

  To promote Earth Week, Commercial Properties picked up 6 truck loads of old electronics from tenants for recycling. The estimated weight of the 6 truck loads was 4800 lbs! Recycling these products keeps the plastics that make up these products out of the landfills as well as the electronics circuit boards which contain rare-earth metals and are treated with [...]

April 21st, 2017|

This Saint John Icon Turns 50

A centerpiece of the Saint John skyline is turning 50 years old. Commercial Properties’ Brunswick House, on the corner of King Street and Chipman Hill in the heart of the Uptown, was fully occupied in 1967 and today remains home to many top financial, legal and consulting firms. It is Saint John’s original Class A high rise office building. Brunswick [...]

April 20th, 2017|

CPL Tenants Divert 296 lbs of Batteries from Landfill!

  Last week Commercial Properties picked up 185 lbs of batteries from tenants for recycling. Since implemented about a year ago, 296 lbs of batteries have been diverted from the landfill! Since Commercial Properties Limited implemented the Call2Recycle battery recycling program, we have been happily overwhelmed by tenants’ enthusiasm for it. Tenants can recycle alkaline, rechargeable, and small sealed lead-acid [...]

April 3rd, 2017|

Commercial Properties Receives Sustainable Saint John Award

Commercial Properties recently received an award for environmental initiatives in the areas of Community Involvement, Composting and Recycling. CPL provides composting services to their tenants as well as recycling of paper, plastics, metals and batteries. The annual awards breakfast hosted by Sustainable Saint John celebrates businesses who are working to reduce their environmental impact and promote a sustainable culture in the Saint John region. [...]

March 22nd, 2017|

Reimagining Wellington Row

Commercial Properties Limited has recently completed a major redevelopment of the property at 10 Wellington Row, going from parking lot to prime location in under 8 months. Working in partnership with NB Liquor, Murdock & Boyd Architects, and FCC Engineering, the project team was able to deliver a building that blended in beautiful with the historic streetscape while meeting the [...]

February 26th, 2017|