About

The Hardman Group Limited (HGL) is a family-owned real estate and development firm in Atlantic Canada. With 50+ years of experience, we consider ourselves experts across all real estate fields – leasing, brokerage, property management and consulting

At HGL our goal is to approach each and every project in our portfolio with vision, focus and an entrepreneurial spirit. With offices in Halifax, Moncton, Saint John and St. John’s, our firm is one of the most respected and recognized names in eastern Canada. Our construction management division, Octava Developments Limited, oversees our projects with a focus on completion on time and on budget while our leasing team is one of the best in the field.

A HALF CENTURY OF KNOWLEDGE, INTEGRITY & RESULTS
Our firm has a long and successful history dating back to 1965 when William B. Hardman developed Avalon Mall in St. John’s under Hardman, Bryson & Associates Limited. Projects in the following years helped establish our reputation in the region and eventually, in 1973, our firm transitioned into The Hardman Group Limited. We have been in continuous operation since then.

HGL has experienced many changes throughout the last fifty + years, from fluctuations in the real estate industry to changes in technology. We've achieved longevity by having the right team in place and by embracing the changes. Our depth of experience in all areas of real estate and development has enabled us to serve a wide range of clients, including trust companies, international insurance companies, banks, national brands as well as all levels of government. Today we are a thriving business that continues a strong reputation for quality, performance and integrity.


HGL has successfully completed the design, construction and subsequent management of many of the region’s high-profile commercial projects and adjacent parking facilities. Two of our recent developments include an eight-story residential/commercial building in downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland and a multi-phased office campus in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Our team has a broad range of experience operating a diverse portfolio of building types including retail, office, residential, institutional buildings as well as parking facilities.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

ASSET MANAGEMENT
Because much of the commercial and residential space we manage is our own, we know what it takes to make a solid return on commercial property investment. From office buildings and shopping centres to parking facilities and industrial space, maintaining properties is what we do best. Our team includes leasing, marketing, administration, and management personnel who are long-term employees and experts in their respective fields.

OUR ASSET MANAGEMENT SERVICES INCLUDE:
– Day-to-day operation of buildings
– Preventative maintenance plans
– Capital improvements
– Energy management plans
– Capital expenditures
– Purchase monitoring / bulk purchasing

DEVELOPMENT & PROJECT COORDINATION
The Hardman Group has been a leader in Atlantic Canada’s Development Industry SINCE 1965. Our role in projects ranges from financial partner with development and construction management responsibilities to build-to-suit and capital improvements. We are experts in identifying sites based on project requirements, financial analyses, smooth acquisition, budgeting, scheduling, coordination of facility design, team assembly and full project management.

The more complex a project is, the more potential there is for issues to arise…budget overruns, scheduling delays, scope changes. Our firm brings the staff, resources and expertise needed to provide comprehensive and efficient project management, development and construction solutions. We communicate clearly with clients, design professionals, contractors and the community to ensure projects are achieved on time and on budget.

We have a long history of successful projects in Atlantic Canada on both our own behalf and for various owners in the private and public sectors. Recent work includes the construction of 137 Venture Run and 100 Venture Run (two new office buildings in our HGL portfolio) and tenant fit-ups for Accel Physiotherapy and RSA/Johnson Insurance. Nova Scotia Signature Resorts, Pier 21, Halifax Regional Municipality and the Province of Nova Scotia are just a few of the clients we’ve worked with.

DEPEPENDING ON THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT, OUR ROLE INCLUDES:
– Initiate and develop strong business relationships with clients
– Plan all aspects of the project
– Control and management all costs based on pre-determined budgets
– Project Integration and scope
– Project time management
– Project human resources management
– Risk management
– Procurement management
– Deliver a quality finished product to the client on time and on budget

LEASING SERVICES
The key to our success is our knowledge of the industry and an understanding of the local market. HGL specializes in end-to-end representation for both purchasers and sellers and in providing clients with solutions that fit their needs. Our Leasing team is dedicated to the success of every tenant in our portfolio. Whether we’re creating the most exciting and complementary tenancy mix or discussing how to achieve maximum visibility and signage placement, we focus on helping our tenants meet and exceed their goals. Whether we’re helping you find the perfect location or getting your space ready for move-in day, we focus on helping you every step of your business journey. We like to call it “hands-on service with a long-term focus”.


OUR LEASING SERVICES INCLUDE:
-Tenant and Buyer Representation
-Landlord and Seller Representation
-Real Estate Investment Consulting
-Real Estate Financing
-Property and Portfolio Evaluation
-Sale of Businesses
-Market Studies

BROKERAGE SERVICES
Our firm is a licensed real estate broker and represents select clients with specialized needs. Our commercial development and management expertise enables us to lend insight – helping all parties in any real estate transaction reach their goals.

Our Brokerage Services Include:
– Tenant and buyer representation
– Landlord and seller representation
– Real estate investment consulting
– Informing clients of the market value of real estate investments
– Property and portfolio evaluation

CONSULTING
Let our 50+ years of experience work for your business. We help you create long-term investment and/or development decisions. The Hardman Group has a long and successful history acting as consultant to both the private and public sectors. Some of the consultant services we offer include:

– Physical and functional analysis of real estate assets
– Identification of redevelopment opportunities
– Helping you maximize your return on investment
– Leasing and marketing strategies to identify and capitalize on market trends
– Design of financial control and cash management systems
– Market analysis of demographic and economic indicators as they affect the asset
– Analysis of future development trends and repositioning of the assets
– Review of land use proposals and development plans to ensure market viability
– Retail, office, industrial, residential and hotel feasibility studies

Additional information

Service Area: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland with office locations throughout Atlantic Canada

Location

1226 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1T6, Canada
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