First and foremost: a human approach
We believe that the process of developing and maintaining commercial properties should include a decidedly human element. It’s all too easy to boil down our business to the notion of companies leasing spaces to other companies and to forget that real, everyday people are actually the ones who negotiate deals and work in the spaces we provide.
We declare that we will not lose sight of the imperative to serve people first and foremost. Our tagline – “more than just space” – is our commitment to do more than meet the needs of the businesses that call our properties home (although we never lose sight of this imperative). It is also a promise to appreciate the needs of the people who work for the companies we serve. Occasionally it means structuring leasing arrangements to suit the needs of our tenants, even when their requirements extend beyond our normal limits. Always it means going out of our way to provide exceptional service as and when (and occasionally before!) our tenants and their employees request it.
Of course we offer exceptional properties that boast robust infrastructure, sophisticated security, fantastic finishes and wonderful amenities. But to us, these are merely part of the baseline standard that a tenant should expect from its landlord. What we also offer – what the KRP difference is all about – is a decidedly human approach to commercial leasing. An understanding that off-the-shelf commercial leasing solutions are seldom perfect, and that people matter above all. We’re more than just landlords to our tenants. We’re their partners.
Talk to us today to discover the KRP difference for yourself.
We created the KRP difference as a clear and deliberate opportunity to serve our tenants and their employees better than any commercial landlord in Ottawa can. Our people-first strategy is the product of careful thinking by our executive team, who collectively boast decades of experience in their respective fields. They form a group that leads by example and lives and breathes the notion that our work should be performed on a human scale as well as a corporate one.
Martin Vandewouw, President
613-591-0594 x1530, [email protected]
Terry Young, Director of Property Management
613-591-0594 x3814, [email protected]
Linda A. Sprung, RPA, Director of Leasing
613-591-0594 x3280, [email protected]
Monique Clayton, Director of Finance
613-591-0594 x2925, [email protected]
Richard Goldstein, Director of Construction
613-591-0594 x1039, [email protected]
J. Patrick Ferris, B.A. (Hons), LLB, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, 613-591-0594 x2758, [email protected]
Hear from the people who call KRP Properties home.
“I had originally recommended to Navistar's leadership south of the border, that we look at leasing office space in the west end of Ottawa, preferably within the Kanata Research Park facilities. I can state without any reservations that our experience has been exactly as I expected. The physical space provides a comfortable place to work and I have received several compliments from visitors to our office over the years as to the cleanliness of this facility.”Navistar Defence Canada Inc.
“KRP was instrumental in getting CENGN into facilities in record time! From lease negotiation, to fit-up to other areas of assistance.
We held our company launch at our new premise and it looked great!"Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks
“I would say of all the leasing companies I have dealt with KRP is by far the most professional in all areas. I would recommend with high praise.”Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.
“KRP gave us a surprise-free move-in experience. All of the staff that we dealt with were attentive to our needs and went beyond the letter of the contract to make our overall experience a great one. We’re very happy with our new home. Thanks KRP!”Flick Software Inc.
“Great buildings, great location, great amenities!”Art2Wave
“Both our Leasing and Construction experiences have been excellent. In both instances we were on tight timelines and both times those timelines were met and/or exceeded. Each and every interaction I had with a KRP employee or vendor has been exceptional, even in the face of last minute changes.’’Agilent
“Overall, KRP achieved goal to get us in on time and on budget.”Irdeto Canada Corporation
“From the very beginning of the process through the final move-in (including lease negotiation), KRP was extremely professional and acted with a very high degree of integrity. It was a pleasure working through the process with KRP.”Infinera Canada Inc.
“Great experience! Very professional and efficient.”Aprel Inc.
“We were pleased to work with KRP on this project.”
”I found the total experience to be very positive. Thank you to the KRP Team!”Itex Inc.
“Overall, KRP was professional in all aspects of the project. We had our differences in negotiating the lease, but that is to be expected."Adtran Networks Canada Inc.
“Our experience of moving to a new facility was dealt with exceptionally well with the assstance of all the KRP staff.  Their collaboration limited the responsibilities of our employees and enabled the move to take place with little to no complication. We have since expanded our offices with KRP and are please to say that we remain extremely satisfied with their competent and consistent service. We look forward to a continued long term relationship.Herjavec Group Inc.
"Excellent!"Dr. Brian R. McNab
"We are very happy to be renting space here!"Dawn Farrell, Edward Jones
"Excellent responses and maintenance support."Lynn Jodoin, Instantel
"You guys genuinely work hard to keep us happy. KRP's maintenance efforts are always swift and effective."Angel Semrad, Halogen Software
"The staff at KRP are great! They are friendly, quick to resolve anything that may need attention, professional, and communicate all pertinent information."Jen Prozeller, School Specialty/Premier Agenda
"I find 555 Legget Drive to be a pleasant work environment over all. It is kept very clean and professional looking inside and outside (grounds)."Jennifer Warren, Western Union Business Solutions
"Courteous, prompt, excellent! A pleasure to deal with!"Leonora Peloso, Marks & Clerk
"I am very satisfied with the KRP staff that assist me in my daily duties."Kim Stephenson, Ericsson
"Great attitude by staff across the board."Paul Dietz, Electronic Sales Professionals Inc.
"Our property is well kept, clean and presentable...certainly allows us to present a very professional appearance to staff, customers and visitors from other offices. "Angi Eagan, Dell Software Canada Inc.
"In our short time, under 6 months, with KRP Properties, our experience thus far has been completely satisfactory and exceptional at times."Jonathan Clark, Intertek
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A one-window approach to property management
KRP Properties is unlike any landlord in Ottawa. We own and build the properties we manage, which means we take an entirely different approach to asset oversight. Many owners will subcontract out day-to-day administration of their facilities to one company, and keep another on retainer to perform construction operations and maintenance work as and when it is required.
That’s fine for some, but we aim higher. By offering leasing, construction, development and property-management services in house and integrating these departments, we can quickly respond to any request or challenge. There’s no red tape or unnecessary bureaucracy in our offices. When a tenant approaches us with a request for a new space – or requires a needs assessment – our team acts quickly. We interview closely to dive deep into the issues that matter to our tenants and their workers, and design and develop solutions that address our tenants’ needs and enhance the long-term value of our physical assets. What’s more, we do so in days rather than weeks or months. That’s the value of our one-window approach to property management.
KRP Properties is also one of a very few remaining privately held real estate ventures in Canada. As such, we tend to be nimbler and more accommodating than most other landlords. Our aim is to do everything we can to attract and retain tenants so that they, in turn, can do their utmost to attract and retain the best talent.
That’s what we mean when we say we offer more than just space. Contact us today to learn more.
A community of like-minded interests
“What’s the big deal about Kanata North, anyway? I can grow my business anywhere in Ottawa.”
We hear that question all the time from prospective tenants. It’s a valid concern. People often perceive Kanata as being out of the way, or hard to get into – and out of – during rush hours. The reality is far different, however. Kanata North is a premiere destination for technology companies and their employees, and is as accessible as any part of the city.
More than this, Kanata North is an established hub for Ottawa’s high-tech community. It’s an evolving ecosystem that hosts some of the most important players in the technology world. Our neighbourhood is home to industry-leading companies that employ thousands of people worldwide, as well as small start-ups that have their eyes on similar growth results.
Kanata North is also a community of like-minded people. This is where great talent works, lives and plays. It’s the place where the professionals and businesses that support our technology community have set up shop with the particular view of serving this community. And it’s a destination where workers from all industries gather to network on Tech Tuesdays, attend conferences at the Brookstreet Hotel, or shoot a quick nine with clients on the Marshes golf course.
The parks and businesses of KRP Properties are where most of the action happens in Kanata North. Visit us today to see for yourself how accessible we are, and plan to attend one of our community events. You’ll see why our neighbourhood is so much greater than the sum of its parts.
Associated with some of Ottawa’s best.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Ottawa is the voice of the commercial real estate industry in the National Capital area.
The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) represents the home building and renovation professionals in the Greater Ottawa, Ontario region.
The Ottawa Construction Association is the voice of Ottawa’s non-residential construction industry.
It starts with an exceptional team of dedicated professionals, our unique tagline to offer “more than just space” and our undoubtable “human approach” to what we do… Team KRP is growing!
Kanata North is an established hub for Ottawa’s high-tech community. This is where great talent works, lives and plays. Unlike many commercial real estate enterprises, we offer a range of career paths. Whether your skills revolve around leasing, construction and development, or property management, we may have the right opportunity for you.
KRP Properties offers employees a wide range of company perks, a comprehensive benefit plan and attractive compensation packages. We also encourage our employees to participate in personal and professional growth opportunities.
If you want to be a part of Team KRP, and there is a current opportunity that matches your skills, send us your resume and tell us why. Interested applicants may apply by email of your resume to [email protected]. Thank you to all those that apply, Human Resources will be in touch should your skills be a match.
KRP Properties is an equal employment employer and invites all candidates to apply and to self-identify the need for accommodation throughout the recruitment process. If you require this job posting in an accessible version please contact Human Resources [email protected].
This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and reliable individual seeking to join a team of pofessionals as a member of the KRP Properties team.
Technical Operations Administrator (18 month contract)
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual seeking to create innovative and unique contributions to our KRP Properties team. This is a Maternity Leave contract position.