Company Mandate

To upgrade and renovate multi-unit residential & commercial buildings to provide “clean, safe, secure and affordable rental properties”.

The NewStar Story

NewStar Properties began in April 2001 with the purchase of a small 3 story building in Downtown Dartmouth that had a great location but needed lots of work.  Renovations from top to bottom, inside and outside took place over the next year to create a ‘modern’ building with a cozy ‘flat’ appeal. Walls were torn down to open up space and increase light.  Each flat became a unique space with upgraded kitchens, bathrooms and flooring. The project was recognized by the Downtown Business Association for contributing to the revitalizing of the downtown community.

Taking pride in restoring buildings and providing appealing, clean, safe, affordable rental properties that revitalize the community, became the natural company mandate for NewStar Properties.  NewStar Properties continued to research areas and buildings that had strong potential for improvement. In July 2003 the company acquired a 23 unit apartment building in Cole Harbour and repeated the upgrading process including the addition of garden walk-outs for all first floor tenants. In May 2005 another 14 unit building was purchased in Bedford and renovations began with major excavation of the parking lot to meet the needs of its tenants.

NewStar Properties was now building a reputation for quality renovations and caring management. Tim Silver, HRM Fire Prevention Officer, commended the company by saying “your efforts at up-grading and repairing your building speaks volumes about your proactive attitude.  That alone places NewStar Properties Inc. in the top ten percent of building owners I deal with.”  Tenants can feel good about living in a NewStar building! 

In April 2009, NewStar Properties purchased a Commercial Property in Lower Sackville, NS.  This is an elaborate redesign and renovation project taking a 5 unit 24 year old steel building to an appealing 9 unit commercial retail / office centre.  Current and future renderings are included on this website.  As the project unfolds, we will up-date our progress.  Thank you for your time and interest in NewStar Properties Inc.