What sets us apart

About Nearctic

“Our entire staff, from outside workers to upper level management, are directly involved with the day-to-day business of Nearctic, working with, and helping, prospective buyers, tenants, and vendors.”

Patrick Adams, COO(in memory of)
Nearctic Culture

We build space

Space to grow a family or a business requires the right foundation, a foundation built on the philosophy that great design is timeless and adaptable.  This long term perspective is built into our space.

Like our Alberta peers, we were fortunate to have considered an abundance of opportunities over the years. However, we chose to develop a dynamic, boutique firm and a conservative growth strategy. We opted to be selective to ensure our opportunities enjoyed the benefit of our focus so that we delivered consistently on our commitments.

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Our mission is to create industrial, commercial and multi-residential communities. For Industrial and Commercial customers, we deliver value, utility and quality through productive working environments, that contribute to their bottom line.

For our residents, we deliver high-quality communities that are comfortable, livable and secure.

We have a culture of accountability, innovation, diversity and equality to ensure that our people can achieve excellence, growth and work within an environment that is happy, healthy and safe.

Our people deliver a pleasant and personable experience of the highest level for all customers and suppliers.


To be an intergenerational, multi geographical organization,
with a culture of excellence, that has positive impacts on our communities.


Respect | people are to be treated professionally, equally, with compassion and dignity.

Excellence | building upon our solid business foundation, we achieve the highest quality products and services through continuous improvement, accountability, personal responsibilities, consistent measurement and recognition of results.

Empowered | in support of company objectives, we create an environment of trust and belonging; this environment will foster independent thought, independent action, innovation, personal growth and creativity.

Integrity | we will uphold our reputation for honesty, reliability and trustworthiness by doing whatever it takes, using honourable means, to live up to our commitments.

Teamwork | we are a team of carefully selected, highly-motivated members who thrive on success by communicating openly and cultivate positive attitudes in a fun and competitive environment.

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Nearctic Team

David Kent, President _ Chief Executive Officer

David Kent

Founder, Chairman and CEO

David Kent is the founder and chairman of Nearctic Property Group. He was born in Vancouver, raised in Montreal, and is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick with a background in the British financial community.... His work experience includes time in France and consulting work in China.
David has a proven track record of over 40 years in Western Canada as a developer and manager of multi-family homes, rental apartments, and a number of industrial, commercial and retail properties. Throughout, he has navigated Alberta’s dynamic economic environment with financial stability and consistently positive outcomes. Results – a present portfolio with well over 1 million square feet of commercial, industrial and residential real estate, currently valued in excess of $120 million. His success over the past 40 years has been built on a foundation of carefully selected quality real estate and professional property management.
He is past Vice-Chair of the University of Alberta Business Family Institute; Past Chair of Alberta Alpine and a Director of Alpine Canada, Past President of the Edmonton Club, and currently serves on the Art Gallery of Alberta, Executive Board and as Vice-Chair of Valour Place.
A proponent of giving-back to the community David has been a volunteer and supporter of various charitable organizations and has always encouraged his staff to do the same.
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Sean McCullough

President & Chief Operating Officer

Sean joined Nearctic Property Group as Chief Operating Officer in 2019 with a 35 year track record in the real estate ... business. Sean developed a diverse business perspective and set of competencies having worked with both large national public entities as well as private entrepreneurial organizations. He is an outcome oriented real estate operations executive skilled in Leadership, Leasing, Construction, Acquisitions, Development, Finance & Asset Management of a wide range of property types including Apartments, Office, Retail, and Industrial Properties. Sean is driven by creating accountable performance based organizations and by realizing on opportunity in property development, redevelopment, restructuring.  Sean was appointed President of Nearctic Property Group in September 2021. Read More

Craig Shein

Vice President, Asset Management

Craig joined Nearctic as Vice President, Asset Management, in July 2022. In his role, Craig leads the asset management ... and leasing activities and is responsible for maximizing the performance and strategic direction of the portfolio. Craig brings over 11 years of asset management experience covering major Canadian markets. Prior to joining Nearctic, Craig has been responsible for successfully overseeing institutional and private portfolios in excess of 1.6MM square feet. Craig also brings extensive experience in mortgage financing, development and real estate technology & innovation. Craig’s diligent focus and value-add approach serve as a motivator for his team and produce exceptional results for the real estate.
Craig currently sits as Co-Chair for NAIOP – Developing Leaders – Commercial Real Estate Development Association.
Craig holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Economics from the University of Alberta.
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Leeann Lim

Chief Financial Officer

Leeann joined Nearctic in October 2022. She has over 14 years of experience working in finance and accounting with most... of her tenure in a management role and a focus on IFRS. Leeann obtained her Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from the University of Alberta and received her CA, CPA designation in 2010. She has a proven track record of leading and creating teams to achieve operational success through strong finance data platforms founded on robust governance frameworks.
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Dante Hernandez

Corporate Accountant

Dan earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from MS Enverga University in the Philippines. He passed the Philippine CPA licensure shortly after ...  graduation. Dan has over 20 years experience in full-cycle accounting and ERP system administration across various industries including retail, wholesale & distribution, gas & fuel, outsourced services, and lighting and interior design.
Before joining Nearctic, Dan worked as Accounting Administrator for the fourth-largest pharmaceutical distributor in Canada. Prior to that he was Accountant and ERP Administrator for a high-end lighting and furniture company in Edmonton.
Dan’s experience has made him well-acquainted with the various roles and accountabilities in Finance and Accounting. He will be working on his Canadian CPA designation soon.
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Galouvina M. Yap

Property Administrator

Galouvina earned her Master’s in Business Administration degree at the University of San Carlos - Cebu, Philippines. ... She also completed an Accounting Diploma Program at International Career School – Canada. She has almost 10 years of experience working in different property management companies including one of the largest REITs in North America.  As a  property administrator, Galouvina has experience with varied portfolios of residential, retail, commercial, and industrial properties. She is adept working in fast-paced environments and works well within a team and with deadlines. Read More

Dana Brouwer

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

Dana brings 25 years of experience in Customer Service, Human Resources,...  Management and the Bankruptcy/Insolvency Industry. Prior to Nearctic, Dana’s diversity of motivational team building, leadership, management and organizational skills, proved a valuable asset and played a key role in the success of Zenzen Logistics Canada Inc. (Amazon DSP Partner).  Dana’s experience as an entrepreneur reflects a value for excellence and progress.  Her moto is, “No Limits Definition: Your Only Limit Is You.”  Nearctic is fortunate to have Dana and we look forward to her utilizing a passion for evolvement, diversity, attention to detail and innovation contributing to building & maintaining lasting relationships with tenants, vendors, buyers and employees.
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Amber Jacobs

Property Accountant

Amber has 10 years of accounting and finance experience and has spent the last four years specializing in property accounting...  Amber joined Nearctic in September 2023. Prior to working at Nearctic, Amber was responsible for providing financial services for a company that worked with a variety of property portfolios, including large multi-building contracts, and unique properties requiring specialized maintenance.
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Thomas Sawatzky, Maintenance Technician

Thomas Sawatzky

Site Manager

Edgar Tientcheu

Site Manager

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Nearctic Community

We value family and community and show it with our contributions. We support our troops through involvement in Edmonton’s Valour Place, a support house for military and law-enforcement personnel requiring medical services. Members of our team have invested time chairing various community sport and cultural organizations. In support of our commitment to the communities in which we reside our staff quietly contribute to many charities through financial support and direct participation including Habitat for Humanity, Commissionaires, Boyle Street Community Services, Alberta Gallery of Art, City Affordable Housing Committees and many more through coaching youth hockey and soccer teams, and canvassing for community campaigns on issues that matter to us.

Industrial Listings

Whether you’re interested in your next warehouse property, a shop space, or an industrial space, we have properties that will fit all of your business needs. Choose from any of our currently available buildings. 

Office & Retail Listings

We have commercial spaces, retail spaces, office spaces, or ideal combination spaces to suit what you are seeking in your next office/retail space, with all the features you need for your business.

Residential Listings

Our residential listings are built with you in mind. We pride ourselves on our passion for quality, attention to detail, and artisan quality. We take pride in every last feature of our residential buildings.