Founder, Historica

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Keith Brideau is not afraid to tackle big projects. He saw a niche in the Saint John market for the redevelopment of older buildings and, since establishing Historica with an investment partner in 2008, has renovated several major properties around Uptown Saint John into modern upscale suites surrounded by unique restaurants and shops, a combination that makes people want to live uptown again.

Keith grew up in the Old North End of Saint John, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from the University of New Brunswick, and a Diploma in Technology, Management & Entrepreneurship.  Prior to finding his passion in real estate, he specialized in Enterprise Risk Management and obtained his Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Information Systems Security Professional designations.  


He is an award winning entrepreneur & developer who has been incredibly instrumental in Uptown Saint John's renaissance - having spent many years rebuilding some of Saint John's greatest historical assets. He continues to attract numerous people and businesses to the city centre. He's extremely focused and has a real passion for business.  He's an alumnist of New Brunswick's 21 Leaders Program. He's a graduate of the Wallace McCain Institute's Entrepreneurial Leaders Program. He sits on the City of Saint John's Planning Advisory Committee. He's a Director of Uptown Saint John Inc, and he's the Chair of Uptown Saint John's Urban Design & Development Committee.