Fall Winter 2015 Newsletter

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INSIDE

THE PARK

fall/winter 2015-16

KRP Properties wins a BOB Award

Proudly UNITED IN RED!

Find out about KRP Properties new partnership with the

Ottawa Senators

www.krpproperties.com


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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. Plan to attend

one of our community events. You’ll see why our

neighbourhood is so much greater than the sum of

its parts.

Members of the KRP Property Management team enjoying a beautiful day at a tenant appreciation event.


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NEW ADVANTAGE PARTNER

UNITED IN RED

KRP Properties is pleased to announce our

newest addition to the Advantage program -

THE OTTAWA SENATORS! Take advantage of

exclusively discounted rates for you and your

family to enjoy all season long. Keep an eye out

for flash sales and packages we will announce

periodically.

Want to make sure you don’t miss last minute

sales? Sign up for our preferred mailing list and

be the first to find out!

Click the link below to sign up:

http://eepurl.com/bA8TnL

Simply go to www.capitaltickets.ca/promo and

enter promo code KRP. Enjoy savings of 10%

or more on Sens games this season!


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YOUR SUMMER IN THE PARK

Big Bike for The Heart & Stroke Foundation

Lunch Party at the Community Hub

Qlik Open House

A friendly fox in the Park

Birdwatching in the Park

World Junior Girls Championships at Marshes Golf Club

Lumiere Charity Gala

Red Dragon Charity Golf Classic

Tenant Appreciation BBQ


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YOUR SUMMER IN THE PARK

Patio BBQ at the Mitel Campus

Lunchtime Yoga Class

Lumiere Charity Gala

Bill Wilson’s vocal stylings at a

tenant appreciation event

Lemonade & Ice Cream Day

Red Dragon Charity Golf Classic

Neighbourhood deer visiting for

a snack

TEDx

Food Trucks at the Community Hub


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FALL/WINTER EVENT CALENDAR

HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Visit KRP Properties Holiday Bazaar on the ground floor of 555 Legget Drive for a

head start on your gift shopping! Find an assortment of 30 + vendors and local crafters

offering gifts for everyone in the family, including yourself!

www.krpproperties.com

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 . 9 AM - 4 PM

KANATA NORTH BIA ANNUAL MEETING

Join the Kanata North BIA at The Marshes Golf Club for an evening of networking with

the Kanata North Business Community.

http://www.kanatanorthbia.ca/

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 . 5 PM - 7.30 PM

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Bring the kids for a family Brunch at Ironstone Grill in The Marshes Golf Club with a

jolly visitor arriving at 11 am. Half-price for kids under 10 years old and adults only

$19.95. Book your reservation today: 613.271.3379

www.marshesgolfclub.com/

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 . 10 AM

FESTIVE HOLIDAY

Visit the Brookstreet Hotel for Christmas day Brunch from 9.30 am - 1 pm for a

delicious hot buffet breakfast. $39.95 per person, $19.95 per little gourmet, and

complimentary for children 4 and under. Come back for dinner from 5.30 pm - 9 pm for

a decadent holiday feast for only $82.95 per person. View the full menu at:

http://www.brookstreethotel.com/

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25 . 9.30 AM - 1 PM


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FALL/WINTER EVENT CALENDAR

FESTIVE TAKEAWAY TURKEY

Why not take a break this holiday season and let Brookstreet prepare your turkey with

all the trimmings! Turkey dinners are available for pick up on Thursday, December 24

and Friday, December 25.

Festive Takeaway Turkeys $219(serves up to 10 people). Check out what’s includes:

http://www.brookstreethotel.com/

PICK-UP ON DECEMBER 25 &26

KANATA NORDIC PRETZEL SPRINTS

Join the Kanata Nordic team at Wesley Clover Parks. Stay tuned for more information!

http://www.wesleycloverparks.com/

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17. 8 AM - 4 PM

NETWORKING EVENT

Take advantage of this networking opportunity at The Marshes Golf Club, to meet with

leaders in the Kanata North Business Community recognized as the hub of technology

and innovation. Learn what others are doing right here in Kanata North, build

relationships and expand your business networks in an open and friendly environment.

http://www.kanatanorthbia.ca/

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27. 5 PM - 7 PM

TEDx

Join us for TEDx in Kanata. Ticket applications open in January, 2016.

www.tedxkanata.com

THURSDAY, MARCH 31.


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Not just green. KRP GREEN.

KRP Properties Wins the Best Ottawa

Business Award for their Sustainability

Plan

KRP Properties is a proud recipiant of the Best

Ottawa Business award in the Sustainability category!

The Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs) are the evolution

of a 20-year-old awards program organized by the Ottawa

Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal.

These awards seek to recognize the most successful and

innovative companies and business leaders who are driving

economic growth and prosperity in the nation’s capital.

Each year, dozens of companies from all sectors are

nominated for their contributions to Ottawa’s vibrant

business scene. Recipients are linked by their passion

for doing business in Ottawa. 2015 categories are:

Waste Audit Results

KRP has undertaken waste audits on 10 of its largest

properties this summer. What this process revealed

is our efforts to improve our waste diversion are really

paying off! This year we have implemented new and

improved standardized recycling programs for mixed

paper, paper towels, cardboard, mixed recyclable

containers, batteries, electronics, toner cartridges

and light tubes. We have partnered with Cascades

Recovery to standardize the recycling programs at

all KRP facilities and this year have added batteries,

electronics, toners and wood pallets into our collection

network. KRP’s goal is to have all of our buildings

meet and exceed the provincial diversion target of

60%, and we are well on our way! The results of

a composting pilot we are undertaking will inform

our next steps in terms of expanding food waste

composting across the portfolio.

• Best Business

• Best New Business

• Best Performance in Export, HR, Marketing, Sales,

Philanthropy and Sustainability

How did the company distinguish itself in 2015 as a

sustainability leader?

Visit:

http://www.krpproperties.com/krp-difference/newsevents/

to see the qualifing questions and our answers!


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Not just green. KRP GREEN.

Energy Reduction Efforts at 411 Legget

A new Building Automation System was installed at

411 Legget. Today, buildings and building automation

systems are critical assets of any business. An

effective BAS delivers workplace comfort and energy

savings by controlling HVAC, lighting, central plant

and critical processes. KRP’s new software integrates

environmental, energy, security and safety systems

into powerful management tools. This web-based

technology provides building managers with global

access to building performance information – any place

at any time. This powerful tool offers an intuitive user

interface and powerful control features, allowing our

Building Operator a powerful tool to minimize energy

consumption, maximize comfort and achieve sustainable

building operations. All building management functions

can be accessed online through a browser to allow:

• The setting and changing of schedules for lighting,

heating and cooling depending on tenant requirements

and building occupancy;

• Adjusting setpoints and other control properties;

• The trending of all building conditions including energy

and comfort, to allow adjustments to happen in real

time;

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determine what areas of the building could be modified

to minimize the amount of wasted energy.

In addition, an LED lighting retrofit was undertaken

saving 238,782 kwh of electricity in just three short

months. This represents enough electricity to power

300 homes for a month. KRP is engaged in several

energy saving projects across the portfolio, so stay

tuned for more results as they come in!

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This indicates how many thermostats are satisfied

percentage wise.

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ALL STAR BUILDING TECHNICIANS

How long have you been working for KRP

Properties?

10 years.

Describe your roll.

I am the Maintenance Supervisor that manages a team

of 9 Building Technicians that look after 22 buildings

campus wide.

What has been your most memorable moment at

KRP Properties?

Finding a baby deer early one morning that had just

been born at the rear of 2500 Solandt Road and then

watching it go off with its mom across the golf course.

What would you like to tell all KRP tenants that

they might not already know about KRP Building

Technicians?

That they are a hardworking dedicated team that

prides themselves on providing exceptional customer

service to all the tenants and that they are a great

bunch of guys to work with.

What do you consider your greatest

achievement?

Being a husband, father and grandfather.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a

thing, what would it be?

A cat as they always get the best seat in the house and

sleep all day.

If you had an “Employee of the Year” award to

give out, who would you give it to?

The KRP Maintenance team as they all deserve it.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Sir Winston Churchill.

Who are your heroes in real life?

People who do a lot of charity and volunteer work for

no pay or recognition but solely for the purpose of

wanting to help people.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Sitting on the beach in Spain with my family watching

the sun set.

Which living person do you most admire?

My niece Kelsey who is 24 years old and has Cystic

Fibrosis for which there is no cure. She has spent more

time in hospitals and had more medical procedures in

her 24 years than I will if I live to be a 100 and battles

every day to just breathe.

On what occasion do you lie?

When people ask me my golf score.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Being English I use the words mate, bloke and geezer’

a lot when referring to a man and one phrase I use is

“That’s as much use as a chocolate tea pot”.


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HOLI

DAY

BAZAAR

11•19•2015

9 am - 4 pm

Ground floor of

555 Legget Drive

Visit KRP Properties Holiday Bazaar

on Thursday, November 19 from

9am – 4pm on the ground floor of

555 Legget Drive for a head start

on your Holiday gift shopping!

Find an assortment of 30 + vendors

and local crafters offering gifts for

everyone in the family, including

yourself!

Featuring:

South Hill Designs

Stela & Dot

Arbonne

Scentsy

Epicure

Pampered Chef

Kidbits

Natural Sudds

Jane Cass Photography

Miss Maddy’s Chocolates

Senators Merchandise

Lilly Luvs Bowtique

Ultra Rich Products

Total Life Changes

Steeped Tea

Jamberry

Discovery Toys

Flex Fitness

Au Natural Spa

Marshes Golf Club

Embrace The Knight

Stampin’ Up

Mary Kay

Pine Lodge

Swift Eyewear

Jenuine Expressions

Seacret Skincare

Hazeldean Chiropractic

...and many more!


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TENANT SPOTLIGHT

Simple to use. More Power Than You Can

Imagine.

Qlik (www.qlik.com) has come a long way since it was

founded in Sweden in 1993. Since its breakthrough in

the early 2000s, Qlik’s success has placed the company

among the top three of America’s fastest-growing tech

companies, in the same rank as Apple and LinkedIn. Just

recently, the company was named top ten in the world on

Forbes’ Most Innovative Growth Companies List. Now a

leader in visual analytics, the company currently employs

more than 2,400 people, has over 1,700 partners

worldwide, as well as a vast user base of 37,000 customers

across 105 countries. In fact, four of the five largest

global retail and wholesale companies and all five of the

five largest global pharmaceutical companies use Qlik.

Qlik’s success can, in large part, be attributed to the

extraordinary talent of the company’s engineering and

product development team. To accommodate the

company’s success and attract the best talent in the

world, the company has opened a new office within

KRP Properties with the mission of bringing its platform

and solutions to the Cloud.

Furniture Bank is a volunteer driven program of

Matthew House Ottawa, a faith based organization

operating two services - Matthew House Ottawa:

Refugee Services and Furniture Bank.

Furniture bank began in 2008, operating from a

founding member’s home to assist refugees seeking

shelter in Canada after the devastating earthquake in

Haiti. In 2011 and in partnership with KRP Properties,

the organization moved into its current warehouse

located at 340 Legget Drive, and has become

one of Ottawa’s leading providers of free, quality

used furniture and household goods to Ottawa’s

marginalized population including refugees, those

transitioning from institutions, half-way houses,

and shelters, along with others who have lost their

possessions. At present, Furniture Bank helps

between 15 to 20 families and individuals per week.

Furniture Bank’s goals are to expand its operation

through the generosity of property owners to provide

more warehouse space in locations accessible to the

communities it serves.

Together, with the Ottawa community, Furniture

Bank can continue to provide this important service

and reach more of those who need help. Visit:

matthewhouseottawa.org to find out more and how you

can contribute.


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TENANT SPOTLIGHT

A NOTE FROM THE KANATA FOOD CUPBOARD

Volunteers needed for Christmas Deliveries

Last year, the Kanata Food Cupboard delivered food and

Christmas gifts to over 400 families in Kanata. We couldn’t

have achieved this record number of deliveries without

the assistance of volunteers and tenants alike. To all who

graciously donated their time last year - thank you.

This year, we are planning for another busy Christmas.

On December 17 and December 19, starting late morning,

we are looking for adult volunteers to deliver Christmas

hampers to Kanata families in need. Volunteers are

asked to use their own vehicles when making deliveries

and are asked to work in pairs (you will be teamed up with

another volunteer if you are volunteering on your own).

OPERATION

CHRISTMAS CHILD

With your generous help, we were

able to collect 118 shoebox gifts

for children in need this Holiday

season!

Thank you to all who participated

in this initiative.

For more information, visit:

www.operationchristmaschild.ca

We appreciate any time you are able to give on any of

those two days.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the

volunteer information form on the Kanata Food Cupboard

website and note that you are specifically interested in

Christmas hamper deliveries. A link to the form is here:

http://kanatafoodcupboard.ca/volunteer-intake.

The Kanata Food Cupboard is able to provide food

assistance to Kanata families throughout the year

because of volunteers like you. Thank you for your support.


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WELCOME TO THE KRP FAMILY!

Welcome all new businesses that have recently

taken residence at KRP Properties:

INTERSET SOFTWARE INC.

INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS PLUS INC.

JUNIPER NETWORKS INC.

KAREN MCCRIMMON

MARTELLO TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

MC COUNTERMEASURES INC.

QLIKTECH CORPORATION

THE BETTER SOFTWARE COMPANY INC.

To all KRP tenants who have expanded recently,

we are proud to see you grow:

ART2WAVE

BRECHIN GROUP INC.

CHECKPOINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES

INC.

CORSA TECHNOLOGIES INC.

CORIANT CANADA TECHNOLOGY

ESIGHT CORPORATION

INFINERA CANADA INC.

JIJI PHOTOGRAPHY

LABARGE WEINSTEIN

MATTAMY HOMES LIMITED

MILITARY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE

SAVISION

SCIEMETRIC INSTRUMENTS INC.

SIGNIANT CORPORATION

SIDENSE CORP.

TIRESTAMP INC.

TSMC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY CANADA INC.

WEST OTTAWA BOARD OF TRADE

WINDRIVER

YOUI LABS


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A special thank you to all those who have extended their tenancy

with KRP Properties!

Together, we make a difference.


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