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First Mutual Properties is a private real estate investment group based out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, with an extensive portfolio of commercial / retail, office and industrial spaces. First Mutual Properties specializes in Custom Built Leasing Facilities, (Re) Development Opportunities and Property Management. As a company, First Mutual Properties is committed to leasing, developing and managing high quality commercial/retail, office and industrial properties throughout the Maritimes. First Mutual Properties feels that successful development comes from community involvement because of this we make a constant and dedicated effort to the communities in which we serve.


Shawn Chaisson | President 

First Mutual Properties 

First Mutual Properties


Our Divisions

Cutom Built Lease Facility

Specializing in:

Custom Built Lease Facilities

First Mutual Properties specializes in Custom Built Leasing Facilities. We create facilities based on your company’s individual needs and fair leasing terms. First Mutual Properties makes the facility and project completely custom from day one, everything is considered, from the location of the building, to the process in which the facility is created.  

70 First Lake Development

Specializing in:

Development & Re-Development

First Mutual Properties passion is for Re-development. 

First Mutual Properties understands that the art of developing or re-developing is a special niche process. An understanding of the community and market is essential to execute correctly. 

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Specializing in:

Property Management

As a full service development company, First Mutual Properties is committed to providing property management services above industy standards and service customized to the needs of our individual tenants and clients.

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Shawn Chaisson

Shawn Chaisson



As President of First Mutual Properties, 

Shawn oversees all operational activities for the company. Shawn has over 30 years experience in the construction industry and has extensive background in custom built leasing facilities, tenant improvements, pre-engineered steel buildings and a wide variety of development projects. Most recently Shawn has been concentrating in expanding First Mutual Properties real estate portfolio through acquiring office, industrial and commercial buildings as well as focusing on growing the custom built leasing facilities side of the company.

Executive Vice-President


As Executive Vice-President for First Mutual Properties, Ben oversees leasing and sales of properties while also concentrating on expanding First Mutual Properties through evaluating potential expansion opportunities. Ben has been working in the Real Estate industry for over 10 years and has a Diploma of Urban Land Economics from UBC and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Ben has also obtained his Argus Software Certification (ASC) allowing for complex financial modelling of properties. 

Ben Chaisson, CCIM, ASC

A Development Process That Puts You At Ease

Concept to Completion

We will help you through the whole process from concept planning and highest and

best use analysis through construction until completion.

Today's Latest Technology

 First Mutual Properties uses the latest in technology in our projects. This includes aerial drone videos as well as Argus Enterprise Software for the most accurate financial real estate modelling. 

100% Custom Designs

100% Custom design projects allow you to chose every aspect of the project. First Mutual Properties will help guide you through the process and make recommendations to give you additional options to choose from.


"In the early 2010, as part of McKesson Canada,  we began looking at warehousing and distribution solutions to meet the needs of our expanding business. At the time we had two locations, Halifax and Moncton both of which were “bursting at the seams” and not meeting our current needs. It was at this time that we began a search for a group to build us a new warehousing facility. We made the decision to partner with First Mutual Properties and build a new 178,000 sq ft property in Moncton. It was a major endeavour and I found the management and staff very hands on and a pleasure to work with throughout the building and planning process.

Thanks to First Mutual Properties, McKesson Canada now has a state of the art facility in Moncton."


Rick Brennan

Senior Vice President Retail Banner Services

McKesson Canada

"We have worked with First Mutual Properties on several projects over the past 10 years and we appreciate that they always place the customer first. The entire team’s attention to detail and knowledgeable approach to problem solving has ensured the successful completion of each of our projects."


Vivek Sood


General Manager, Sobeys National Pharmacy Group & Lawton’s Drug Stores Ltd.

"Sobeys has been very pleased with our building & our site at 70 First Lake, Lr Sackville, NS, we are very pleased at the way your company is looking after the maintenance / parking lot around our store & the Needs store.

Thank you!"


Joe Fiander

Sobeys VP Real Estate 


"They are always there in an emergency. Whether its a vandalized window that needs replacing in the middle of the night, or an HVAC problem on Boxing Day, the response is quick and personal."

Colleen Day

Senior Conservator, Collections, Curatorial and Conservation Branch / Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage Directorate

Parks Canada / Government of Canada




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175 Main Street, Suite 203

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

P.O. Box 2992 Dartmouth East

B2W 6A1




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