Our People

Keith Brideau

President & CEO

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.

Margot has been involved with Historica since it was a glimmer of hope in Keith’s eye. Growing up in Quispamsis, she moved Uptown in 2006 and can’t imagine living anywhere else ever again.With a background in Finance, Admin and HR, she complemented her husband, Keith, in building Historica to its full potential.

For the first couple of years it was just she and Keith in the office so she had a chance to be “Jack of all trades” and really immerse in all property development and management had to offer. As the company grew, she chose to focus on the area she enjoyed the most, payroll & HR as well as her absolute favorite, design for interior and exterior of Historica projects.

Margot has many things that keep her busy in her spare time as well. She’s extremely family oriented loves spending time with her two daughters, Lauren and Ava and of course, Keith. She’s also a huge animal lover and she and Keith have 4 dogs (you can often see them out walking Uptown), 2 cats and a horse (who unfortunately can’t live Uptown or you’d see him out walking also). Travelling is another passion and the bucket list of destinations is never ending. She also enjoys the gym and is in dance as well.

Margot has a true passion for Uptown and is truly dedicated to helping Keith and Historica make Uptown Saint John the best place to live in Atlantic Canada.

Raygene Adams

Property Manager

Raygene has been with Historica since November 2020. Prior to that, she spent 15 years in the financial services industry as a Mortgage Specialist.  Previous to this, she was the National Aboriginal Account Manger for Xerox Canada. Raygene brings a variety of knowledge and expertise to managing many areas of the business. Her many responsibilities range from managing local small businesses to large operations such as INAC (Indian and Norther Affairs Canada), assisting with hiring, training, leasing, and financial management. When not immersed in the maintenance & leasing world, Raygene can be found with her husband, Paul, their two daughters & fur babies relaxing at their cottage.

Katrina Keating

Property Accountant

Katrina has been with Historica since May 2019. Prior to that, she spent her time working in public practice in Saint John. Fully using her degree from UNBSJ, Bachelor of Applied Management – Accounting, she has switched roles from public practice to work at Historica as the Property Accountant.

Katrina has been actively involved with Area 506 since it first started in 2016 as the treasurer. She also just started as the treasurer for the Spina Bifida Families of Canada, a not-for-profit charity. This charity is near to her heart, as her daughter, Jacqueline, was born with Spina Bifida.

When not immersed in the accounting world, Katrina can be found with her husband, Jeff, and their daughter camping at their trailer or cottage on the weekends.

Kalsey Elliott

Property Administrator

Kalsey graduated from the Administrative Professional Executive program at NBCC in January of 2020. She first joined our team on a work placement and has been with Historica since!  Kalsey can be found at our reception desk but is also a part of our accounting team doing our bookkeeping and managing accounts payable. She loves working at Historica because the company is always growing, providing new challenges and opportunities! On her free time, Kalsey can be found four wheeling and spending time with her friends!

Walter Brideau

Purchasing Manager

Walter has been with Historica since day one, working alongside his son Keith. He is responsible for purchasing all of our tools and supplies. He can usually be found driving all over town. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Joy, and seeing his grandchildren.

Gordie Hooper

Maintenance Supervisor

Kim Harrity

Cleaning Supervisor

Kim started at Historica as a cleaner in 2016 and quickly moved up within the company into her current role as the Cleaning and Painting Supervisor. In addition to managing her team and maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of our buildings, Kim can also be found helping out with administrative tasks in our office. She loves working for Historica, as the company is always growing which provides new opportunities and new challenges.

When not immersed in her work, Kim enjoys spending her downtime with her little girl Kallie and visiting her family in Sussex