News: We have set a demolition date of March 19th for the Jean Burns building. Works will begin before that in preparation.

News: After 27 years, Crankshaw Holdings Ltd has announced that as a company we are going to place ourselves for sale, including all four of our buildings and we will vacate our position in downtown Nanaimo.

More soon.

2012-06-06 12.20.58 Hello, and welcome to Crankshaw Holdings Ltd. My name is Jack Ball, President and CEO of Crankshaw.

On March 30, 2016 my company suffered a terrible loss. The Jean Burns building, a major downtown Nanaimo retail and office complex was destroyed by fire.

As a result of this loss, I am disheartened to now say that I am going to start and sell our portfolio and consider reinvesting the proceeds into the rebuild of this site.

It was my goal to keep our inventory, and to keep supporting our downtown for many more years, but now our focus must be on the rebuilding process.

Much has changed since I first purchased these building, and I am speaking of regulations.  As I work with my management team, I am hoping that we can indeed aim on making this a better site than what it was, but, to be honest, I do have a lot of concerns and we review those almost on a daily basis.

This is our updated and simplified website. Please have a look around as we will continue to list the premises we have for lease, and to also display those buildings that are for sale by us.

I also want to thank Nanaimo, and the downtown community for all the years that you have support our tenants, and through them, us.



My name is Rick Hyne, I am the operating officer for Crankshaw Holdings Ltd.

My role with the company is to manage the day-to-day affairs and to set the company’s direction. While most of our spaces are now occupied, we have some very attractive rates and incentives at one of our buildings.

At Crankshaw Holdings we like to think everyone is part of our downtown family. Unlike other commercial property owners, you are dealing with on-site management not driven by commissions, but in providing solutions to you, our potential tenant, for our existing tenant mix, and for downtown Nanaimo as a whole.

Please complete the contact form and I would be pleased to work with you in finding a new home for your business or venture.