About Novacorp

Novacorp is committed to maintaining our clients’ real estate asset as if they were our own, ensuring the long-term viability of each project. Our objective is to provide the owners, tenants, and user groups of the facilities under management with a clean and safe environment, and maintaining the capital equipment (physical and plant machinery) by implementing planned preventative maintenance schedules in a manner that is not disruptive to the tenants and user groups.

It is our intent to ensure the quality of life enjoyed by the tenants and user groups is above what is normally expected for comparable facilities, that health and safety issues are properly addressed as they arise, and that the Owner is kept informed of any issue arising that may affect the return on investment, owner’s liability, or public perception.

Novacorp Properties Limited and its team strongly believe in supporting the community. To that end, Novacorp is an active supporter and/or sponsor of the following organizations:

  • Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Dartmouth
  • Phoenix Youth Programs
  • IWK Children”s Hospital / IWK Foundation
  • Adsum House
  • Red Cross Society
  • Beacon House

In addition, the Novacorp senior executive team sit on a variety of Boards and Commissions, donating hundreds of hours of time to worthwhile causes.

Our Team


Jim Todd

Jim is a seasoned real estate veteran with an eye for detail and a practical approach to property management. In addition to his executive duties, Jim coordinates the Project Management division, responsible for overseeing capital projects and facilities management.

Jim’s intimate knowledge of the real estate industry was acquired by progressively taking on more responsible positions with a number of large property management companies prior to forming his own company in 1980, Fencorp Properties Limited. Prior to the sale of Fencorp in 1997, Fencorp had grown to become Atlantic Canada’s largest third-party real estate management company. The company managed a diverse portfolio worth in excess of $350 million, consisting of 2.5 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial properties, over 4,000 multi-unit residential suites located within the four Atlantic Provinces, and four hotel/inns. The company maintained in-house leasing staff for the commercial division and brokered the sale of all manner of commercial real estate, including office, retail, industrial, and multi-unit residential properties.

Jim’s well rounded background includes years of experience in maintenance, project management, budgeting, leasing, real estate brokerage, accounting, detailed evaluations, and foreclosure/ receivership management.

In September 2000, Jim co-founded Novacorp Properties Limited. Novacorp currently manages a robust portfolio of institutional, commercial and multi-unit residential properties valued in excess of $150 million.


Brian Lugar

Brian looks after the day-to-day operations of the company, spearheads the brokerage and consulting division (Novacorp Realty), and coordinates business development. With over two decades of experience in commercial real estate development, real estate brokerage, and the property management industry, Brian brings a wealth of real estate experience and expertise to the team.

In addition to his administrative duties, Brian’s responsibilities include:

  • Project Planning and Business Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Commercial and Retail Leasing
  • Acquisition/Disposition of Investment Real Estate
  • Facility and Asset Management, Property Management
  • Advertising and Promotions
  • Community/Client Relations

Since 1984, Brian has had extensive experience in all facets of real estate management, development and leasing. Prior to co-founding Novacorp Properties, Brian was responsible, as General Manager / Broker, for regional operations of a large multi-national publicly traded real estate company with a regional portfolio under management worth in excess of $350 million.

Brian has appeared at Nova Scotia Utility Review Board hearings as an expert witness, served a ten year appointment to the board of the Province of Nova Scotia Waterfront Development Corporation (mandated to develop waterfront properties surrounding Halifax Harbour) and served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (NS-PEI Division) and was Chair and a trustee of CNIB’s CaterPlan Trust.

Brian is currently President and Director of Novacorp Properties Limited, Managing Broker of Novacorp Realty and Vice President of Nova Learning Inc., owners & operators of nine educational facilities developed under the Province of Nova Scotia’s public/private initiative.


Kevin Deverill
Property Manager

Kevin brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Novacorp Team working in both Property Management and the Construction Industry for over 25 years. Kevin has extensive knowledge of buildings, mechanical systems and implementing preventative maintenance programs stemming from a career working on behalf of both residential and condominium properties in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Europe.

Kevin has exceptional communication skills and is able to manage multiple deadlines while ensuring a high level of customer service. He is an experienced property manager, construction supervisor and project manager with extensive knoweledge of WHMIS, Occupational Health & Safety legislation and Condominium By-Laws and Declarations.

Team work and great communication is something Kevin promotes strongly to benefit Novacorp's clients.


Colleen Last
Property Manager

As a recent transplant from Vancouver, BC, Colleen Last brings a diversity of experience and culture as well as an appreciation for the Maritime lifestyle, to her role as Property Manager for Condominium Buildings.

Having worked for one of BC’s largest locally owned and operated property management companies as well as an international company serving 9000 communities worldwide, Colleen values the opportunity to extend personalized service to her clients.

Prior to property management, Colleen enjoyed a long and rewarding career in the financial management industry. In applying her transferable skills as a problem solving lender, team building manager and trusted adviser, Colleen is mindful of “big picture” objectives while focusing on customized solutions for a differentiated service experience.

John Orr Novacorp

John Orr
Property Manager

John has been involved in property management for over fifteen years. He has extensive knowledge of buildings and their systems stemming from a career managing a diverse portfolio of properties throughout Atlantic Canada, including industrial, commercial, office and retail complexes.

John has an extensive knowledge of service and maintenance protocols, contract administration, Worker’s Compensation and Labour Safety Standards, Condominium By-Laws and Declarations and is an invaluable resource for Corporation Boards.

Don Wambolt Novacorp

Don Wambolt
Property Manager

Don Wambolt is an experienced residential property manager having been involved in all aspects of property management since 2006.

Prior to joining Novacorp Properties, Don was responsible as Co-Owner and General Manager of a property management company specializing in management of a diverse residential portfolio owned by local and European investors. Don possesses a diverse and well-rounded knowledge, with the capability of handling multiple tasks in a stressful environment.

Don has also had extensive experience in the hospitality/food service industry in ever increasing roles of responsibility, culminating in the management of several food establishments. He also has worked in the insurance industry as a Licensed Broker, responsible for both personal and commercial policies.

This well-rounded background has provided Don with years of experience in property maintenance, customer service, contract administration, project management, leasing, accounting, budgeting, and undertaking detailed property evaluations.

Lisa Peeples Novacorp

Lisa Peeples
Controller/Senior Property Accountant

Lisa is the Controller of Novacorp Properties Limited and is responsible for the overall accounting and financial reporting for the company and related entities. She has a background in Business Administration with a major in accounting from the Nova Scotia Community College. Lisa is enrolled in the CGA program and Bachelor of Commerce program through Laurentian University. Lisa has extensive experience in the real estate industry, having worked for Novacorp Properties since 2003. 


Tony Perry
Property Accountant


Sheena Thomas
Property Accountant


Ruth Baxter
Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable




Leanne Fahie
Property Administrator




Lynn Jenkins
Property Administrator


Cindy White
Receptionist/Property Administrator