Ottawa’s Merkburn Holdings celebrates 50 years in business


Friends, family and colleagues gathered at the National Arts Centre Friday to celebrate a milestone for one of Ottawa’s long-standing commercial real estate firms as Merkburn Holdings celebrated five decades of success.

Merkburn launched from William Burnside and Cameron Merkley back in 1969 with Frank Dooher joining later as a partner. The firm started its local portfolio with a small crop of industrial buildings out on Liverpool Court.

Today, with managing partners Peter Dooher and Kevin Rougeau at the helm, Merkburn now owns nearly one million square feet of space across the National Capital Region, with some property in the United States to boot.

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We’ve gathered a few shots from inside the anniversary celebrations marking Merkburn’s 50th year below.



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