Lee & Associates’ Second-Quarter 2022 Economic Rundown by Sector

Rising interest rates, inflation and general economic uncertainty altered the patterns and outlooks for the industrial, office, retail and multifamily sectors across the United States. As Lee & Associates’ recent Q2 2022 North America Market Report reveals, certain sectors like industrial and multifamily, that were white hot last year, have begun to cool slightly. Meanwhile, retail is making historic gains in the face of decreasing interest in ecommerce. The full Lee & Associates …

Peak Real Estate Negotiates Sale of 62,000 SF Office, Lab Building in Lowell, Massachusetts

LOWELL, MASS. — Boutique brokerage firm Peak Real Estate Partners has negotiated the sale of a 62,000-square-foot office and lab building located at 75 Technology Drive in the northern Boston suburb of Lowell. Jumbo Capital sold the property to Boston-based Rhino Capital Advisors for an undisclosed price. Anthony Biette of Peak Real Estate brokered the deal on behalf of both parties. Northmarq arranged acquisition financing through Cambridge Savings Bank. The building was fully leased at the …

Syndicated Equities Trades Johns Hopkins Laboratory Building in Laurel, Maryland for $53M

LAUREL, MD. — Syndicated Equities, a private real estate investment firm based in Chicago, has sold the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel. An unnamed, Florida-based investor purchased the property for $53 million in a 1031 exchange. Syndicated Equities purchased the laboratory facility in January 2011 in a joint venture with Middleton Partners, which is also based in Chicago. During its ownership, Syndicated Equities executed two long-term leases and made …

JLL Negotiates Sale of 155,200 SF Life Sciences Facility in Wayne, Pennsylvania

WAYNE, PA. — JLL has negotiated the sale of a 155,200-square-foot life sciences facility in Wayne, a northwestern suburb of Philadelphia. The property sits on 10 acres and offers amenities such as a fitness center, conference room and a cafeteria. Jim Galbally and Brett Segal of JLL represented the seller, Pennsylvania-based Maguire Hayden Real Estate, in the transaction. The buyer and sales price were not disclosed. At the time of sale, the facility was fully leased to Charles River …

Breakthrough Properties Begins Construction of One Canal Life Sciences Property in East Cambridge, Massachusetts

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Breakthrough Properties, a joint venture between Tishman Speyer and Bellco Capital, has begun construction of One Canal by Breakthrough, a life sciences development project in Cambridge, about two miles from downtown Boston. The property is located on the city’s First Street Corridor overlooking Canal Park and the Charles River in the East Cambridge neighborhood and is adjacent to CambridgeSide – a gated regional mall that is being redeveloped and includes 650,000 …

SmartLabs to Open Life Sciences Facility at Drexel University in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — SmartLabs, a Boston-based life sciences operator, will open a new facility within Drexel University’s campus in Philadelphia. The square footage was not disclosed, but the space will span two stories within a 508,000-square-foot facility that is being developed by a partnership between Gattuso Development Partners and New York-based Vigilant Holdings. The facility, which is scheduled to open in 2025 and will include research and development, office and manufacturing space, …

Newmark Arranges $514M Construction Loan for BioMed Realty’s Life Sciences Tower in Somerville, Massachusetts

SOMERVILLE, MASS. — Newmark has arranged $514 million in construction financing for Phase I of Assembly Innovation Park, a life sciences tower spanning 485,000 square feet in the Boston suburb of Somerville. BioMed Realty, a San Diego-based subsidiary of Blackstone that focuses on life sciences real estate, is developing the 12-story tower and accompanying parking garage. The tower will be situated at the intersection of Middlesex Avenue and Foley Street, with visibility along I-93. …

JLL Secures $165M Refinancing for Genesis Science Center in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — JLL Capital Markets has arranged a $165 million refinancing for Genesis Science Center, a life sciences R&D campus located at 5510, 5550, 5580 and 5590 Morehouse Drive in San Diego. The four-building property features 252,000 square feet of space. The fully occupied asset offers a variety of amenities, including an outdoor eatery, fitness center and a conference center that can accommodate at least 100 people. Tim Wright, Todd Sugimoto and Daniel Pinkus of JLL Capital …

JLL Arranges $585M Construction Loan for Allston LabWorks Project in Boston

BOSTON — JLL has arranged a $585 million construction loan for Allston LabWorks, a 580,905-square-foot life sciences, retail and multifamily project in the Allston neighborhood of Boston. The borrower and developer is a joint venture between Boston-based King Street Properties, Brookfield and Mugar Enterprises. Allston LabWorks will feature 534,000 square feet of lab space, 20,000 square feet of retail space and 35 multifamily units, about 25 percent of which will be reserved as affordable …

DHC Purchases Life Sciences Facility in Fremont, California for $82M

FREMONT, CALIF. — Diversified Healthcare Trust (Nasdaq: DHC) has acquired a life sciences building, located at 47071 Bayside Parkway in Fremont, for $82 million. The name of the seller was not released. The recently renovated facility features 89,000 rentable square feet of lab and corporate headquarters space. The property is 100 percent leased to Alamar Bioscience through January 2034. With this acquisition, DHC now owns four life sciences assets totaling approximately 327,000 square …

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