JLL Brokers Sale of 228,362 SF Life Sciences Building in Skokie, Illinois

SKOKIE, ILL. — JLL Capital Markets has brokered the sale of 4901 Searle Parkway, a 228,362-square-foot life sciences building in Skokie. The sales price was undisclosed. Located within the Illinois Science + Technology Park, the property originally served as the headquarters of pharmaceutical giant G.D. Searle. Today, the building is leased to NorthShore University HealthSystem. Sam DiFrancesca, Patrick Shields, Jaime Fink, Jeffrey Bramson, Bruce Miller and Brian Shanfeld of JLL represented …

Newmark Brokers Sale of 400,000 SF Office, Lab Campus in Metro Boston

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — Newmark has brokered the sale of 9/90 Corporate Center, a 400,000-square-foot office and laboratory campus located in the western Boston suburb of Framingham. The three-building property was roughly 80 percent leased to 12 tenants at the time of sale. Robert Griffin, Edward Maher, Matthew Pullen, Samantha Hallowell and William Sleeper of Newmark represented the undisclosed seller and procured the buyer, a partnership between Outshine Properties and Jadian Capital, in the …

Mark Goodman & Associates to Build 16-Story Life Sciences Development in Chicago

CHICAGO — Mark Goodman & Associates Inc. has received final approval from the Chicago City Council to build a 16-story life sciences development at 400 N. Elizabeth St. in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood. The project is expected to bring 1,350 high-tech jobs to the city. The ground-up building will be situated on the site of the former Lakeshore Beverage distributorship.Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the 492,000-square-foot project will include life sciences, biotechnology …

Skender Starts Interior Buildout of Lab, Office Space for Hazel Technologies in Chicago

CHICAGO — Skender has started the interior buildout of a two-story, 50,000-square-foot lab and office space for Hazel Technologies at 320 N. Sangamon, a new 13-story building being developed by Tishman Speyer and Mark Goodman & Associates in Chicago’s Fulton Market. Hazel, a USDA-funded technology company developing solutions to extend the shelf life of fresh produce, will move from its current location at Illinois Tech’s University Technology Park in the Bronzeville neighborhood. …

True North, Celera Buy Metro Boston Office Complex, Plan Life Sciences Conversion

BOSTON — A partnership between True North Management Group and Boston-based Celera Properties has purchased a two-building office complex in the northern Boston suburb of Andover with plans to convert the property into a life sciences facility. The complex spans 233,726 square feet. Greg LaBine and Martha Nay of JLL arranged a $35.3 million floating-rate loan through OceanFirst Bank on behalf of the partnership. Proceeds will be used to acquire and reposition the

Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals Signs 10,000 SF Life Sciences Lease in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals, which develops therapies to make bone marrow transplants safer and more accessible, has signed a 10,000-square-foot life sciences lease at the Mink Building in Manhattan. The tenant will relocate from the Downstate campus of State University of New York (SUNY). Owned by The Janus Property Co., the 150,000-square-foot Mink Building is located within the Manhattanville Factory District, adjacent to Columbia University and City College on the Upper West …

Elevated Tenant Demand Reshapes Life Sciences, Laboratory Facility Designs

By Isabel Mandujano, director of lab planning, LPA Inc.The COVID-19 pandemic brought to the forefront the importance of research and innovation in life sciences, which is driving incredible demand for new construction of these and laboratory facilities.At the same time, an increasing focus on the health and wellness of life sciences workers is pushing innovation in the way these facilities are designed and constructed — as well as with regard to the roles these spaces play for …

Austin, San Antonio Industrial Markets Both Experience Unprecedented Demand

By Joe Iannacone, senior vice president, Titan Development; and Omar Nasser, senior vice president, AQUILA Commercial The Central Texas industrial market stretches between Austin and San Antonio along the Interstate 35 “Innovation” Corridor, an approximately 80-mile expanse that encompasses some of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.[caption id="attachment_303444" align="alignright" width="100"] Joe Iannacone, Titan Development[/caption] Austin, now the 10th-largest city in …

IQHQ Buys Site in Bay Area to Develop New Elco Yards Life Sciences Campus

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — IQHQ, a private life sciences developer and owner with offices in San Diego and Boston, has purchased a “shovel-ready” development site in the Bay Area town of Redwood City that is fully entitled for mixed-use. The firm plans to develop Elco Yards, a project that will feature four life sciences buildings and two residential communities, as well as green space open to the public.The four office buildings will span 600,000 square feet and include laboratory, …

Longfellow Buys Nine Office Assets in San Diego for $315.4M, Plans Conversion to Life Sciences Campus

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. — Longfellow Real Estate Partners has acquired Luskin Business Park, a nine-property office portfolio totaling 371,281 square feet in San Diego. The sales price was $315.4 million. Longfellow plans to convert the assets into a massive life sciences campus.The properties are located at 6150, 6160, 6370, 6440, 6450, 6540, 6640 and 6650 Lusk Blvd. and 10225 Barnes Canyon Road in the Sorrento Mesa submarket, a part of San Diego that is home to major corporations and has a …

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