DEVENS, MASS. — Colliers has negotiated a 101,000-square-foot life sciences lease at Pathway Devens, a 45-acre campus located about 50 miles northwest of Boston. John Carroll III and Kevin Brawley of Colliers represented the tenant, Ascend Elements, which produces parts for lithium ion batteries, in the lease negotiations. Brian McKenzie and Alex Plaistead of CBRE represented the landlord, Boston-based King Street Properties. The deal brings the first phase of the development to full occupancy.
BOSTON — A partnership between Lendlease and Ivanhoé Cambridge has topped out a $545 million life sciences project within Boston Landing, a mixed-use destination in the Allston/Brighton area. The nine-story, 350,000-square-foot building at 60 Guest St. is known as FORUM and will feature traditional office space in addition to lab and research/development space. SGA Architects designed the project, and Consigli Construction Co. is serving as the general contractor. Construction began last fall and is slated for completion sometime next year. JLL is the leasing agent. The partnership first acquired the land for the project from NB Development Group, the master developer of Boston Landing, in March 2021.
Menlo Equities, Beacon Capital Break Ground on Portal 405 Life Sciences Building in San Carlos, California
SAN CARLOS, CALIF. — Menlo Equities and Beacon Capital Partners have broken ground on Portal 405, a life sciences building located at 405 Industrial Road in San Carlos. The 240,000-square-foot Portal 405 is slated for completion in late 2024. The six-story building will feature four lab and office floors above two levels of above-grade parking and two levels of subterranean parking. The building lobby will offer bike storage, restrooms with showers and lockers, and tenant amenity areas that can accommodate a fitness center and café. The building-top terrace on the sixth floor will provide an outdoor work and event space for tenants. The property is designed to accommodate multiple tenants or a single user. Mike Moran of CBRE and Clarke Funkhouser of Cushman & Wakefield are the marketing and leasing agents for the project.
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Stirling has arranged the sale of a 30,000-square-foot life sciences facility located at 100 Lucerne Lane in Birmingham. The property, which features office, wet lab and warehouse space, is situated on 5.7 acres within Oxmoor South Industrial Park. The buyer, Birmingham Water Works, is planning to make capital improvements at the property, which will be used for the organization’s new EnviroLab facility. The company oversees the water supply for more than 770,000 people in Birmingham and the surrounding counties. Juhmad Hollis and Melissa Warren of Stirling represented the buyer in the transaction. The seller and sales price were not disclosed.
DETROIT — The Gilbert Family Foundation, Henry Ford Health and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have announced plans for the development of a $439 million inpatient rehabilitation hospital and research facility in Detroit. The project will be an expansion of the existing Henry Ford Health and Michigan State University Health Sciences campus. Plans for the project include a 125,000-square-foot inpatient tower, which will be constructed at the corner of West Grand Boulevard and John C. Lodge Freeway. The facility will offer 72 beds, with three floors of the building occupied by rehabilitation care provider Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. The rehabilitation floors will provide inpatient care for those recovering from strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other conditions. The Gilbert Family Foundation has provided $10 million fund to increase access to rehabilitation care for low-income residents in Detroit. The building is scheduled for completion in 2029. The development will also include a new research building on Henry Ford Health’s East Campus. The project will house the Nick Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Research Institute, a facility dedicated to finding a cure for neurofibromatosis. The property is scheduled for completion in 2027. The building will be the first brick-and-mortar development to be solely dedicated to neurofibromatosis …
DENTON, TEXAS — Texas Woman’s University (TWU) will break ground on a $107 million health sciences center in Denton on Friday, Sept. 15. The 136,000-square-foot facility will serve students in the allied healthcare fields such as nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy. TWU states the goal of the center is to graduate 30 percent more nursing and healthcare professionals, with a special emphasis on preparing students to serve in rural settings. The new health sciences center will be constructed on seven acres adjacent to Parliament Village, a TWU residential complex housing 872 students. Plans for the facility include laboratory space, classrooms, collaborative workspaces, outdoor clinic sites and a teaching kitchen, as well as community healthcare clinics and training areas for students. Alongside the groundbreaking, TWU will launch the public phase of the $125 million Dream Big Campaign. This is TWU’S first comprehensive fundraising campaign. The Dream Big Campaign is intended to commemorate university’s 125th anniversary in 2026. TWU is a public university that was established in 1901. The university’s main campus is in Denton, with additional health science centers in Dallas and Houston. While TWU admitted its first male students in 1972 and has been fully co-educational since 1992, the school is …
WALTHAM, MASS. — Locally based construction management firm J. Calnan & Associates has delivered a 37,000-square-foot life sciences project in the western Boston suburb of Waltham. The space, which is a build-to-suit for Biocytogen Pharmaceuticals, is located at 300 Third Avenue, a 143,533-square-foot building that is owned by Dallas-based Lincoln Property Co. The facility features an open-floor design, climate-controlled vivarium and advanced cell culture and procedure suites.
LAFAYETTE, COLO. — Real Capital Solutions has acquired Medtronic Lafayette Campus from Ryan Cos. for $188 million. The acquisition consists of two five-story life sciences office buildings located at 200 and 250 Medtronic Drive in Lafayette, approximately 20 miles north of Denver. Completed earlier this year, the 42-acre, 404,159-square-foot property is Medtronic’s second largest U.S. campus, which will eventually house about 1,200 employees. As sole tenant of the property, the medical device company has a guaranteed, 20-year, triple-net lease.
WILMINGTON, DEL. — Pennsylvania-based developer MRA Group has received $63 million for the redevelopment of Chestnut Run Innovation & Science Park, a 164-acre, 14-building development in Wilmington. MRA Group will use the funds to continue renovations of the campus’ 14 buildings to support lab, R&D and advanced manufacturing uses. Additional plans for the campus include a hotel, fitness center, conference facilities, an outdoor amphitheater and accommodations for food services. Fulton Bank, in conjunction with Nuveen Green Capital through C-PACE, financed $50 million of the funds, while WSFS Bank provided the remaining $13 million.
NEWTON, MASS. — Spindrift, a provider of sparkling water, has renewed and expanded its headquarters space at Chapel Bridge Park, an office and life sciences development located in the western suburb of Boston of Newton. The tenant now occupies more than 20,000 square feet at the eight-building, 250,000-square-foot campus, which is owned by The Bulfinch Cos. Jared Pimm of CBRE represented Spindrift in the lease negotiations.