Luminous Capital Acquires R&D Building for Life Sciences Conversion in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD, CALIF. — Luminous Capital Management, in partnership with Austin, Texas-based Virtus Real Estate Capital, has acquired 5931 Priestly Drive, an industrial/research and development (R&D) building in Carlsbad. Locally based investment firm Greene Properties sold the asset for $14 million, or $265 per square foot.Situated within Carlsbad Research Center, the 52,800-square-foot property was fully leased to two tenants under short-term leases that expire in 2023 at the time of …

Wentworth Institute of Technology to Open 640,000 SF Life Sciences Facility in Boston

BOSTON — The Wentworth Institute of Technology, a private university founded in Boston in 1904, will open a 640,000-square-foot life sciences facility at 500 Huntington Ave. in the city’s Longwood Medical District. Wentworth has selected a joint venture between The Fallon Co., Owens Cos. and Waldwin Development Co. to develop the property. The project is expected to create about 1,900 construction jobs and 1,500 full-time jobs upon completion. A construction timeline for the development, …

CBRE Arranges $75M Loan for Shoreway Innovation Center in Belmont, California

BELMONT, CALIF. — CBRE has arranged a $75 million loan for the acquisition and redevelopment of Shoreway Innovation Center in Belmont. The property will be redeveloped into a new life sciences campus. The borrower is Four Corners Properties.Mike Walker and Brad Zampa with CBRE Capital Markets’ Debt & Structured Finance group arranged and secured the three-year, floating-rate financing through a private equity firm. The nonrecourse loan carried two extension options.Four Corners …

Tishman Speyer, Bellco Capital to Develop 200,000 SF Life Sciences Campus in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A joint venture between Tishman Speyer and Bellco Capital has purchased a development site at the 2300 Market Street city block in Philadelphia’s Center City district. The joint venture, which goes by the name Breakthrough Properties, plans to redevelop the site into 200,000 square feet of life sciences space.The site is located adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University and within walking distance to several academic medical centers. The property …

Integra Signs 100,000 SF Life Sciences Lease in Braintree, Massachusetts

BRAINTREE, MASS. — Global medical technology company Integra has signed a 100,000-square-foot life sciences lease at 400 Wood Road in Braintree, a southern suburb of Boston. Hilco Redevelopment Partners purchased the 156,000-square-foot property in 2019 and converted it into a life sciences facility. Integra plans to take occupancy of the new space, which it will use to manufacture surgical reconstruction devices, in 2025. The move is expected to bring about 150 new jobs to the local economy. …

Trammell Crow to Develop 757,000 SF Life Sciences Campus at Johns Hopkins Satellite Campus in Maryland

ROCKVILLE, MD. — Trammell Crow Co. has plans to develop The Lab at Belward, a life sciences project situated on the Belward Campus of Johns Hopkins University in Rockville. The property will initially span 757,000 square feet of laboratory and research and development space across three buildings. Trammell Crow entered into a 99-year ground lease with Johns Hopkins University for the 21-acre project. Designed by Gensler to achieve LEED Gold standards, The Lab at Belward will include 18-foot …

Matica Biotechnology Opens 45,000 SF Life Sciences Facility in College Station

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Cell and gene therapy firm Matica Biotechnology has opened a 45,000-square-foot life sciences facility at Providence Park, a 52-acre research and development campus in College Station. Providence Park houses the former 180,000-square-foot facility of Pittsburgh-based manufacturer Westinghouse. Oldham Goodwin manages the

DLJ Real Estate, Leggat McCall Complete 289,000 SF Life Sciences Project in Metro Boston

SOMERVILLE, MASS. — A development team of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners and Leggat McCall Properties has completed 101 South Street, a 289,000-square-foot life sciences project in Somerville, located on the northern outskirts of Boston. The building is the first of four master-planned life sciences facilities within the 1.8 million-square-foot Boynton Yards development. Architecture firms Spagnolo Gisness & Associates and Hashim Sarkis Studios designed the project, and Shawmut Design …

Trammell Crow, CBRE Plan 116,000 SF Vista Sorrento Labs Spec Life Sciences Building in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Trammell Crow Co. (TCC), in partnership with CBRE Investment Management on behalf of a separate account client, has unveiled plans to build Vista Sorrento Labs, a 116,000-square-foot speculative life sciences development in the Sorrento Mesa submarket of San Diego.The purpose-built life sciences building marks the first ground-up life sciences project in San Diego for both firms. The partnership plans to begin demolition of an existing building on the site and break ground on …

JLL Arranges $27.4M in Financing to Convert Industrial Building to Life Sciences Space in Vista, California

VISTA, CALIF. — JLL Capital Markets has secured $27.4 million in financing for the acquisition and repositioning of 2065 Thibodo Road, an industrial property in Vista. The borrower is a joint venture between Lincoln Property Co. and Angelo Gordon.The new owner plans to convert the existing 76,872-square-foot property, which is situated on 4.1. acres, into manufacturing space that meets Current Good Manufacturing Practices for life sciences users. The property features 149 parking stalls, …

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