IQHQ Acquires Life Sciences Office, Lab Building in Boston’s Fenway for $270M
BOSTON — IQHQ Inc. has acquired 109 Brookline Avenue, a 285,000-square-foot office and lab building in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. Equity Commonwealth sold the asset for $270 million.
IQHQ, formerly Creative Sciences Properties, used funds from a $770 million capital raise to make the acquisition. The company, which specializes in life sciences real estate development, will use the rest of the funds to invest in life sciences projects in its core markets of Boston, San Francisco and San Diego in the United States, as well as the Golden Triangle in the United Kingdom (Cambridge, London and Oxford).
“Boston’s amazing life sciences cluster keeps fueling demand for high-quality space,” says John Bonanno, chief investment officer of IQHQ. “109 Brookline checks a lot of boxes for us — it’s adjacent to Fenway Center, easily accessible by public transportation and in a neighborhood with a history of full occupancy and a bright future.”
According to LoopNet Inc., the three-story building was originally developed in 1915 and renovated in 2000. The property is located along the corridor between Kenmore Square and the Longwood Medical Area, which is home to some of the country’s leading medical and research institutions. The property is situated two blocks from Fenway Park, home of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox.
— Alex Tostado