Parmer Innovation Centers Purchases 1.8 MSF GSK Office Campus in Raleigh, Plans $80M Renovation
RALEIGH, N.C. — Los Angeles-based Parmer Innovation Centers has closed on its purchase of the 1.8 million-square-foot GSK campus within Raleigh’s Research Triangle Park. GSK, a research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare firm, sold the 20-building office and laboratory campus in a sale-leaseback transaction, whereby GSK will lease back 700,000 square feet of space on a long-term basis (up to 10 years plus renewal options).
Much like Parmer’s successful Parmer Austin campus that houses Apple, Allergan, Blue Apron and GM, Parmer Innovation has rebranded the GSK campus as Parmer RTP and plans to implement an $80 million renovation focusing on amenities to attract millennial workers. Ben Kilgore, Lee Clyburn and Brian Carr of CBRE | Raleigh, along with Brian Scott of CBRE’s New York office, represented GSK in the transaction.