BioMed Realty Trust Welcomes Harvard University Expansion at the Center for Life Science | Boston
SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) announced today the signing of a new ten-year lease at the Center for Life Science | Boston with Harvard University, providing new expansion space for the Hansjorg Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. The Wyss Institute will occupy the second floor, comprising approximately 31,500 square feet of laboratory and office space, in addition to its current site that fills the fifth floor of the building. The Center for Life Science | Boston is now 96% leased as a result of this transaction.
Alan D. Gold, BioMed’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, remarked, “We are very pleased that Harvard has chosen to expand its operations within the Center for Life Science | Boston, truly the crown jewel of life science real estate. BioMed is proud to provide the mission critical research facilities for the cornerstone of Harvard’s bioengineering efforts at the Wyss Institute. Harvard and the Wyss Institute join Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Boston, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Immune Disease Institute and Kowa Company at the only world-class 704,000 square foot research facility located in the heart of the preeminent Longwood Medical area of Boston, Massachusetts.”
About BioMed Realty Trust
BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on Providing Real Estate to the Life Science IndustryÂ®. The company’s tenants primarily include biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, scientific research institutions, government agencies and other entities involved in the life science industry. BioMed owns or has interests in 85 properties, representing 147 buildings with approximately 12.2 million rentable square feet. The company’s properties are located predominantly in the major U.S. life science markets of Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York/New Jersey, which have well-established reputations as centers for scientific research. Additional information is available at www.biomedrealty.com.
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