SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) today announced the signing of a new lease at its 301 Binney Street laboratory research facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The world-renowned Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard agreed to a ten-year lease for approximately 80,000 square feet in the heart of Cambridge's biotechnology super-cluster. The five-story, state-of-the-art 301 Binney Street research facility is owned through the company's joint venture with institutional investors advised by Prudential Real Estate Investors.
Commenting on the new lease with Broad, Alan D. Gold, BioMed's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, remarked, "We could not be more pleased to welcome the Broad Institute to 301 Binney Street and BioMed's premier tenant roster. As a preeminent research institution conducting vital research in genomic medicine, Broad brings the great depth and breadth of scientific talent and resources from Harvard and MIT to BioMed's community of life science organizations in Cambridge. We look forward to a long, productive partnership with Broad and its international research affiliates."
About BioMed Realty Trust
BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on Providing Real Estate to the Life Science Industry®. 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 69 properties, representing 114 buildings with approximately 10.5 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.
About the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard was founded in 2003 to empower this generation of creative scientists to transform medicine with new genome-based knowledge. The Broad Institute seeks to describe all the molecular components of life and their connections; discover the molecular basis of major human diseases; develop effective new approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics; and disseminate discoveries, tools, methods and data openly to the entire scientific community. Founded by MIT, Harvard and its affiliated hospitals, and the visionary Los Angeles philanthropists Eli and Edythe L. Broad, the Broad Institute includes faculty, professional staff and students from throughout the MIT and Harvard biomedical research communities and beyond, with collaborations spanning over a hundred private and public institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide. For further information about the Broad Institute, go to www.broadinstitute.org.
About Prudential Real Estate Investors
PREI®, one of the leaders in the global real estate investment management business, offers a broad range of investment vehicles that invest in private and public market opportunities in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., PREI has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, London, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Luxembourg, Istanbul, Gurgaon (Delhi), Singapore, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong and Tokyo. As of June 30, 2009, the company managed $41.4 billion in gross real estate assets ($24.4 billion net) on behalf of over 460 clients worldwide and is ranked among the largest real estate investment managers. For more information, please visit www.prei.com.
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