Biotechnology startup Sonoma Biotherapeutics Inc. has signed a long-term lease to create a biomanufacturing and R&D facility at Unison Elliott Bay, a three-building life science and know-how campus underway in Seattle. JLL and Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant.
“We’re happy there are such a lot of corporations within the Seattle space driving innovation to unravel huge challenges going through human well being. We’re additionally accustomed to navigating operations in thriving life science corridors given our footprint in Seattle and South San Francisco. Expertise, effectivity, and shut collaboration are key to maximizing our operations and we’re constructing a workforce and facility to help this,” Sonoma Bio CTO Heidi Hagen instructed Business Property Govt.
Unison Elliott Bay is taking form because the redevelopment of three workplace buildings at 301, 401 and 501 Elliott Ave. W. into greater than 300,000 sq. toes of Class A workplace and life science area. Sonoma Bio will occupy 83,000 sq. toes on the campus’ third constructing and function anchor tenant for the property owned by Workplace Properties Revenue Belief. The RMR Group started the redevelopment undertaking in March, with completion anticipated in 2023.
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After the revamp, the longer term house of Sonoma Bio will comprise 110,000 sq. toes of area, that includes high-end lab gear and infrastructure. Positioned at 501 Elliott Ave. W. within the Uptown submarket, the power is inside 2 miles of downtown Seattle and fewer than 2 miles from the 1.6-acre parcel the place BioMed Realty will develop a 616,000-square-foot life science and know-how complicated.
Cushman & Wakefield Managing Director Steve Lico and JLL Managing Director Kris Richey Curtis represented the tenant, whereas Tim Jones and Joe Gowan of JLL assisted RMR. Jones and Gowan additionally kind the undertaking’s leasing workforce.
Seattle’s life science scene
Seattle’s life science sector continues to flourish. The metro ranked among the many nation’s largest life science expertise and building clusters within the first quarter of 2022, with over $2.1 billion in funding, a emptiness price of seven % and practically 50 % change in its six-year hire progress, in keeping with a Cushman & Wakefield report. The development is fueled by growing demand, with out there area struggling to maintain up with the trade’s progress.
Sonoma Bio CEO Jeff Bluestone acknowledged the power’s potential on this increasing market. Bluestone stated, in a ready assertion, this heart will create highly-skilled scientific, engineering and manufacturing jobs within the Seattle space, benefiting from the deep native capabilities and experience.