September 27, 2023 1:49 am
JV Secures $265M Loan for San Diego Life Science Campus

Sterling Bay, Harrison Street break ground for $650M Pacific Center.

Sterling Bay and Harrison Street have closed on a $265M building loan from Bank OZK for Pacific Center, a $650M life sciences campus in San Diego.

The partners, each primarily based in Chicago, promptly broke ground for the life sciences mega-project, which will be constructed in phases more than the subsequent 4 years at a 1.4M SF internet site in the city’s Sorrento Mesa Sorrento Mesa submarket.

A lot more than 500K SF of study space is planned at the Pacific Center campus, along with a 28K SF amenity center and a parking facility for 1,700 cars.

“Securing a loan for new building in today’s financial climate is no smaller feat, which speaks to the self-assurance our finance partners have in Sterling Bay and Harrison Street’s one of a kind method to establishing subsequent-generation lab space,” mentioned Andy Gloor, CEO of Sterling Bay, in a statement.

“San Diego’s life sciences ecosystem is thriving, and the demand for contemporary, extremely amenitized study space is at vital max,” Gloor mentioned.

In September 2021, the partners paid $576M to acquire the internet site in Sorrento Mesa from City Workplace REIT. The acquire incorporated 5 current buildings involving 10390 and 10445 Pacific Center Court as effectively as 13 adjacent acres.

Pacific Center is the second enormous life science campus to get underway in San Diego in the previous year. Biotech REIT IQHQ is establishing the $1.6B San Diego Investigation and Improvement District on a waterfront internet site in San Diego previously identified as the Manchester Pacific Gateway.

IQHQ’s 1.3M SF life science hub will contain a number of mid-rise buildings clustered about a 17-story tower, as effectively as 150K SF of on-internet site amenities, which includes ground-floor retail space.

In 2020, Inventive Science Properties changed its name to IQHQ and formed a REIT. Headquartered in Solano Beach, the enterprise was began by Alan Gold, who founded BioMed Realty Trust and sold it to Blackstone for $8B.

Given that then, IQHQ has raised practically $3B and created extra than five.5M SF of life sciences space that it owns and operates.

IQHQ also is redeveloping six downtown blocks along Redwood City’s Caltrain corridor on the San Francisco Peninsula. The district will have 540 apartment units and 600K SF of workplace and life science space that the enterprise is constructing on spec, with 4 buildings to be delivered in 2024.

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