NEEDHAM, MA — The Bulfinch Companies, Inc., a private real estate investment, development and management firm, announced that it has signed a long-term lease with Harvard University at 784 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.
Owned by an affiliate of Bulfinch, this 61,000 SF property is prominently situated on Memorial Drive with sprawling views of the Charles River, Boston’s Back Bay as well as Harvard’s Cambridge and Allston Campuses.
“Harvard’s lease at 784 Memorial Drive expands Bulfinch’s relationship with this prestigious institution, which is an existing tenant in our Harvard Square property,” said Mike Wilcox, Senior Vice President, Director of Leasing for Bulfinch. “784 Memorial Drive presented an ideal setting for Harvard as the property offers a unique combination of historic features, a highly accessible location and superior modern infrastructure designed to support high performance operations.”
Harvard University’s Information Technology Services Department plans to occupy the entire property. Located at the crossroads of innovation in Cambridge, 784 Memorial Drive will serve as a new gateway to Harvard’s campus, providing tenants with easy access from Boston and the Mass Pike.
784 Memorial Drive is an historic, four-story office building located on the banks of the Charles River. First built in 1937, and occupied by Polaroid Corporation in the 1940s and most recently by Infinity Pharmaceuticals, 784 Memorial Drive is a true center of innovation for the past, the present, and the future.
JLL’s John Osten, Managing Director, Molly Heath, Executive Vice President and Peter Bekarian, Managing Director represented Harvard Real Estate in their search for new space.