BXP Completes Sale of 45% Interest in Kendall Square Life Sciences Property

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BOSTON–BXP, the largest publicly traded developer, owner, and manager of premier workplaces in the United States, announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of a 45% interest in 290 Binney Street, a life sciences development located in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Norges Bank Investment Management.

NBIM’s investment will reduce BXP’s share of the project’s estimated development spend over time by approximately $533.5 million.

290 Binney Street is a 16-story, 570,000 square foot laboratory/life sciences property currently under construction and 100% pre-leased to AstraZeneca, with initial occupancy expected in April 2026.

The consummation of this joint venture completes NBIM’s two-building investment in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a gross valuation of approximately $1.66 billion or $2,050 per square foot. The properties – 290 Binney Street and 300 Binney Street – total 810,000 square feet and are each 100% pre-leased. BXP retains a 55% interest in the joint ventures and provides development, property management, and leasing services for the ventures. NBIM funded approximately $212.9 million at closing for its investment in 300 Binney Street in late 2023.

BXP Life Sciences consists of an existing portfolio of approximately 3.9 million square feet focused on the specific needs of the life sciences industry, primarily in the leading innovation markets of Boston, Cambridge, and Waltham/Lexington, Massachusetts, Montgomery County, Maryland, and South San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. In addition, BXP has approximately 5.8 million square feet of life sciences-focused development opportunities, as well as approximately 1.6 million square feet of current lab developments and redevelopments in process that are expected to deliver in the next three years.

BXP is the largest publicly traded developer, owner, and manager of premier workplaces in the United States, concentrated in six markets – Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC.