Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), the leading owner, operator, and developer of high-quality, sustainable real estate for the broad and diverse life science industry, will celebrate today the grand opening of Nautilus, a nearly fully leased, approximately 220,000 square-foot world-class life science campus located in the heart of the renowned Torrey Pines submarket. The event will be attended by Alexandria and its client tenants, along with San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, celebrity chef Brian Malarkey, and Dr. David Webb of The Scripps Research Institute. At the event, Alexandria will announce an exclusive partnership with celebrity chef Brian Malarkey, who has created a proprietary restaurant brand, Green Acre café, for Nautilus and other select campuses throughout Alexandria’s leading asset base in San Diego.
Designed at the forefront of sustainability, collaboration, and innovation, Nautilus is nearly fully leased to high-quality client tenants including Novartis AG, Sequenom, Inc., The Scripps Research Institute, and Verenium Corporation. These diverse life science entities employ approximately 500 highly skilled scientists, researchers, academicians, managers and support personnel, who are developing novel, breakthrough products that will improve the environment, manage disease, save lives, and reduce the economic burden of disease on society.
Nautilus represents the latest addition to Alexandria’s approximately 2.8 million-square-foot San Diego asset base of world-class life science campuses and facilities. Leveraging its unique redevelopment expertise, Alexandria transformed Nautilus from a collection of underutilized buildings into a fully integrated, vibrant life science campus. Nautilus features state-of-the-art laboratory/office space and a variety of innovative ‘work-style’ environments that drive productivity and enhance livability for Alexandria’s client tenants including Green Acre café, which offers organic breakfast, lunch, and to-go options sourced directly from an onsite organic garden; a state-of-the-art fitness center with cutting-edge equipment; a comprehensive wellness initiative offering programs in personal training, group training, nutrition, and physical therapy; creative meeting and event spaces designed to foster convergence among San Diego’s life science community; and shared outdoor spaces featuring a common lawn, Ping Pong tables, and a barbeque. Together, these highly unique and creative offerings have positioned Nautilus as Torrey Pines’ newest destination for world-class life science entities to collaborate and innovate.