Kendall Square in Cambridge, known as “The Most Innovative Square Mile on the Planet”, is considered by many to be the leading innovation cluster in the world. This compact and dynamic district houses over 20 million square feet of offices and labs which for several years have had a vacancy rate in the low single-digits.
What makes Kendall Square unique is the enormous concentration of incubators and co-working environments, venture capital firms, non-profit research organizations, and companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to leading multinationals like Biogen, Novartis, Pfizer, Akamai, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc., all within short walking distance to MIT, one of the world’s premier research universities, and just minutes from Boston’s extraordinary hospitals and academic institutions.
The CoreNet Global ERS Kendall Square tour will help you discover this unique innovation ecosystem.
Our tour will start with a visit of Microsoft New England Research & Design center (NERD) at One Memorial Drive.
This newly re-imagined space has radically transformed the idea of the creative engineering workplace. Formerly existing as entirely private offices for distraction sensitive software engineers, the NERD Center today is a unique hybrid of team based workspace, easily accessible individual quiet areas, and a variety of connected social destinations that bring a new richness to the office environment.
Dena Quinn, Microsoft Senior Real Estate Portfolio Manager, and Victor Vizgaitis, Sasaki Principal and architect for this project, will feature a presentation at The Garage within Microsoft premises.
Our tour will continue with a walk to the Alexandria Center at One Kendall Square, an 800,000 square foot mixed-use urban campus with state-of-the-art labs and offices in a renovated 100+ year-old factory, followed by a visit to 399 Binney Street, a brand new life science building on the campus. Tom Andrews, Executive Vice President of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, the district’s largest commercial landlord, will present the Kendall Square real estate story, followed by a walk-through of lab and office interior spaces.