||Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts is known as The Most Innovative Square Mile on the Planet. This compact and dynamic innovation cluster houses more than 20 million square feet of offices and labs—and for several years has 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, such as Biogen, Novartis, Pfizer, Akamai, Google, Amazon and Microsoft, all within short walking distance to MIT, one of the world’s premier research universities, and just minutes away from Boston’s extraordinary hospitals and other academic institutions.
The CoreNet Global ERS Kendall Square tour will help you discover this unique innovation ecosystem. 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 two unique spaces. The first is 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 factory over 100 years old. Next is a visit to 399 Binney Street, a brand-new life science building also on the campus. From there, we will walk to the regional offices of one of a soon-to-be-announced tech titan to learn about what brought them to Kendall Square.