06 Apr Scheer Partners Hired to Lease Baltimore Lab and Vivarium Facility
Rockville, MD – Scheer Partners Inc., a leading provider of commercial real estate services in the greater Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas, announces today that it is marketing for lease a portion of 6200 Seaforth St., a 58,000-square-foot lab/office and vivarium facility located just past the Harbor Tunnel in Baltimore.
The building, purchased by Baltimore-based Corridor Reznick in 2007, currently has several tenants, including established biotechnology companies UPM Pharmaceuticals and ChemPacific.
Scheer Partners has been engaged to lease 15,000 square feet, half of which is a vivarium that features two autoclaves and a cage wash, with the remaining space consisting of five individual lab suites and supporting offices. The space has been commissioned and is ready to lease.
Supporting the space are 230 kW diesel-powered backup generators, 100 percent outside air and a RO/DI water purification system. The building also features 10,000 square feet of potential expansion space that would get built on the second floor above the existing office areas.
Scheer Partners will market the space to local, regional, national and international companies interested in lab/office space and a vivarium facility that is already built out. This provides an advantage for a company that needs such capabilities, as building a vivarium from scratch could cost north of $400 a square foot.
The listing marks the third major biotechnology facility in Baltimore currently under Scheer Partners’ direction. Forest City Enterprises’ project at 855 N. Wolfe St., anchored by Johns Hopkins University, and the MdBio Research Center at 5901 E. Lombard St., formerly operated by Lonza, are also listed by Scheer Partners.
“The 6200 Seaforth St. listing complements our work in Baltimore very well, by adding a vivarium to our current lab/office (855 N. Wolfe St.) and contract manufacturing (5901 E. Lombard St.) offerings,” says Robert Scheer, the founder and president of Scheer Partners.
Adam Nachlas, SIOR, Mike Norris, LEED AP, and Matt Brady are leading the 6200 Seaforth St. project for Scheer Partners.
Nachlas notes that there is only one other vivarium currently available in the Baltimore-Washington region. “This scarcity, coupled with the extraordinarily high costs for vivarium facilities, makes 6200 Seaforth St. a unique opportunity,” he says.