The Janus Property Company recently hosted the NYC BUILDS BIO+ organization and its members for a private tour of the Manhattanville Factory District, the largest privately-owned development in West Harlem. The tour was followed by a conversation with several of the District’s life sciences tenants.
The District spans four acres and 1.1 million square feet connecting Columbia University, City College and the 125th Street arts and innovation corridor in West Harlem. The tour included the 150,000-square-foot Mink Building, the 50,000-square-foot Sweets Building, and the recently completed 200,000-square-foot Malt House and 350,000-square-foot Taystee Lab Building.
The District has been a first mover delivering highly technical life sciences space to individuals, start-ups, publicly held companies and researchers, according to Janus.
Introductory comments were made by Nancy J. Kelley, president & CEO, NYC Build Bio+, followed by an explanation of the District and various buildings from Janus principals Scott Metzner and Jerry Salama.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).