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Westat has sold its two-building research facility in Rockville, MD for $25.5 million.

Research Facility in Rockville’s Shady Grove Cluster Trades for $26M

CBRE has completed the $25.5-million sale of a two-building, 180,000-square-foot research facility in the Shady Grove cluster in Rockville, MD. The buildings are currently vacant.

Tommy Cleaver, Dan Grimes and Stuart Kenny of CBRE represented seller Westat, an employee-owned research company.

According to CBRE, Shady Grove has a 0.4% vacancy rate.

“Two themes remain consistent: the life sciences industry wants to grow here, and we have no space available,” said Cleaver. “Investors remain attracted to the near-term supply/demand imbalance, as well as the depth of our R&D talent pool which provides a fertile runway for long-term growth.”

CBRE’s recent Life Sciences Research Talent 2022 report ranks the Washington, DC/Baltimore life sciences cluster #2 in the US for life sciences research talent. Significant numbers of existing and emerging talent helped propel Washington D.C./Baltimore to the #2 ranking.


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