About Alexandria

Alexandria: Best-in-Class, Unique Urban Office REIT

Joel S. Marcus, Chairman, CEO & Founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE:ARE), an S&P 500® company, is an urban office real estate investment trust (REIT) uniquely focused on collaborative life science and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations, with a total market capitalization of $17.9 billion and an asset base in North America of 29.6 million SF as of December 31, 2017. The asset base in North America includes 22.0 million RSF of operating properties, including 1.7 million RSF of development and redevelopment of new Class A properties currently undergoing construction. Additionally, the asset base in North America includes 7.6 million SF of future development projects, including 1.6 million SF of near-term projects undergoing marketing for lease and pre-construction activities and 3.8 million SF of intermediate-term development projects. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, and Research Triangle Park. Alexandria has a longstanding and proven track record of developing Class A properties clustered in urban life science and technology campuses that provide its innovative tenants with highly dynamic and collaborative environments that enhance their ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent and inspire productivity, efficiency, creativity, and success. Alexandria also provides strategic risk capital to transformative life science and technology companies through its venture capital arm. We believe our unique business model and diligent underwriting ensure a high-quality and diverse tenant base that results in higher occupancy levels, longer lease terms, higher rental income, higher returns, and greater long-term asset value.  

Investment-Grade Balance Sheet

Alexandria holds investment-grade ratings from Moody's (Baa2/Stable) and S&P Global (BBB/Positive).


First-Mover Advantage

As the first REIT focused on the life science real estate niche, Alexandria has assembled a First in Class® portfolio of the highest quality assets in the world's top urban innovation clusters.


Best-in-Class Management and Regional Teams

With seasoned real estate and life science experts located in each cluster location, Alexandria has an unparalleled team of professionals dedicated to serving our tenants.


More than a Landlord: Unique and Value-Added Real Estate Partner

At Alexandria, we have redefined the meaning of landlord by viewing each and every tenant as a partner, where Alexandria plays a key role in the success of our partners' businesses by providing office/laboratory space, design assistance, investment capital, construction management, technical expertise, a continuum of product offering to meet our tenants' needs, and a deep network of industry relationships.


Unique Industry and Tenant Underwriting Capability

Alexandria has a best-in-class life science and technology team that enables prudent underwriting of innovative life science and technology tenants and development of strategic relationships.