Welcome to San Diego Blog | November 6, 2020
Biotech buyer acquires most of Manchester Pacific Gateway for $1.5B waterfront life science campus
Real estate firm IQHQ is taking over five city blocks along the bay for what it’s calling the San Diego Research and Development District
Hoping to make a splash in downtown’s real estate market, a celebrated biotech office developer has purchased more than 8 acres of waterfront land to create a life science city along San Diego’s Bay.
Friday, the newly formed IQHQ real estate investment group, started by storied life science builder Alan Gold, completed its acquisition of around two-thirds — or five city blocks — of the development site known as Manchester Pacific Gateway. The transaction paves the way for what IQHQ is calling the San Diego Research and Development District, or RaDD, as a massive lab-filled campus where ground-floor retail and unrivaled bay views work to recruit the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry.
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