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The Genzyme Center

In Closed Deals, General, Kendall Square on January 25, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Articles have been written, awards won and much praise has been given to the Genzyme Center in Kendall Square.  It is an amazing place; an amazing space.  It is designed to be, and is, one of the most environmentally responsible buildings in North America.

CityRetail, working for BioMed Realty Trust, is charged with finding tenants for the first floor retail space in the Genzyme Center.  How do you find retailers that mesh with one of the most innovative and bold buildings in the country?  Well, we’re working on it.  In my last blog entry, “What Lies Above,” I wrote about the importance of understanding ground floor retail in relation to the use that lies above.  With this in mind, the Genzyme Center assignment is as challenging as it is exciting.  In 2009 our team placed Segway, the company behind the  self-balancing, zero emissions personal transporter, in the Genzyme Center (see: Segway of Boston) . It was a match made in Kendall heaven. Now, in 2010, we are close to another deal and working hard to find a use for a 2,000 sf spot.  Thoughts? Think Green…

  1. […] a true accomplishment, especially when you consider that it is built over a brownfield (as is the Genzyme Center). From brownfield to LEED Gold – pretty impressive.  A story not surprising in a […]

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