Duo Recognized for Triangle’s Top Flex Deal in 2018
Cushman & Wakefield announced that life science industry brokers Deborah Boucher and Kathryn Lawn were recognized at the annual Triangle Business Journal Space Awards, which honor the commercial real estate industry’s top professionals and companies.
Boucher and Lawn took home the award for the region’s top flex lease in 2018 for their representation of KBI Biopharma, a biopharma contract development and manufacturing organization based in Research Triangle Park (RTP). KBI Biopharma signed a lease for a 60,000 square-foot (sf) office and lab facility, and subsequently expanded into an additional 45,000 sf of adjacent space later in the year. The newly renovated office and lab building is located at Venture at Imperial Center on Triangle Drive and Highway 54 in the Research Triangle Park submarket.
The company’s new office and lab space was part of the former GlaxoSmithKline campus, which Longfellow Real Estate Partners acquired in 2016. The new ownership remodeled the campus into a 142,000-sf, state-of-the-art facility along with a 75,000-sf outdoor courtyard amenity space. Jessica Brock and Neill Sherron of Longfellow Reals Estate Partners represented Longfellow in the transaction.