Wareham Completes Leasing of EmeryStation West with 35,000 SQFT Lease to Gritstone Oncology

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EMERYVILLE, CALIF. (April 2, 2019) – Wareham Development announced that it has executed a lease for 35,000 square feet of the newly-constructed 265,000 square foot EmeryStation West laboratory/office/transit project at its EmeryStation research campus in Emeryville. This lease completes the leasing of the building.

Gritstone Oncology, Inc., an existing tenant of Wareham Development, will move and expand its current 13,000 SF Emeryville headquarters at Wareham’s EmeryStation I building into its new 35,000 SF laboratory and office on the third floor at EmeryStation West.   

Gritstone Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRTS) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing the next generation of cancer immunotherapies to fight multiple cancer types.

“Gritstone has emerged as a leader in current immuno-oncology development space and we are delighted to accommodate their growth at EmeryStation West,” says Wareham partner Geoffrey B. Sears.  

“We remain pleased with our decision to locate our company headquarters at Wareham’s EmeryStation campus, and we are enthusiastic about our continued partnership and growth there,” says Andrew Allen, M.D., Ph.D, Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gritstone. “As our R&D footprint grows, our physical space must grow in lockstep.” 

Wareham Development was represented by the Kidder Mathews team of Timothy Mason, James Bennett and Eric Bluestein. Gritstone was represented by Gregg Walker and Grant Yeatman of JLL. 

EmeryStation WestThe world class addition to Wareham’s highly-successful 2-million SF EmeryStation research and tech campus was designed to meet LEED Gold standards. Its seven levels of laboratory and office space sit above a two-story transit center and 127-car parking podium.   

The construction team, led by Perkins + Will, one of the preeminent firms specializing in the design of laboratories and office for the life science and tech sectors, included Nova Partners, DPR Construction, Rutherford + Chekene, and Interface Engineering. 

The new East Bay/Transbay transit center at the street level will serve Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor commuter route from Sacramento to San Jose. Bus bays allow passengers to hop off the train and access last-mile transit options including AC Transit to the new San Francisco Transbay facility or elsewhere, to the free EmeryGoRound shuttle to BART and around Emeryville, or to taxis, limos, car and bike shares. 

Wareham DevelopmentIn its 42nd year, Wareham Development is one of the largest privately-held real estate development and property management companies in the Bay Area. It has been in the forefront of the transformation of Emeryville and Berkeley into an international hub of headquarters for the research and tech sectors, most of whom reside in its EmeryStation and its Aquatic Park Center research and tech campuses. 

Wareham’s mixed-use, multi-tenanted research and tech campuses in Emeryville, Berkeley, Richmond, and Palo Alto award-winning architecture, spectacular landscaping, abundant tenant-friendly amenities, and superb property management—all hallmarks of Wareham projects. Wareham tenants encompass the spark and promise of small companies on the verge of growth, and large corporations whose fortunes span the globe.  

“We are proud of our associations with all of our tenants, and feel deeply privileged to play a role in their success,” says Sears.

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