M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal — Pennsylvania — August 20 - September 16, 2021 — 15B P ennsylvania


Conrey, Berger Baskin and Kulik of Scheer Partners represent landlord Keystone Property Group signs two more life sciences companies at The Curtis in Phila.


IMVAX. In October, Keystone will deliver INQ Labs at The Curtis, the market’s only self- contained, furnished lab suites offering office and lab space combinations from 3,500 s/f to 6,000 s/f. “The decisions of these best- in-class companies further illustrate the strategic im- perative of The Curtis,” said Keystone founder and CEO Bill Glazer . “Existing mis- sion-critical features at The Curtis and Keystone’s ability to deliver on time and at cost enable us to accommodate life sciences companies with

immediate needs to create a state-of-the-art facility. As a result, our tenants can occupy their spaces faster and attract the mission-critical intellec- tual capital of Philadelphia’s research institutions.” The Curtis has the physical features and design specifi- cations that are imperative for life science companies, including oversized ceiling heights and vibration-resis- tant floors, fresh air intakes, dual power supply, backup emergency power, loading and freight elevators, and venting chases. MAREJ

HILADELPHIA , PA — Keystone Property Group has signed two

leases with Aro Biother- apeutics Co. and a classi- f ied, Penn- i n c u b a t e d biotech com- pany at the l a n d m a r k pub l i shing house , The Curtis. The c omp a n i e s join existing biotech ten- ants IMVAX a n d V i v o - dyne, further va l i da t i ng The Curtis as a premier location for the scientific community to develop and pioneer life- saving thera- pies. Ar o B i o - therapeutics

Tim Conrey

The Curtis

Lisa Berger Baskin

KJ Kulik

Company (Aro), a biotechnol- ogy company pioneering the development of tissue-targeted genetic medicines, will take oc- cupancy of short-term flex lab space at The Curtis on October 1, 2021 before its permanent space is ready by January 1, 2022. Aro announced an $88 million Series A financing early this year and is moving from a smaller location in University City to accommodate growth. Its custom space at The Curtis will provide a world-class facili- ty to enable Aro’s growing team to engage in cutting-edge scien- tific research. Bob Zwengler, Anthony Pell, Matt Knowles and Paul Touhey of CBRE represented Aro, while Tim Conrey, Lisa Berger Baskin and KJ Kulik of Scheer Partners represented Key- stone as the landlord. “We’re excited that Aro’s headquarters will be moving to the historic Curtis build- ing,” said Susan Dillon, Aro’s CEO and Co-Founder. “It’s an ideal venue to support the next phase of Aro’s growth and be a part of the local biotech com- munity.” Keystone purchased the 12-floor, 912,245 s/f building in 2014 and converted former printing press space to wet lab space for life sciences compa- nies like Aro, Vivodyne, and

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