THE ANGEL–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) announced today that after successfully leasing Kilroy Oyster Point Phase 1, it has begun construction on the second phase of its five-phase, 50-acre, 3-million-square-foot development project in South San Francisco, the West Coast’s largest, most dynamic community of life science companies and research institutions. Kilroy Oyster Point Phase 2 (“KOP 2”) comprises approximately 860,000 square feet in three buildings with an estimated total investment of $ 940 million.
The design of KOP 2 reflects the unique amenities and outdoor spaces that the company is known for and that meet the needs of biotechnology and pharmaceutical rental companies. The second phase will house a variety of amenities that serve all phases and will include two stand-alone buildings that will house a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a conference center, and multiple dining and beverage options. It will also feature numerous outdoor meeting areas, including a large amphitheater, benefiting from the project’s waterfront location and tenants’ desire for outdoor collaboration and recreational areas.
KRC acquired the full waterfront development area of Oyster Point in 2018, pursuing a long-term strategy to significantly increase its life science activities, including building a pipeline of strategically located land locations for future development.
In addition to Kilroy Oyster Point, KRC owns three San Diego locations eligible for more than 700,000 square feet of life science development, including the Santa Fe Summit along Route 56 Corridor and 9514 Towne Center Drive and 4690 Executive Drive, which are located in the University Towne Center submarket. Since the demand for high-quality life science space in preferred submarkets is driving vacancy rates to historic lows, the company is preparing plans for further development starts at these locations.
“Our long-term commitment to understanding and serving the needs of life science and healthcare tenants is now paying off,” said John Kilroy, KRC Chairman and CEO. “The industry is experiencing accelerated growth and investment, and its potential impact on large sectors of our global economy is still in its infancy. We are well positioned to work with some of the most innovative companies in the life science sector and drive our own growth at KRC for years to come. ”
About Kilroy Realty Corporation. Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC, the “Company”, “KRC”) is a leading west coast rental company and developer with a large presence in San Diego, greater Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest. The company has earned global recognition for sustainability, building operations, innovation and design. As a pioneer and innovator in creating a more sustainable real estate industry, the company’s modern business approach helps fuel creativity, productivity and retention for some of the world’s leading technology, entertainment, life science and business services companies.
KRC is a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) and a member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index with more than seven decades of experience developing, acquiring and managing office, life science and mixed-use projects.
KRC’s stabilized portfolio comprises around 14,000,000 square feet of mainly office and life science space. In addition, the company currently has 1,000 residential units in Hollywood and San Diego. Additionally, as of March 31, 2021, KRC had five ongoing development projects with an estimated total investment of $ 1.5 billion covering approximately 1.8 million square feet of office and life science space. 88% of the office and life science space was let.
A leader in sustainability and commitment to corporate social responsibility
KRC is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and has been recognized by industry organizations around the world. KRC’s stabilized portfolio was 67% LEED certified, 41% Fitwel certified, the highest of any NGO, and 71% of the eligible properties were ENERGY STAR certified as of March 31, 2021.
The company has been recognized as the listed sustainability leader in America for six of the last seven years by GRESB, the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark. Other awards include the Leader in the Light Award from the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust (NAREIT) for six consecutive years and ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for eight years, as well as ENERGY STAR’s highest award for sustained excellence in recent years six years.
A large part of the company’s foundation is a commitment to improving employee growth, satisfaction and wellbeing while maintaining a diverse and thriving culture. For the second year in a row, the company was listed on the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, which recognizes companies committed to promoting gender equality through policy development, representation and transparency.
More information is available at http://www.kilroyrealty.com.
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