A new report ranks the top 10 “clusters” for the sector, based on factors including concentration of life sciences jobs, venture capital funding and National Institute of Health funding, among others.
The company, set to become publicly-traded later this month, will re-located to a new building in downtown Bethesda.
The expansion comes amid growing demand for Knotel’s niche in the shared-office market: companies that have 50 to 200 employees.
The GSA planned to cancel its solicitation for a consolidated headquarters on July 11.
Some argue that buildings with healthy features command up to a 20 percent rent premium over market rate, in addition to savings on operational costs.
Employees are moving into the 2.1-million-sq.-ft. property in Plano, Texas.
The 2 million-square-foot (186,000-square-meter) tower could fetch as much as $2 billion.
Columbia just completed a three-year transition plan involving the disposition of $3.3 billion in assets.
The purchase price works out to approximately $250 per sq. ft.