Houston-area Life Sciences Property Sells in the Sector’s Largest Deal of 2020

NAI Partners arranged the sale of five buildings totaling 260,950 square feet at 8800 Technology Forest Drive, located in The Woodlands, Texas. The main building on the former Lexicon Pharmaceuticals campus is a 128,400-square-foot, Class A office property with laboratory space. Additional properties on the site include a one-story flex property with lab and office space, as well as two special-use facilities. This is the single-largest commercial real estate sales transaction in the Life Sciences sector in the Greater Houston area in 2020. NAI Partners’ Dan Boyles and Jon Silberman represented the seller, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals. Lexicon will be relocating its corporate headquarters to a new location in The Woodlands. “We’ve been seeing life sciences real estate activity ramping up in and around the Greater Houston area in a big way,” said Boyles. “When we initially listed the property, we thought it might have more broad appeal as a redevelopment opportunity, but there was plenty of interest from potential laboratory, office and biological manufacturing users, further underscoring Houston’s growing appeal as a life sciences hub.” Lexicon Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company that is applying a unique approach to gene science based on Nobel Prize-winning technology to discover and develop precise medicines for people with serious, chronic conditions. Using a patient driven approach, the company is working to discover and develop innovative medicines to safely and effectively treat disease and improve patient lives.