Children of Bellevue is pleased to announce the selection of our Corporate Honoree for Toast to the Children 2013, Joel S. Marcus, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. When it was founded in 1994, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. was the first real estate investment trust (REIT) to focus on providing high-quality real estate for the life science industry to develop novel, breakthrough products that save lives and manage disease. Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. continues to be the leading owner, operator, and developer of life science real estate in the world’s leading life science clusters – including Cambridge, San Francisco, San Diego, and, most recently, New York City.
In 2010, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. opened the Alexandria Center for Life Science, which was New York City’s first commercial science park designed for life science innovation, collaboration, and the translation of promising new life science discoveries “from bench to bedside.” With unique onsite amenities including Riverpark, a Tom Colicchio Restaurant, and Apella, a state-of-the art digital conference and event center designed to be the destination for the most important corporate and social events, the Alexandria Center for Life Science has quickly become the hub for life science convergence in New York City.
Through scientific campuses like the Alexandria Center for Life Science, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. has helped foster innovative science that will have a tremendous impact on the health of humankind, rendering Mr. Marcus a meaningful recipient of this honor.