Madison International Realty announces investment in IQHQ life-sciences REIT


Madison International Realty announces investment in IQHQ life-sciences REIT

By Andrea Zander

Madison International Realty has invested $100 million, with an option to invest an incremental $100 million, in IQHQ, a premier life-science REIT with a portfolio of high-quality properties and development projects in Boston, San Francisco and San Diego — the top U.S. life-science markets.  A sample of some of IQHQ’s development projects include Fenway Center in Boston, the Research and Development District in San Diego, and South City Station in South San Francisco.

“The rapidly-growing life sciences sector has evolved as one of the most dynamic in the new normal of the post-pandemic economy. We are very excited to partner with the highly experienced team at IQHQ, which is pursuing real estate life sciences projects in prime biotech hubs throughout the country.  IQHQ fits well with our differentiated strategy of investing in select property platforms with quality portfolios that we believe are poised for growth,” said Ronald Dickerman, founder and president of Madison International Realty.

The life-science sector has demonstrated robust growth even before the onset of COVID-19 and research to develop a vaccine. Having observed historical investment data and projections from various industry resources, Madison sees the already strong trajectory of the life-science industry continuing for years to come. For example, National Institute of Health grants to the life-science industry have nearly quadrupled in the last 25 years, and private capital investment has set records in recent quarters, which Madison believes signals a strong demand outlook for life-science real estate.

“Global capital investment into life science and related R&D has grown for decades, exponentially increasing in recent years. We are enthusiastic about the timing of our investment in IQHQ, led by a highly experienced team, and are eager to expand our partnership with them,” said Kyle Torpey of Madison’s U.S. Investments team.

Recently, CenterSquare Investment Management made a $158 million equity investment in IQHQ.

And IQHQ completed the acquisition of an iconic development site along San Diego’s waterfront.

About Madison International Realty

Madison International Realty ( is a leading liquidity provider to real estate investors worldwide. Madison provides equity capital for real estate owners and investors seeking to monetize embedded equity, to replace capital partners seeking an exit and to recapitalize balance sheets. The firm provides equity for recapitalizations, partner buyouts and capital infusions; and acquires joint venture, limited partner and co-investment interests as principals. Madison invests in secondary transactions and focuses solely on existing properties and portfolios in the U.S., U.K., and Europe. Madison has offices in New York, London, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Frankfurt, where the firm operates under the name of Madison International Realty GmbH.


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