Lexington joint venture buys medical researcher’s headquarters

California property includes office space, lab

A joint venture program of Lexington Corporate Properties Trust purchased the headquarters of the 187,262-square-foot Specialty Laboratories Inc. in Santa Clarita, Calif. The newly constructed property was acquired in a sale/leaseback transaction for $47 million. The property is a three-story office/research and development and laboratory facility on a 13.8-acre site. The property is net leased to Specialty Laboratories Inc. for 20 years. Lexington Corporate Properties trust is a real estate investment trust that owns and manages office, industrial and retail properties. *** What's your opinion? Send your Letter to the Editor to opinion@inman.com....