Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. is an American real estate investment trust that invests in office buildings and laboratories leased to tenants in the life science and technology industries.

The company also has a venture capital arm, Alexandria Venture Investments, which invests in life sciences firms.

The company is named after Alexandria, Egypt because of that city’s connection to science.

Traded as:           NYSE: ARE; S&P 500 Index component

Industry:              Real estate investment trust

Founded:            October 1994; 26 years ago

Founder:             Joel S. Marcus


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