DaVita inks 20,000 sf lease at University of Miami tech park

Kidney care company and school to collaborate on research
June 05, 2013 04:00PM

University of Miami’s Life Science and Technology Park’s first building

Kidney care company DaVita signed a lease for 20,000 square feet at University of Miami’s Life Science and Technology Park at 1951 Northwest Seventh Avenue in Downtown Miami, according to a park spokesperson.

The space will be used for an office and clinic on the fifth floor of the 8.8.-acre Life Science and Technology Park’s first building, which is now 75 percent occupied. The Miami Innovation Center, Subway, Thea Pizzeria & Café and Balans Restaurant are among the other tenants in the building.

DaVita will also be linked to the school in that members of the Division of Interventional Nephrology will collect and analyze patient data for studies related to kidney diseases and other ailments, the statement said. The national company operates 44 facilities in South Florida, a spokesperson said.

Blanca Commercial Real Estate was hired last July to head up the marketing and leasing for the Life Science & Technology Park. The 252,000-square-foot building opened in 2011. – Mark Maurer