JLL lease expands COVID testing by up to 10,000 tests per day

Real Estate | 5 Oct |

Medical office experts in the Phoenix office of JLL have completed a 9,727-square-foot, long-term lease that brings a CommonSpirit Health Reference Lab to Scottsdale, Arizona. The lab will more than triple the COVID-19 testing capacity for CommonSpirit Health’s 137 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites nationwide, including Dignity Health clinics and hospitals across Arizona. 

Mari Lederman

Katie McIntyre

The Reference Lab is located at 19001 N. Scottsdale Rd., just north of the Loop 101. It sits on the ground floor of Ilume Innovation Center, a 317,937-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical building featuring office, wet lab and research/development space. 

JLL Vice Presidents Mari Lederman and Katie McIntyre represented CommonSpirit Health in the lease negotiations. Vince Femiano from Transwestern represented Ilume Innovation Center owner, Stockdale Capital Partners.

“JLL was tasked with finding move-in ready lab space in Arizona with close access to an airport and freeways for national COVID-19 testing,” said McIntyre. “Ilume Innovation Center has all of these advantages, and that has enabled CommonSpirit to stand up the Reference Lab in a matter of weeks.” 

“Ilume Innovation Center’s infrastructure suited this project very well, and Stockdale Capital Partners worked expeditiously – along with the equipment vendors and contractor – to have the lab up and running as soon as feasibly possible,” said Lederman. 

The CommonSpirit Reference Lab has the capacity to process up to 10,000 molecular tests per day, with an expected maximum 36-hour turn time from when the test was received at the lab. 

The Illume Reference Lab opened last week and testing has begun at the facility.

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