The Phoenix office of JLL recently secured a 9,727-square-foot, long-term lease for a CommonSpirit Health Reference Lab in Scottsdale to expand its COVID testing capacity.
JLL Vice Presidents Mari Lederman and Katie McIntyre, described as "medical office experts," represented CommonSpirit Health in the lease negotiations. Vince Femiano from Transwestern represented Ilume Innovation Center owner, Stockdale Capital Partners, according to a press release.
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.
The CommonSpirit Reference Lab, 19001 N. Scottsdale Road, is on the ground floor of Ilume Innovation Center, where the Illume Reference Lab has opened and begun testing at the facility inside the 317,937-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical building featuring office, wet lab and research/development space.
“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 Ms. McIntyre in a prepared statement.
“Ilume Innovation Center has all of these advantages, and that has enabled CommonSpirit to stand up the Reference Lab in a matter of weeks.”
The lab wil have 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 release said.
“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 Ms. Lederman in a prepared statement.