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Good Start Genetics Leases Expanding to 32,079 SF by Adding 15,479 SF at Blackstone Square

Brings Building to 95% Leased

BOSTON, January 3, 2013 - Good Start Genetics,™ Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostics company developing the new gold standard in carrier screening, has expanded its headquarters by leasing an additional 15,479 square feet of first class office space in Blackstone Square Cambridge. This brings their total occupancy to 32,079 square feet. The building is now 95% leased. Jones Lang LaSalle Executive Vice President Peter Bekarian and Vice President Daniel Kollar negotiated the transaction on behalf of owner Centremark Properties, Inc.

“The Centremark team’s ability to deliver high quality lab and office fit up in a cost effective manner has enabled Good Start Genetics to meet our business targets,” said Good Start Genetics Chief Executive Officer Don Hardison.

According to Nader Golestaneh. President at Centremark Properties: “Blackstone Square has proven to be a building and location that is able to accommodate all categories of life science tenants. We are pleased that our Jones Lang LaSalle team has been able to tell our story, and successfully assist us to complete leases to materials sciences, pharmaceutical research, and bio-tech tenants.”

Acquired  in 2007 by Centremark Properties, Inc., Blackstone Square is a brick and beam  landmark building that has been upgraded to first class standards. Centremark Properties, Inc. improved the vacant building to feature: new lobbies, elevators, common area finishes, shared amenities, and state of the art mechanical systems and infrastructure.

The building is located one block from Memorial Drive with views of the Charles River.  Other tenants at 19 Blackstone include: Intelligent Medical Devices, Inc, IMDx, Genewiz Inc., Hybrid Silica Inc.,  AMBRI (formerly Liquid Metal Battery Corporation), and Smart Architecture.

About Good Start Genetics
Good Start Genetics is setting the new gold standard in carrier screening by making testing for the most comprehensive set of known and novel disease-causing mutations accessible for routine clinical practice. After years of development and rigorous validation, Good Start Genetics has harnessed the power of next-generation sequencing and other best-in-class technologies to provide highly accurate, actionable, and affordable tests for all ACOG and ACMG recommended disorders. For these reasons, fertility specialists and their patients can have a high degree of confidence in their carrier screening results, and no longer have to compromise accuracy for price.

About Centermark Properties, Inc.
Founded by Nader Golestaneh in 1986 Centremark Properties, Inc., is a Boston based real estate development, management and consulting company. Centremark through its direct affiliates has developed nationally and internationally over 5MM SF including life science, industrial, warehouse, multi-family, residential condominium, office high rise, retail, resort hotel and parking garages.   The company recently completed the mixed use luxury condominium project at 410 Boylston Street, Boston and is developing another mixed use luxury condominium project on the first block of Newbury Street, in Boston.

About Jones Lang LaSalle’s Brokerage group
With more than 40 years of experience, Jones Lang LaSalle’s strategic approach and full commitment to working in each client’s best interest sets it apart from our competition. The New England agency leasing group distinguishes itself by its hands-on approach and focus on the client’s long-term interests when developing effective leasing strategies. The group includes in-house marketing and research. Together, they form a proven team with a track record of market leading performance.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of $3.6 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 2.1 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $47 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit