Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Announces 15-Year Lease with ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for its Corporate and R&D

   Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Announces 15-Year Lease with ARIAD
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for its Corporate and R&D Headquarters at the Alexandria
                          Center™ at Kendall Square

PR Newswire

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexandria Real Estate
Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), the leading owner, operator, and developer of
high-quality, sustainable real estate for the broad and diverse life science
industry, is pleased to announce that ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leading,
fully integrated oncology company, will establish its state-of-the-art
corporate and research and development headquarters at the Alexandria Center™
at Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ARIAD has executed a 15-year
lease with an affiliate of Alexandria for approximately 244,000 rentable
square feet, or 63%, of 75/125 Binney Street, an approximately 386,000
rentable square foot life science facility, with additional potential
expansion opportunities through June 30, 2014. ARIAD's decision to locate its
headquarters at 75/125 Binney Street affirms the Alexandria Center at Kendall
Square's reputation as one of the world's most desirable locations for life
science innovation and collaboration.

75/125 Binney Street will facilitate ARIAD's continued discovery, development
and commercialization activities in the oncology field. ARIAD's approximately
20-year track record of scientific excellence is based on the company's
computational structure-based drug design platform, which has led to several
internally discovered, molecularly targeted product candidates for
drug-resistant or difficult-to-treat cancers. On December 14, 2012, ARIAD
announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved
its drug, Iclusig™ (ponatinib), three months ahead of the action date under
the FDA's accelerated approval program. Iclusig was approved for the treatment
of adult patients with chronic, accelerated, or blast phase chronic myeloid
leukemia (CML) that is resistant or intolerant to prior tyrosine kinase
inhibitor (TKI) therapy or Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute
lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL) that is resistant or intolerant to prior TKI
therapy.

"As ARIAD continues to expand its presence both here in Massachusetts, as well
as globally, we are pleased to be working with Alexandria on the construction
of our new headquarters, which is expected to open by the beginning of 2015,"
stated Harvey J. Berger, M.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ARIAD.
"Maintaining our corporate presence in Cambridge reaffirms our commitment to
this world-renowned life sciences community and continued collaboration with
leading academic scientists in the greater Cambridge area. We look forward to
our new location in Kendall Square, not far from where we founded the
Company."

"We are honored that ARIAD and its senior management team, all of whom we
greatly admire, respect, and have known almost since the founding of the
company, have chosen a long-term relationship with Alexandria and the
world-class 75/125 Binney Street facility for its headquarters location," said
Joel S. Marcus, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder of Alexandria.
"ARIAD's corporate and R&D headquarters will powerfully complement the vibrant
and collaborative ecosystem at the Alexandria Center at Kendall Square,
Cambridge's newest destination for breakthrough life science innovation and
collaboration."

Alexandria expects to deliver the 75/125 Binney Street facility to ARIAD in
the first quarter of 2015. Consistent with the company's strategy, as an
investment-grade REIT, of diversifying and broadening its capital structure
and matching specific sources of capital with specific uses, Alexandria will
fund this development beginning in 2013 on a "leverage-neutral basis."

75/125 Binney Street, the second ground-up development at the Alexandria
Center at Kendall Square, will be an approximately 386,000 rentable square
foot life science facility at the forefront of innovation and collaboration.
The main façade features custom textured rainscreen panels and windows
alternating in an artistic manner reminiscent of DNA patterns. Designed as two
towers, the flagship facility is separated by multiple unique, architectural
glass terraces purposefully designed to enhance collaboration. These elevated
convergence spaces will span a pedestrian corridor between Binney Street and
the landscaped Rogers Street Park. The City of Cambridge is also commencing
the development of Rogers Street Park, which will provide a lush green space
for Alexandria's client tenants and the neighboring community.

Located in the heart of Cambridge's internationally acclaimed Kendall Square
innovation cluster, the Alexandria Center at Kendall Square will ultimately
become an 11-acre, world-class science park featuring four ground-up
first-in-class life science developments – 50 Binney Street, 75/125 Binney
Street, 100 Binney Street, and 225 Binney Street – aggregating approximately
1.7 million rentable square feet of high-quality laboratory/office space, as
well as new residential developments totaling approximately 200,000 rentable
square feet. The first development, an approximately 305,000 rentable square
foot build-to-suit for Biogen Idec, Inc. at 225 Binney Street, is currently
under construction and is anticipated to be delivered in the fourth quarter of
2013. With a plethora of collaborative amenities including a two-acre
landscaped park, world-class restaurants, state-of-the-art meeting and event
spaces, high-quality hotels, and wellness centers, the Alexandria Center at
Kendall Square provides leading life science entities with a unique
opportunity to drive productivity, accelerate innovation, and recruit and
retain the brightest scientific minds.

Alexandria is the dominant life science owner and operator in the Greater
Boston cluster with approximately 3.4 million rentable square feet of
high-quality laboratory/office space located adjacent to world-renowned
academic and medical institutions. Alexandria currently serves approximately
100 life science client tenants in the Greater Boston cluster including Abbott
Laboratories, Biogen Idec Inc., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc., Eisai Co.,
Ltd., GlaxoSmithKline plc, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Novartis
AG, and UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc.

About Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), a self-administered and
self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), is the largest and leading
investment-grade REIT focused principally on owning, operating, and developing
high-quality, sustainable real estate for the broad and diverse life science
industry. Founded in 1994, Alexandria was the first REIT to identify and
pursue the laboratory niche and has since had the first-mover advantage in the
core life science cluster locations including Greater Boston, San Francisco
Bay, San Diego, New York City, Seattle, Suburban Washington, D.C., and
Research Triangle Park. Alexandria's high-credit client tenants span the life
science industry, including renowned academic and medical institutions,
multinational pharmaceutical companies, public and private biotechnology
entities, U.S. government research agencies, medical device companies, clean
technology companies, venture capitalists, and life science product and
service companies. As the recognized real estate partner of the life science
industry, Alexandria has a superior track record in driving client tenant
productivity and innovation through its best-in-class laboratory and office
space, collaborative locations adjacent to leading academic and medical
institutions, unparalleled life science real estate expertise and services,
and longstanding and expansive network in the life science community, which we
believe result in higher occupancy levels, longer lease terms, higher rental
income, higher returns, and greater long-term asset value. For more
information, please visit www.are.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the federal securities laws. Actual results may differ materially from those
projected in the forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements is contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and
our other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Website: http://www.are.com
Contact: Joel S. Marcus, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, & Founder,
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., +1-626-578-9693