Devens is a truly special place to do, and grow, business. Whether you need real estate financing, fast approval, or help in attracting skilled employees, we support you in three crucial ways.
MassDevelopment, which manages Devens, offers financing capabilities that can help a project at every stage, from predevelopment to construction to permitting.
Devens is a planned business environment free of red tape and other obstacles that can delay a project. That means quick, efficient, pad-ready sites with room to expand, fast track permitting, and the right infrastructure and services to support your business goals.
Hotels and meeting rooms. Shops and restaurants. More than 1,000 acres of open recreational space, including an award-winning 18-hole golf course. With an abundance of great amenities, services, and attractions, Devens makes it easier to attract the high-caliber employees you need to stay competitive.
Little Leaf Farms
Little Leaf Farms grows lettuce in fully automated greenhouses. The technically advanced approach means fresh-tasting greens can get to New Englanders all year round, within a day of harvest.
After purchasing 14 acres of land in Devens, Little Leaf received a $4.5 million construction loan from MassDevelopment. This support proved critical for the budding company and for consumers throughout the region who crave quality, local greens.
Quiet Logistics is a global eCommerce fulfillment provider. To meet growing demands, the company needed resources to finance and manage the expansion of its industrial space.
Devens delivered phenomenal support and $2.5 million in financing from MassDevelopment to fuel the company’s expansion.
Quiet Logistics currently ships to 130 different countries. On a typical day, the Devens facility ships from 10,000 to 15,000 units!
Biologics, increasingly important in treating serious diseases, are a growing part of the Bristol-Myers Squibb portfolio. To stay on the forefront of biologics and deliver new treatments faster, the company wanted to expand its operations in Devens.
The newly completed 200,000-square-foot addition includes buildings for both biologics development and manufacturing. These combined capabilities will foster internal collaboration, streamline development, and speed up the entire production life cycle, from beaker to bottle.
New England Studios
New England Studios is a film and television production company that needed to build a state-of-the-art facility.
Devens provided the ideal real estate property and the flexibility to get the job done—from fast-track permitting to phased land acquisition for future expansion.
This world-class facility, connected with on-site hotels and amazing amenities in Devens, will help to keep New England a favorite Hollywood destination.
Biopharma leader Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) needed to get its new FDA-approved drug to market fast. Where could BMS find the real estate development expertise needed to build a new biologics manufacturing plant quickly?
Based on our unique commercial real estate capabilities, Bristol-Myers Squibb chose Devens in 2006 for the company’s new biologics manufacturing facility.
Devens provided the critical support necessary to help BMS build a $750 million facility and get its drug to market on schedule. Now, the global biopharma leader is undertaking a $250 million expansion at the site that will add up to 350 new jobs in biologics development and clinical manufacturing.
Laddawn, Inc., a maker of high-quality packaging products, had a unique vision for its corporate headquarters in Devens. The forward-thinking manufacturer wanted to create a highly interactive, modern office space that encouraged employees to get up and get moving.
Back in 2010, the company purchased the former Fort Devens Davis Library. The 2016 remodel has transformed the site into a perfect realization of Laddawn’s dream: a state-of-the-art facility with stand-up workstations and open spaces that boast large glass windows, fitness equipment, and a climbing wall. Laddawn is inspiring collaboration and creativity while advancing Devens as a home for companies of the future.
The Innovation Center at 94 Jackson Road
Acorn Technology Systems, Media Power, and Response Microwave are small, promising technology companies. They needed resources to keep growing, and office space to attract employees and customers.
Our Innovation Center offers shared, leased working space with all the amenities—state-of-the-art conference rooms, kitchen facilities, parking, and restaurants and shops close by in Devens Town Center.
These businesses can now thrive in a supportive, professional environment, attract new employees, and enjoy a vibrant community of like-minded entrepreneurs.
Click here to learn more about leasing opportunities at 94 Jackson.