the shape
of innovation.

“Boston is one of the strongest life science clusters in the world and Cambridge represents its epicenter. The Quad is a ±510,000-square-foot, 9.8-acre transitioning life science campus in the high-demand life sciences market of Cambridge, MA.”

– Duncan Gilkey, SVP of Asset Management & Director of Leasing, The Davis Companies

The Quad is Cambridge's newest Life Science and Lab campus that encompasses four redeveloped buildings: 10 Wilson Rd, 101 Smith Pl, 40 Smith Pl, and 75 Moulton St.

As the newest member of West Cambridge's life science cluster, The Quad sets itself apart from others by encouraging the blend of workplace and lifestyle to drive curiosity and innovative thinking.

The Quad is a place that brings ideas to life so that others in the community can do the same.

This is the part of Cambridge where thinking meets doing, where innovation meets ingenuity, and where discovery meets action.

Welcome to the Quad — it’s more than just research, its the new home of innovation.

Cambridge hasn’t always been home to pricey condos, glass skyscrapers and corporate headquarters. The spirit of Cambridge has always lived in spaces that mingle academic thinking with industrial tinkering.

the shape
of community.

The Quad is a hub for creative and scientific innovation with a bold presence that demands attention among some of the most decorated scientific institutes on the East Coast.

It was in these spaces where companies like Texas Instruments, Gillette, E-Ink and Vertex Pharmaceuticals took root and changed the world. To this day, that spirit continues to thrive in the Cambridge and Alewife community.

This is the part of the Boston area where collaboration, ingenuity, and discovery come together to spark a new change.

At the center of this innovative movement is The Quad – a new campus of creative, flexible buildings that fosters the ideas of tomorrow. With unique outdoor spaces, modern amenities, and community engagement, The Quad centers itself as the newest hub for life science in Cambridge and beyond.
Alewife Research Center - Cambridge, MA
The Davis Companies’ portfolio includes the Alewife Research Center, a 224,000 SF Class-A life science/lab building that reached 100% occupancy in 5 months after Certificate of Occupancy and was sold to HealthPeak for $332.5m in 2019.

the shape
of expertise.

Our team is led by The Davis Companies. The Davis Companies is an integrated real estate investment, development and management firm headquartered in Boston that has invested more than $6.2 billion in gross asset value through real estate equity, debt and fixed- income securities. A combination of capital markets, development and management expertise allows The Davis Companies to nimbly tackle complex opportunities.

Directly, and with its valued partners, The Davis Companies currently owns a real estate portfolio of approximately 11.5 million square feet of office, retail, hospitality, light industrial, healthcare and life science properties and approximately 9,000 residential units across the Eastern United States.