MetaSystems Group Signs Lease at 200 River’s Edge Drive

August 25, 2020


MetaSystems Group Signs Lease at 200 River’s Edge Drive

Preotle, Lane & Associates Ltd. Announces New Tenant

Company manufactures systems for microscope-based imaging


Medford, MA. – Preotle, Lane & Associates Ltd. today announced it has signed a lease with MetaSystems Group Inc. to occupy 9,100 square feet at 200 River’s Edge Drive – one of two premier office buildings located in the mixed-use River’s Edge community along the banks of the Malden River.

MetaSystems Group Inc., which is currently based in Newton, MA., is the U.S. subsidiary of German company MetaSystems International. MetaSystems was created in 1986 as a spin-off from the Institute of Physics at the University of Heidelberg. The company develops and manufactures laboratory solutions for microscope-based imaging with broad applications across multiple industries.

“We’re excited to have MetaSystems join the other tenants at River’s Edge, where we have established a community and culture that attracts companies doing exciting work,” said John Preotle of Preotle, Lane & Associates. “The presence of MetaSystems will further enhance River’s Edge.”

The company is expected to take occupancy of the space in September 2020. MetaSystems reached a direct lease agreement with Preotle, Lane & Associates after a prior tenant consolidated operations into a New Jersey location.

“Our company’s relocation was a major step in our growth plans and one we have taken very seriously. We looked at dozens of sites in and around Boston. With one exception, none exuded the serenity and aesthetic we were looking for to underscore the creativity of our workforce and express the value we place on our employees: The exception in every way was and is 200 River’s Edge in Medford,” said Dr. Elizabeth Harrison, Chief Executive Officer for Metasystems Group. “Set on the Malden River in the middle of a park landscape, a modern building filled with inspiring artwork and photography, integrated in the Boston public transportation infrastructure, restaurants and amenities, River’s Edge checks all the boxes for us. We plan to be there for a long time.”

Since 1986, MetaSystems has been developing and manufacturing systems for automated microscope-based imaging. MetaSystems’ latest innovation, Neon, is a dynamic, modern imaging platform which reliably manages cases, images, and results from single workstation environments to large multi-user, multi-site installations.

Agents for MetaSystems were Mark Coelho and Allison Hoffman of Cresa. Preotle, Lane & Associates was represented by Eric Smith, McKenna Teague and Tess Chandler of CBRE.

Prior to completion of 200 River’s Edge Drive in 2009, Preotle, Lane & Associates created a major community resource with the Park at River’s Edge – just steps from the banks of the Malden River. The Park and surrounding green space includes more than a mile of paths for running, walking and cycling – and is also host to the Tufts University William Shoemaker Boathouse.


About River’s Edge

River’s Edge is 30-acre mixed-use project and complete “live, work and enjoy” opportunity developed by Preotle, Lane & Associates.  The community includes a magnificent riverfront park with 12 acres of green space, 230,000 square feet of sustainable office and lab space in two buildings (200 and 400 River’s Edge Drive), and 504 units of premier rental housing. It also features exciting retail, dining and nightlife amenities such as the Freerange Market and Café, the River Café and The Porch, a southern fare BBQ restaurant and entertainment venue.

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