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Simply put, Menlo Park Labs is designed to grow life science companies. Some of the world’s most innovative life science companies call it home and its unique flexibility, resources, amenities and environment continue to attract more. It’s where a variety of life science and biotech companies are already on their journey from seed to late stage, acquisition or IPO.

Owned and managed by two companies with a singular goal.

Tarlton Properties are commercial property developers, asset managers and proud, 30-year advisors to tenants making healthcare breakthroughs. We believe incorporating true sustainability adds value for all, and is part of doing right by our tenants and the world.

A dedicated real estate partner, Principal Real Estate Investors is the specialized real estate group for Principal Global Investors, a diversified asset management organization and member of the Principal Financial Group.

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shiny awards.


Some key milestones from the year included our expansion into the East Bay, the grand opening of our new Tenant Amenities Center at Menlo Park Labs, the launch of our non-profit Team Tarlton, and winning several industry and community awards.