CBH Research, a community-based, private sector
clinical research organization, has signed a 12-year lease
for 18,414 square feet in Building III at the university's
County Campus. CBH was established to promote clinical
research as an important part of the approach toward
understanding and treating mental illness.
The company will be the second tenant in Building III,
a 115,000-square-foot facility that will provide
opportunities for collaboration among the university,
federal research labs and the private sector.
Approximately half the L-shaped structure will be
devoted to academics, while the remaining space will be
available for lease to scientific and technology-related
companies that wish to partner or co-locate with the
Building III is scheduled to open in August and kicks
off the next buildout phase for the campus. The master plan
includes expansion to seven buildings over the next 10
years, for a total of 700,000 square feet of academic and
"CBH Research LLC exemplifies the type of
research-based organizations we want to bring to the
Montgomery County Campus," said Gary Ostrander, associate
provost for research.
"Locating here will enable CBH to access the resources
of Johns Hopkins, and continue to advance their research
into central nervous system disorders," he said.