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who we are

We work with best-in-class landlords around the world

CIC turns locations into destinations. Our campuses become prime spots both for trailblazers, and established companies and organizations.


Innovation Campuses

1 .5M

Square feet globally


Client organizations

One building to 1.5M square feet

What started as a single building in Kendall Square now spans 1.5 million square feet across the globe. Our beautifully-designed office and lab spaces coupled with high-impact programming attract top entrepreneurs, startups, and enterprises looking for the perfect home as they scale.


Experts in activating local innovation ecosystems

We’re obsessed with creating a culture for innovating. As a result, our campuses spark economic growth and drive up real estate values. Let us help you bring the innovation community to your city.

Our scalable & adaptable model makes it easy to build, manage, and sustain a hub of innovation.

We build and grow the local innovation ecosystem, activating the community through our connections with local partners. Our campuses become centers of gravity for innovation. 

Our high-caliber community and impactful programming give clients instant access to a culture that fosters meaningful connections. Everything our clients need is within their reach.

Lots of people lease space as a business—but CIC is different because of the culture they create through the services and programs they provide and the connections they help make happen.

Patrick Mulvihill | Senior Vice President | Boston Properties


Connect with Alli about creating an innovation hub in your city.

Alli Helminski

Alli leads CIC’s innovation center development growth to new cities.  Before joining CIC, she spent several years in private equity (space technology, software, and commercial real estate direct investment) in Reston, VA and 15 years at Marriott International HQ in Bethesda, MD, with increasingly senior roles in Corporate Finance, Asset Management and Real Estate (acquisitions, dispositions, direct investment in single and portfolio assets), totaling $2.0B in company direct asset investment and brand growth implementation transactions with both domestic and global partners.  Her work included various types of contract negotiation, new brand development, asset repositioning, historic renovations and special projects, in the US, Europe (the UK, France, Scotland), Asia (China, Kazakhstan) and Latin America (Costa Rica, Brazil).  She graduated from Vanderbilt University (BA in Philosophy and Literary Theory) and the University of Maryland (MBA in Finance), and is based in Washington, DC.

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Lab Space

Connect with Sarah to bring state-of-the-art, flexible lab space, all the best amenities, and programming to your city.

Sarah Delmar

Sarah leads CIC’s expansion to new cities to build innovation infrastructure – both programmatic and physical. Since the inception of CIC’s expansion efforts as a two-person task force in 2012, Sarah has built and led the team that designs the strategy, development, and financing of expansion to new markets. Working closely with public and private stakeholders in each city, Sarah’s team has launched 1.2 million square feet across campuses around the globe.