Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 19, 2022



Singular Genomics Systems, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)






10931 N. Torrey Pines Road, Suite #100
La Jolla, California 92037


(858) 333-7830
(Registrant’s address of principal executive offices

and telephone number, including area code)



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share




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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


One Alexandria Square Lease Agreement


On January 19, 2022, Singular Genomics Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Lease Agreement (the “Lease”) with an affiliate of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (“ARE”) to lease two buildings (“Building 3” and “Building 4”) to be constructed in connection with One Alexandria Square in La Jolla, California. Building 3 and Building 4 are comprised of 113,094 square feet and 92,572 square feet, respectively, of office and manufacturing space and will serve as the Company’s future headquarters.


The term of the Lease will commence when ARE’s work for Building 3 is substantially complete, which is expected to be November 1, 2024 (the “Commencement Date”). The Company’s obligation to pay rent for Building 3 will begin approximately seven months following the Commencement Date. The Company’s obligation to pay rent for Building 4 will begin 12 months following the Commencement Date, subject to the substantial completion of ARE’s work on Building 4. The Company has an option to accelerate the construction and delivery of Building 4 to be the same date as the Commencement Date and will receive 12 months of base rent abatement on Building 4 if it exercises this option. The initial term of the Lease is 144 months following the Commencement Date. The Company has the one-time option to extend the term of the Lease by 60 months upon prior notice to ARE. The annual base rent under the Lease is initially $64.80 per square foot per year, subject to annual increases of 3% and certain other adjustments, and includes tenant improvement allowances. The Company will also pay for an estimated $24 million of certain tenant improvements plus 7% interest per year amortized in equal monthly payments over the term of the lease. At the time of entering into the Lease, the Company paid ARE $1.1 million as prepayment for rent and, as a security deposit, provided ARE with a $1.1 million standby letter of credit.


The foregoing descriptions of the terms of the Lease do not purport to be complete and each is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Lease, which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Singular Genomics Systems, Inc.






January 20, 2022


/s/ Dalen Meeter




Dalen Meeter
Senior Vice President, Finance
Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer