Alexandria Real Estate Equities has delayed its plan to break ground soon on the second tower of its Alexandria Center for Science and Technology at East River Science Park laboratory campus in New York City, though it said it is close to a lease deal with an anchor tenant for the first tower now under construction.

Alexandria Chairman and CEO Joel Marcus acknowledged the pullback during a conference call with analysts Feb. 9 that followed release earlier that day of the REIT's fourth-quarter and year-end results.

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