How we got started

Dr. Andrew Rothschild launched Scientific Properties in 2000 as an urban real estate development company with an emphasis on superior design and community needs.  Prior to founding Scientific Properties, Dr. Rothschild was a practicing physician and served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York. Andrew received a B.A. from Columbia University, a M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Recognizing the need for more state-of-the-art laboratory space in Durham and capitalizing on his medical background, Scientific Properties’ first forays into the development world were biotechnology related.  Hence, the firm’s name—Scientific Properties. 

The firm’s  first project—Triangle Biotechnology Center at 323 Foster Street in Durham—was originally the Clark & Sorrell Garage (built in 1932) and the historic renovation of the building into a cutting edge wet lab and research facility won design accolades,  including national recognition from  Architecture Week magazine.