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Life Sciences under the microscope | July 2021

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We examine the distribution of corporate capital and job creation relative to Europe’s established and emerging life sciences clusters

Our 2021 life sciences report puts the EMEA life sciences industry under the microscope, at a time when the business sector in Europe received its highest ever level of capital investment. Europe’s ageing demographic situation, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, has accelerated the need for further medicinal/vaccine research, pharmaceutical and medical device production. 

In this report we examine the distribution of corporate capital and job creation relative to Europe’s established and emerging life sciences clusters, looking back at how this has changed in the last year, compared to the last 10 years. We identify the locational drivers and key players who have driven activity, the impact of their needs in terms of physical real estate requirements and how this impacts investors.  


Life Sciences under the microscope | July 2021

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Damian Harrington

Head of Global Capital Markets Research | EMEA Head of Research

London - West End

I currently have a joint role as a Director Colliers, as both Head of EMEA Research, and Head of Global Capital Markets Research.  I am also part of  our EMEA Location Strategy team.

I have worked within the real estate profession  for over 20 years, living and working from various locations across EMEA including London, Dubai, Prague, Helsinki and Amsterdam. My work and student experiences expanded my horizon to include India and the US. 

I use my experience and analytical skills to take a forward looking view of market opportunities & challenges impacting the industry on behalf of internal and external clients.  During my career I have written research /generated analysis of markets across all asset class types - from residential to offices, retail to logistics and hotels to niche sectors such as life sciences, air cargo and data centres.   I have analysed a variety of subjects and subject matter relevanmt to our industry, examining the impact on real estate such as the changing nature of global capital and the impact on global capital flows, the impact of e-commerce and near/off-shoring on global industrial and logistics markets and the changing nature of the energy and hydrocarbon industry. In addition to developing a view of markets at a very high-level,  I have conducted multiple studies examing the  micro-meso location factors critical in supporting the creation of planning policy at city/regional level, and in supporting investment and occupier decisions on key projects across EMEA, in addition to providing a strategic overview of multiple- markets and locations  as part of the decision making process. 

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Lewis Rapley

EMEA Research Analyst

EMEA Headquarters

EMEA Research Analyst at Colliers.

Lewis began his career in property in April 2018 after graduating in 2017 from the University of Leeds with a BA in Human Geography and a MSc in GIS (Geographical Information Systems).

He is responsible for creating quarterly and bi-annual EMEA-level office, industrial/logistics and retail snapshots. He also monitors core market data, their KPIs and their local market commentaries. Among other things, he also has an interest in all things data and its application, regularly using data software - such as PowerBi  - to create dashboards and interactive visualisations to present data.

Alongside his primary duties, he collaborates with local research teams, as well as other internal business teams, answering any ad-hoc research requests they may have in order to help drive business across the EMEA region. 

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Andrew Hallissey

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Well respected within the industry, Andrew is an Executive Managing Director with over 20 years of global experience within Corporate Real Estate. Andrew has a wealth of knowledge having advised dozens of Fortune 500 companies throughout the world on developing real estate transformation solutions.

As Executive Managing Director of EMEA Occupier Services.  Andrew drives strategy, client service delivery and spearheads the growth of Colliers’ occupier business within the EMEA region.

Andrew leads integrated service delivery for all occupier clients specialising in corporate real estate services, portfolio strategy, transaction management, brokerage, lease administration, project management, workplace services, and facilities management outsourcing advisory across the EMEA region.

Prior to joining Colliers, Andrew worked for CBRE where he has held senior leadership roles within their Global Workplace Solutions business in Chicago, Hong Kong, New York and London.  He has gained extensive global experience advising large corporations on their global real estate organization and strategy over the last 18 years, having worked across EMEA, North America and Asia Pacific.  Andrew also currently serves on the global board of directors of Corenet, the leading global association for the corporate real estate profession.

He has lived and worked internationally and has a deep understanding of the cultural and regional challenges within a global organisation.
 

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Richard Divall

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EMEA Headquarters

As Head of Cross Border Capital Markets, EMEA, I work with international clients who are interested in investing in the region and connect them with the best local Colliers expert based on their investment requirements. Conversely, I also help investors based in EMEA expand their portfolios to other regions around the world. Through my extensive connectivity in the global real estate market, I can connect capital with local expertise, regardless of location.

I work with a broad spectrum of clients including Sovereign Wealth Funds, global institutions, global private equity investors and high net worth individuals. Clients choose to work with me based on the full range of advisory services I provide including a macro view on local economies and property sectors, investor sentiment around the world and access to local buyers and sellers.

Working with local offices in EMEA, we are able to provide a full range of advisory services including:

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I have over 17 years real estate investment experience and during my career I have been involved in over £2billion in transactions in the UK.

 

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Paddy Allen

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Paddy has over 16 years of real estate experience having spent his early career in European fund management before joining Global Student Accommodation as an early employee and leading the acquisition of £1bn of student accommodation across UK & Europe. 

Paddy advises a range of investors and developers on transactions, joint ventures and operations predominantly across student accommodation, build to rent and co-living. 

Paddy joined Colliers in 2021.

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