Philadelphia Life Sciences
Joseph Fetterman and Clifford Brechner are passionate advocates for Philadelphia’s ecosystem of discovery, providing expert consulting to firms at every stage of growth from the bench to manufacturing and to select property owners that serve science. Your cures can’t wait - let us advance vision through smart real estate strategy.
Colliers Life Sciences is a network of elite real estate advisors bringing our clients connectivity and context to bio hubs worldwide.
Things change fast in our rapidly growing biocluster. Stay ahead of the curve with research reports, thought leadership and educational content covering the life sciences sector in Philadelphia.
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Executive Vice President | Healthcare and Life Sciences
Joe joined Colliers International in 2012 to lead and grow Colliers’ Office Brokerage Division. Today he focuses on providing strategic solutions to local, national and global Health Care, Life Sciences and Corporate clients. Joe’s background in architecture, real estate development and financial analysis provides clients with an experienced professional and strategic leader who integrates complex factors to create successful results for clients
Joe is a Healthcare Fellow and serves on Colliers National Healthcare Services and Life Sciences Steering Committees.
Clifford Brechner joined Colliers in 2019 to focus his talents in the fast-growing Philadelphia Life Sciences division.
Clifford comes to Colliers with more than 35 years of experience leading companies with revenues in excess of $10 million. For the past 20 years Brechner has led ventures within the analytical laboratory and quality assurance industry, making him exceptionally suited to help laboratory clients navigate their complicated real estate needs in an ever-changing market.
Clifford is a native of New York and currently resides in Bryn Mawr with his wife and two children.
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Our Expertise in Action
Leading an International Developer Search for PIDC
The Colliers Life Sciences Philadelphia team is leading an international master developer search for a landmark riverfront cell and gene therapy bioproduction campus, supporting up to 1 MSF of CGT development for the City of Philadelphia and PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development agency.
Historic Redevelopment of the Budd Bioworks Campus
The Colliers Life Sciences Philadelphia team is leading the marketing for the historic redevelopment of the Budd Bioworks campus, located in Philadelphia’s Hunting Park. Spread over 31 acres and offering more than 2.7 MSF the Bioworks supports the full ecosystem of discovery from incubation through large commercial scale bioproduction.
Representing University of Pennsylvania's Gene Therapy Program
The Colliers Life Sciences Philadelphia team was proud to represent the University of Pennsylvania Gene Therapy Program (Penn GTP) and the renowned lab of gene therapy pioneer Dr. Jim Wilson as a foundational anchor tenant to The Discovery Labs campus in a 151,000 square foot lease.
Headquarters Search for Fast-Growing Gene Therapy Firm Spirovant
The Colliers Life Sciences Philadelphia team recently completed a new headquarters search for Spirovant, finding a “needle-in-a-haystack” solution in a tightly constrained lab market that will continue to support the rapidly-growing gene therapy firm’s growth in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Life Sciences Lab Locator
Discover available lab and manufacturing space in the Philadelphia life sciences market in one place. Project details, rents and improvement allowances - our complimentary resource gives you every point of data you need to make smart decisions.
We created an interview and newsletter series to provide a curated summary of news you don’t want to miss - the discoveries, successes, investments and deals shaping Philadelphia life sciences.
Whether you are looking to lease or invest in a research center or life sciences property, or you need project management or construction management services, our team has the market knowledge and connections to ensure on-time and under-budget delivery of the most sophisticated projects.