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.
Prior to joining Colliers, Joe was Senior Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he led the company’s regional higher education, healthcare and public sector consulting and brokerage practices.
Before joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Joe was Senior Vice President and Co-Managing Principal of The Staubach Company in Philadelphia. Projects of note include headquarters for General Instrument (Motorola Broadband), NFL Films, Tyco International, AmeriHealth New Jersey, Parker McCay and regional offices for AIG, U.S. EPA and U.S. GSA.
Joe has managed the acquisition, leasing, and development of more than 4,000,000 SF of office space on behalf of corporate and institutional clients and has developed strategic real estate plans for Air Products, OKI Data Americas, Organization of American States, Kutztown University, Camden County College, Bancroft NeuroHealth, tAmerican Revolution Center and The Wistar Institute.
MBA | The Wharton School
The University of Pennsylvania
BARCH | Architecture
Memberships & Involvements
Urban Land Institute
Board of Directors - Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education, Board of Directors - Pennsylvania Resource Capital, Board of Directors - Philadelphia Regional Board of Economics PA, Campaign Leadership Committee - Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center, Member - Mary S. Irick Drexel Society
AmeriHealth New Jersey
Chamber of Commerce, Southern NJ
Crozer Keystone Health System
Delaware State University
Motorola Broadband (General Instrument)
OKI Data Americas
Organization of American States
St. Mary Medical Center
Temple University Health System
The Wistar Institute
University of Delaware
Walker & Dunlop
Senior Director, Office Services
As the National Leader of Colliers Global Life Science Practice Group, I bring 43 years of commercial real estate experience and 22 years of experience focusing on life science real estate. My acquired knowledge in life science work has been on both the landlord (Wexford Science & Technology) and the tenant side within the industry.
I have experience with Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products, Parenteral Fill Finish, Solid Oral Dosage, Biologics, and Medical Device manufacturing facilities, as well as a solid background in Laboratory Research and Development/Pilot scale facilities and controlled environments. Through my work on local, regional and national site selection assignments, I have developed a firm grasp of the rigorous process required to meet the key search criteria of my clients.
My knowledge of market conditions and influences in the life sciences supports my ability to be creative in structuring the financial details of both lease and purchase transactions. My network of a wide variety of trusted advisors within the industry facilitates a regular flow of information about life science real estate trends, pricing, and comparable data for leasing and sales transactions.
To make sure that our team can deliver insightful and thoughtful life science real estate strategies to our clients, regardless of company size and the challenges they may face in entering and exiting the clinic successfully.
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.