Colliers International South Florida Continues Strategic Growth, Adding Specialized Healthcare Talent to Brokerage Team
Boca Raton, FL, April 30, 2018 – Colliers International South Florida continues to grow strategically by launching a local, dedicated Healthcare Services practice and adding seasoned commercial brokers Michael Brown and Christine O’Connor to the team as Senior Vice Presidents. The South Florida expansion broadens the specialized services of the firm and highlights its ability to quickly respond to the ever-evolving demands of the region’s real estate market.
"Florida has established itself as a meaningful hub for the healthcare and life sciences industry and launching a specialized practice group is another step toward better-serving our clients and region," noted Colliers South Florida Market Leader Ken Krasnow. "The dynamics and complexities of commercial real estate in these markets are constantly evolving and we are positioning ourselves with the expertise and footprint to match that."
Currently a Director on the national steering committee of Colliers Global Life Science Practice Group, industry veteran Michael Brown brings more than 40 years of experience with sophisticated research and critical process facilities to his new role in South Florida. His background includes familiarity with both large and small molecule research and manufacturing plants as well as medical device manufacturing.
Christine O’Connor brings to Colliers a solid understanding of the real estate challenges corporate users encounter, drawing upon substantive experience as an in-house director of Corporate Real Estate for multiple companies with portfolios across the Americas, most recently with Boca Raton-based Tyco International. She has a track record for portfolio optimization, data-driven site selection and reduction of downtime – all issues that directly impact the healthcare services industry, both locally and across the United States.
In recent years, Florida has emerged as a major power player in the healthcare services industry, drawing interest for new talent and healthcare companies to expand. According to Enterprise Florida, Inc., the state is home to more than 1,100 biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies and boasts a foundation of more than 46,000 healthcare establishments – including more than 720 hospitals. Today, Florida is ranked as the nation’s #2 largest medical device manufacturing industry, #3 largest pharmaceuticals manufacturing industry and #7 largest biotech R&D industry in the nation.
Brown and O’Connor will join current Colliers International South Florida veteran brokers Elias Porras and Ron Schagrin to launch the Healthcare Services Group locally. On the national level, the Colliers Healthcare Services group consists of more than 164 professionals, leveraging the firm’s platform of services to assist health care clients in developing strategies that increase revenue, improve performance and grow market share, with the common goal of generating measurable results.
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