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Life Sciences

Our Colliers life sciences expert will work with you to find the right capacity and environment to maximize efficiencies and minimize costs. Whether you are looking to lease, purchase, build or rationalize capacity you’ll have a team with detailed local market knowledge, industry expertise and national connectivity to expedite even the most sophisticated projects.

Maximize efficiencies and minimize costs

Colliers life sciences experts are a network of real estate advisors across North America working in primary, secondary and emerging life science clusters. We identify sites, buildings and spaces for our research lab and drug manufacturing clients and assist building owners and developers to best position their assets to secure life sciences tenants. We are experts at structuring lease and purchase transactions that reflect the significant capital investment required to support research and manufacturing operations while addressing the life cycle of funding for these operations.

Our processes

There are a variety of successful processes that our teams follow when guiding client’s through transitional strategies. After carefully listening to your vision, we customize each process to deliver the best results that match your checklist of goals. Our collaboration with your internal and external vendor teams for design and engineering is critical to your and our ability to set realistic expectations for budgets, occupancy, and final validation.

Our services

Our clients that require new or expanding space benefit from our expertise in the following ways:

  • Optimal location solutions for talent attraction, accessibility, operating costs, specialized requirements, incentives and more
  • Negotiated occupancy cost savings
  • Flexibility for changing circumstances, including rapid growth, unforeseen setbacks in trial results, M&A and more
  • Favorable capital investment structure with landlords
  • Protection from unrecognized exposures over the life of a lease

And our clients who own, develop or are converting buildings for life sciences use can accelerate the performance of their assets by capitalizing on our understanding of:

  • Capitalization and credit of growing drug development companies
  • Infrastructure and capital requirements of research lab and manufacturing facilities
  • Life cycle factors shaping transaction structuring for life sciences users

Both occupiers and landlords can capitalize on the deep relationships our members have cultivated with partners across the life sciences ecosystem both nationally and in their local clusters including:

  • Venture and private equity
  • Design, engineering and construction
  • Talent and recruitment
  • Equipment and consumables
  • State, local and municipal government
  • Economic development


  • Advance Sterilization Products
  • Alcon
  • Alexandria
  • Anchor Line Partners
  • Arranta Bio
  • Avanti
  • AvroBio
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • Biocytogen
  • BioMed Realty
  • Brandywine Property Trust
  • Briostol Myers Squibb
  • California Life Science Association
  • Cardinal Health
  • Catalent
  • Celgene (Now BMS)
  • Cellectis SA
  • Celularity
  • Chimeron Bio
  • Codiak
  • CONTINUUS Pharma
  • Danaher
  • DDTD
  • DSM
  • Eisai Pharma
  • Equus Capital Partners
  • Eurofins
  • Fog Pharma
  • Frequency Thx
  • Fulcrum Therapeutics
  • Greenwich Bioscinece(Now Jazz Pharma)
  • iCura
  • Integra LifeSciences
  • Iowa State University Research Park
  • IQHQ
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Marcus Partners
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Marcus Partners
  • MilliporeSigma
  • MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mortenson
  • Mortenson/Mayo
  • NeuExcell
  • Novabone
  • Oncorus
  • Pfizer
  • SGS
  • SJP Properties
  • Source Bioscience
  • Spirovant
  • Stride Bio
  • Trawler Capital
  • UniQure
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • US Pharmacopeia
  • Vibalogics
  • Wave Bio
  • Wave Life Sciences
  • Wexford Science & Technology - St. Louis
  • Wexford Science & Technology- Phoenix
  • Zimmer Biomet

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.


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