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Life Sciences


Life Sciences Commercial Real Estate Experts

Our life sciences real estate experts deliver customized, innovative solutions for investors, owners, developers and occupiers within the quickly-evolving life sciences sector.  

We Make Discovery Happen 

The life sciences industry is all about making the world a better place. Groundbreaking drugs, therapies, and innovations are transforming lives and paving the way for healthier futures. But let’s face it, what you do is complex, and dealing with labor shortages, supply chain disruptions and limited inventory can add even more obstacles.  

At Cushman & Wakefield, we’re more than a commercial real estate team – we’re your dedicated partner to overcome these challenges so you can continue driving progress forward. Our cross-functional solutions are centered around you and built on extensive knowledge, strong industry connections, and a forward-thinking approach. We dive deep into data to uncover new possibilities, empowering you to make confident decisions every step of the way. Whether you’re an investor searching for your next big life sciences opportunity, or a pharmaceutical or biotech company in need of a lab for your next scientific breakthrough, we take care of all the logistics, so you can focus on what matters most. 

We Connect the Dots. 

Our global team of life sciences experts are strategically positioned in key hub markets, ensuring we always have our finger on the pulse of the industry. We place a strong emphasis on building relationships and fostering a culture of collaboration to seamlessly bridge the gap across different markets and services to get you where you want to be.

We Make It Data Driven.

In this fast-paced industry, we understand how important real-time data is when it comes to making decisions. That’s why we make it our top priority to provide life sciences companies with data that truly matters. From employment and labor statistics to construction cost data, we equip you with valuable intel to navigate the real estate market and make strategic decisions that perfectly align with your goals.

We Build It Better. 

With a national project management team dedicated to life sciences, we have the expertise to deliver exceptional results while achieving complex budget, timing and compliance requirements. Many of our project management professionals come directly from the pharma and development industries, bringing a unique perspective no one else can match.

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Our Experts 

Our commercial real estate teams bring a rich understanding of the industry through years of experience working with top life sciences companies and investors.  From signing a lease to building out specialized lab space, we have the skills to help you reach your goals and achieve optimal asset performance. Use the map below to find experts aligned with your market. 





Our Services

Labor Analytics & Location Strategy

With labor at a premium, our GIS analytics and tools help identify optimal locations that will aid in attracting the right talent for your needs. Once identified, we partner with you to ensure the strategic locations align with your growth and cost projections.

Asset Services

Operating efficiently and sustainably are non-negotiables when it comes to your assets. Our property management experts know how to streamline costs, mitigate risks and enhance value all while delivering a workplace that fosters wellness and productivity.

Transaction Management

Our life sciences brokerage professionals utilize strategic data and insights to guide you through the market, negotiate the best deal, and secure the optimal space for your present and future requirements.


With ESG a top priority in today’s world, we help you plan for a more sustainable future. From operating your labs more efficiently to leveraging alternative renewable energy sources, our experts offer proven strategies that will position you for a more sustainable tomorrow.

Project & Development Services

Building out a lab to spec, designing a collaborative workplace, and retrofitting an outdated facility all require precise organization and planning. We leverage our life sciences expertise to deliver a highquality solution while simultaneously achieving cost efficiencies and compliance requirements.

Supply Chain & Logistics Advisory

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to supply chain and logistics. We work with you to understand your business needs, then determine the unique network configuration that will make your business profitable and sustainable while getting product to customers quickly and efficiently.

Related Insights

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​​Life Sciences Funding in View​

Global life sciences venture capital funding has reverted to its pre-pandemic long-term trend.
Sandy Romero • 1/29/2024
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​​Recent Ups and Downs for the Life Sciences Market​

​Life sciences tenants searching for space is up over 22% since late spring with activity in real estate grew as well, with over 31 million square feet (sf) of lab and cGMP space leased from 2021 to 2022.
Sandy Romero • 11/8/2023
Life Sciences Update

Life Sciences Update: September 2023

The hypergrowth experienced by the life sciences sector early in the pandemic has given way to a much more normalized environment today—with funding in the life sciences space having declined 26% year-over-year (YoY).
Sandy Romero • 9/28/2023

Energy and Resource Efficiency in Life Sciences Design

Energy- and resource-efficient design can help transform corporate goals for existing life sciences buildings into successful, energy-efficient spaces.
Jason D'Orlando • 9/20/2023
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Life Sciences Fit Out Cost Guide

Our Life Sciences Fit Out Cost Guide covers nine lab and cGMP facility types across the six major U.S. life sciences markets.
Sandy Romero • 9/7/2023

Does your building qualify for a life sciences conversion?

Interest in converting assets for life sciences use is growing amongst building owners. Cushman & Wakefield’s Project & Development Services team developed basic building performance criteria based on the minimum standards that life sciences companies typically require. 
Eric Giles • 7/18/2023
Life Science
Article • Investment / Capital Markets

Challenges for Life Sciences Projects Means Early Engagement of Project Managers

Persistent challenges continue to impact costs, material lead times and project timelines across all life sciences projects.
Jason D'Orlando • 6/30/2023

Life Science Update: Finding Talent and Fostering New Ideas

Encouraging collaboration to formulate new ideas and creating access to skilled talent remain priorities for life sciences companies. Among current life science industry trends, there are several hot locations for the life sciences, as well as a focus on amenities that spark ‘spontaneous interactions’.
Rachel Park • 10/19/2022

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Jessica Howe

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