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Life Sciences Real Estate is Hot

Life sciences real estate is hot among property developers and investors, and has emerged as a highly-desired real estate asset class.  “Life Sciences” refers to the booming industry made up of such industries as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical devices, genetics and genomics, and research and development (R&D).

 

Life sciences real estate is exceptionally hot among investors, as 2020 heads towards year-end.   The life sciences industry was already a top economic sector as 2019 came to a close, and this Covid-19 pandemic year has only propelled investor interest in the industry.

 

Life sciences facilities are typically clustered in areas with strong university research and teaching programs in the life sciences, and situated in proximity to other facilities and their tenants.  In fact, seven of the top 10 biological science programs are at graduate universities located in the top life sciences clusters of Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego.

 

Some of the top life sciences clusters includes the following cities and districts:

 

  • Boston-Cambridge
  • San Francisco bay area
  • San Diego
  • New Jersey
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • Washington, DC – Baltimore
  • New York City greater metro area
  • Philadelphia
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago

 

 

Life Sciences Real Estate is Hot

Life sciences real estate is a hot real estate asset class among real estate investors and developers.

 

As part of the office and industrial real estate asset class, life sciences properties are a more specialized and generally more expensive facility than typical general-purpose office and industrial properties.    The pairing of university bio-science research with private-sector life sciences companies seeking to leverage such research, is a more fine-tuned version of the well-known Science and Technology Parks that got their start in the 1950’s.

 

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We track the life sciences asset class on behalf of our clients.   We maintain a summary of this tracking online, which is available by clicking here ==>  Life Sciences Facilities Directory & Industry Players

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FEC at Shopping Mall Retrofit

Summit Mall (Wheatfield, NY)   |  For the former Summit Mall (Wheatfield, New York), a large family entertainment center was explored to replace vacant store spaces. The FEC would operate with week-part synergies with the planned all-weather recreational sports facilities.  As part of the assignment, we created interim collateral materials (strategic marketing) for use in marketing the facility to third-party sports, sports retail, and recreation-related tenants.

 

The Summit, formerly Summit Park Mall, was an enclosed regional shopping mall in Wheatfield, New York near Niagara Falls.  he original anchor stores of Summit Mall were Sears, AM&A’s (bought out by The Bon-Ton in 1995), Hens & Kelly, and Jenss.   In October 1992, Macy’s opened a closeout store.  The mall first opened in 1972 and was largely vacant by the late 1990’s.

 

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel New York

NY Overnight Partners / Newfield Enterprises International   |   Owner representative and asset management of The Ritz-Carlton on Central Park in New York.   Asset management included hotel management contract restructuring negotiations, renovation program preparation and implementation, and owner representation to operator.   In early 2005, after a couple more changes of ownership, the hotel facility was acquired by a development group interested in converting the facility to residential condominium ownership. Even while operating as a lodging facility, the property had several occupants holding a right to occupy their units as residences under long-term leases.

 

Responsibilities included oversight of hotel management company, including capital improvement programs.  On behalf of the family office of Newfield Enterprises International (NEI), itself owned the Ibrahim brothers:  HES’ Abdulaziz, Khaled, and Waleed bin Ibrahim Al Ibrahim.