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Life’s Been Good: Meeting the Skyrocketing Demand for Life Sciences Properties

February 15, 2022 37 Minute Listen


Abundant investment capital is targeting life sciences properties, but breaking into this sector is not easy. Tim Schoen, CEO of BioMed Realty, and CBRE’s Ted Jacobs join Spencer Levy to analyze the keys to success, including how to pull off an office-to-lab conversion and why locating near talent and innovation clusters is so important.

Life’s Been Good: Meeting the Skyrocketing Demand for Life Sciences Propert...

February 15, 2022 37 Minute Listen


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Tim Schoen

CEO, BioMed Realty

Timothy M. Schoen has served as BioMed’s President and CEO since 2016, and has served as President since 2021. Prior to joining BioMed Realty, Mr. Schoen was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Healthpeak, an S&P 500 real estate company from 2011 to 2016. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Salk Institute in San Diego and is also the chair of Salk’s Conquering Cancer Initiative Advisory Committee.

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Ted Jacobs

Vice Chairman

Ted Jacobs is a Vice Chairman with CBRE, leading its regional Life Sciences Practice with an exclusive focus on tenant representation. Jacobs, based in San Diego one of the top 3 life sciences clusters in the world, also helps lead CBRE’s National Life Science practice as a member of its Executive Council providing strategic guidance and market insights to the firm and its clients.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.

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