For the past three decades, Chris Jacobs has established himself as a premier life science expert on the San Francisco Peninsula. His knowledge of the local market and industry leaders, as well as his understanding of laboratory improvements, strategic evaluation, and negotiation process provides his clients unparalleled expertise as they evaluate their space needs.
Chris has consistently been ranked as the top professional on the San Francisco Peninsula since 1991 and among the top professionals in the Bay Area. He has been involved in over $5 Billion worth of sales activity and over 15 Million square feet of leasing transactions.
University of California, Berkeley; Bachelor of Science
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
Member, California Governors Life Science Task Force
Member, California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)
Program Committee Member, 2004 Cal Bio Conference
Director, CBRE Bay Area Life Science Practice
2016-2019 – CBRE Recognition Award Recipient
Governor's Life Science Task Force (2003-2005)
Bay Bio Gene Acres Committee (2000-2007)
2004-2019 - #1 Producer in San Francisco Peninsula Office
2000 #1 Bay Area Producer and member of CBRE Colbert Coldwell Circle (Top 3% of professionals worldwide)
1999 - #1 Bay Area Brokerage Group Producer
1999 – Team, Development Award – Northern California Region
1993 – SAMCEDA – San Mateo County “Broker of the Year” Award
Specializing in Life Science Services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
CBRE’s Bay Area Life Science team has been designed and assembled to specifically address the real estate strategies of life science companies in the greater Northern California region. Our immersion in the life science market over the past few decades, along with the diverse backgrounds and unique knowledge and skills of our team members, allows us to offer a variety of comprehensive client services; we connect business needs with capital expenditures while managing real estate risk. These services include strategic planning, market analysis, expert negotiations, and project management – collectively preparing our clients to leverage opportunities.
Together with the synergy of our group, our collective experiences and institutional knowledge have made us the most experienced and successful life science team in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Gateway North Campus
Grand Business Park
Woodside Technology Center
1640 Rollins Center
1635 Rollins Road, Burlingame
Hilltop Business Center
5000 Shoreline Court, South San Francisco