David Kristjanson, PMP


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David Kristjanson is the Life Sciences Project Management Global Leader, GWS | Enterprise, based in the Northeast. The GWS | Enterprise business delivers highly effective work environments through end-to-end, integrated services for large, leading organizations globally.

As Life Sciences Sector Lead, David’s responsibilities include the oversight of the Project Management platform with a global team of over 300 PJM professionals that serve several of the world’s leading life sciences corporations. David is an expert in developing business cases and teams to design, build and deliver highly complex R&D and biomanufacturing facilities that help improve and save lives.

David joined CBRE in 2021 and has held a variety of life science leadership roles. He has deep sector expertise and operational experience with CBRE’s global leadership, sales, and service delivery teams. David’s internal relationships are critical to leveraging the best of CBRE to deliver superior outcomes for our clients.

Prior Experiences - CBRE

  • Director, Life Sciences, Tri-State Project Management
  • Senior Director, Northeast Life Sciences Advisory
  • National Life Sciences Leadership Committee


  • Bachelor of Sciences in Business Management from the The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
  • Diploma in Building Construction Management, New York University
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Certification

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Board of Directors/Programs Chair - International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
  • BIO International/ BioNJ Manufacturing Committee
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)/ PMP Certification


  • Client Solutions
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Recruiting and Developing High Performing Teams
  • International Operational Management
  • Design and Construction of Regulated pharmaceutical facilities

Significant Projects

  • Regeneron
    Tarrytown, NY – R&D master planning
    1,000,000 SF
  • Confidential pharma company
    West Point, PA – multiple GMP, R&D and vivarium projects
    600,000 SF
  • Alpharma
    Bridgewater, NJ – headquarters relocation
    160,000 SF
  • Confidential pharma company
    Rahway, NY – R&D/Vivarium
    120,000 SF
  • Alpharma
    Piscataway, NJ – R&D/GMP, master planning
    120,000 SF
  • Cephalon
    Salt Lake City, Utah – GMP manufacturing
    110,000 SF

Clients Represented

  • Regeneron
  • Genzyme Biosurgery
  • miR Scientific
  • Akorn Pharmaceuticals
  • Alpharma
  • Actavis
  • Orthobond
  • Teva
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals
  • Cephalon
  • Matinas BioPharma