Category Archives: Life sciences

New year, same story: Boston remains the leader in life sciences

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From Don Domoretsky
Executive Vice President, Life Science Practice

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Greater Boston is the #1 life sciences cluster in the United States. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it’s happened before. In fact, since we began producing our annual life sciences report, no other region has held the top spot, and 2017 has proven no different.

An analysis of… Read More

REview Podcast: Cultivating a cluster beyond Cambridge in the Life Sciences industry

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From Matthew Powers
Executive Vice President, Life Science Practice

It’s an exciting time to work in the Life Sciences industry in Massachusetts. Our success stacks up on the world stage and we are the model many other states and countries look to mimic. At the heart of much of our growth is the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, an investment agency that supports life sciences… Read More

Looking for lab space in Cambridge? Alewife offers affordability, availability when compared to Kendall Square

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Bekarian_Peter_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Pete Bekarian
Managing Director, Cambridge

When it comes to life science clusters, there is none stronger or more in-demand than Cambridge. But for companies who have yet to plant their roots in the life science capital, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult—space is sparse and costs are high. And now, new data shows that companies who are lucky enough to have a presence in… Read More

A look back at our top 10 stories of 2016

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As 2016 draws to a close, we thought it would be a great time to look back on the year that was and highlight 10 of our best stories from the past twelve months. We hope you have a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to continued success in 2017. Without further ado, here are our top 10 stories of 2016:

1. GE moves to Boston and the effects are… Read More

Construction progresses at EMD Serono expansion project

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berman_josh_color_casual_hiresFrom Josh Berman
Construction Project Executive

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We are pleased to report that progress continues to be made on the EMD Serono Sagamore Building expansion project. Our JLL Construction crew put the final structural beam in place during a topping… Read More

Lab construction costs and the unique variables at play

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Stankiewicz_Peter_Color_Casual_HiRes2From Peter Stankiewicz
Managing Director, JLL Construction

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Generally speaking, costs for lab construction are typically subject to the same variables that come into play for commercial office space construction. Key variables can include:

  • Square footage: The larger the space, the
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Greater Boston remains top life sciences cluster as competition drives vertical integration of industry

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It should be no surprise that JLL’s fifth annual Life Sciences Outlook reveals Greater Boston is the top cluster in the US. In fact, the region, which has been #1 since JLL began producing its report in 2011, possesses the largest concentration of life science researchers in the country and has more than 3.75 million square feet of requirements. To top it off, the Boston area has accounted for more than… Read More

There’s magic happening in Kendall Square as life science companies continue to cluster

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It  should come as no surprise that Greater Boston is the #1 life science cluster in the US according to JLL’s new Life Science Outlook, with cluster being the operative word. As we heard time and time again from the esteemed panelists at our recent Future Viability life science event, the ability for companies to operate in such close proximity to their peers, particularly in Kendall Square, is very unique to… Read More

Investors “want in” to lab market

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According to the latest JLL Global Capital Flows report, despite a 16% decline in overall US volumes over the past year, gateway and larger second tier cities like Boston are continuing to see investment demand in line with last year. In fact, the city ranked as the 10th most traded in the world in the first half of the year with $4.6 billion in total volume, and is home to lab… Read More

3 key components of an effective commercial real estate process for life science companies

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Powers_Matt_InterimFrom Matthew Powers
Executive Vice President, Life Science Practice

When it comes to commercial real estate transactions, particularly in the life sciences industry, every day counts. Delays in real estate can lead to delays in getting products to market, which can lead to substantial and potentially avoidable financial implications. That’s why executing a lean process for real estate, one free of any non-value added… Read More