Avison Young launches life sciences specialty practice group

Mark E. Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, today announced the formation of a new life sciences specialty practice group.

The group, which will assist life sciences companies with their real estate needs, is led by Jerry Keeney, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s San Diego office; Principal Brian Cooper, who is also based in San DiegoNew Jersey-based Principal Tom Giannone; and Steve Bleiweiss, a Senior Vice-President in the firm’s Metropark, NJ office.

The group will span 10 regional markets in the U.S., CanadaMexico and Europe and comprise 17 Avison Young leasing professionals.

“The new practice group’s members understand the pharmaceutical product life cycle as well as the technical complexities that can create budgetary and scheduling risk associated with life sciences firms’ real estate requirements,” comments Rose.

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