Life Sciences

The fundamental real estate challenge for the life sciences company is to ensure the greatest measure of flexibility for its expensive, highly specialized, long-term fixed assets.

The Cushman & Wakefield Global Life Sciences Practice is a diverse global team of real estate professionals whose focus is advising clients in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical technologies, life systems technologies and biomedical devices.

We work with our clients to align their real estate with their business goals, thereby allowing for greater flexibility to scale up operations, attract top scientific talent, adjust for emerging therapeutic fields, migrate to lower cost environments, shed unneeded obligations and monetize underutilized assets. In short, real estate is our business and the life sciences sector, our core competency.

Real Estate Services


  • Strategic planning
  • Consulting
  • Site selection
  • Dispositions
  • Transaction management
  • Lease administration
  • Project management
  • Facilities/property management
  • Valuations

Properties in Focus


  • Laboratories
  • Pilot Plants
  • Vivariums
  • Administrative Offices
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Fill/Finish Facilities
  • Supply Chain Locations
  • Sales Offices

Experience & Resources


The Practice is geographically diverse, with members in North America, Europe and Asia drawn from a variety of real estate disciplines, including consulting, brokerage and project management. The Practice also maintains partnerships with organizations dedicated to the advancement of the life sciences, including leading research-based companies, academic institutions and government agencies.

Research & Insight

2018 Biowatch Report

Cushman & Wakefield’s latest report “Boston BioWatch” discusses how the Greater Boston life science market is a real estate driver.

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C&W Services Purchases Controlled Environments Practice from Pacific Maintenance

The acquisition brings pioneering qualifications in cCMP compliance, cleanroom cleaning, gowning, submicron cleaning at high-tech manufacturing facilities, and other critical services for controlled environments.

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