ULI Boston: Re-Entry Series – Life Science’s Role in the Metro Boston Economy

When

Thursday, May 28th, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am EDT

Where

Zoom
Join ULI Boston as we kick-off our Re-Entry webinar series on Thursday, May 28th. Part one of this series will focus on the life science economy in Metro-Boston.  

Pricing

Pricing Members Non-Members
Private FREE $40.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit FREE $30.00
Retired FREE N/A
Student FREE $25.00
Under Age 35 FREE $25.00
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 Join ULI Boston as we kick-off our Re-Entry webinar series on Thursday, May 28th. Part one of this series will focus on the life science economy in Metro-Boston.  

 

This sector has held its own during the pandemic with increasing investments as it continues to grow. Join us to discuss these changes from a real estate perspective while we discuss topics such as:
  • Are there distressed assets on the market that may be retooled to accommodate growth in this sector?
  • How are companies evaluating new space that come online in key markets?
  • Where are companies targeting future investments?
  • Will more life science firms be shifting their campuses or investments to the suburbs to capture employees who may feel safer in a suburban setting?


Speakers

Speaker

Molly Heath

JLL

Molly Heath serves as an Managing Director on the Cambridge team within the Leasing practice at JLL’s Boston office. Molly has over 13 years of experience as a strategic real estate advisor to investors and users within varied industry sectors, with a special focus in the technology and life sciences sectors in the Cambridge, Boston, and Inner Suburban markets.

Speaker

William Kane

EVP, BioMed Realty

Bill Kane is an Executive Vice President at BioMed Realty, a real estate provider that owns and operates over 11 million square feet of laboratory and office space in the United States and United Kingdom. For over 20 years, he has served in various leasing and development capacities in Massachusetts, New York, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Prior to joining BioMed in October 2008, he was responsible for the development of R&D, hospital, and office real estate development projects for the Fallon Company, Davis Marcus Partners, Lyme Properties, and Turner Construction. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Tufts University and Master of Business Administration Degree and Master of Science Degree from Boston University. Bill is currently sheltering in place with his wife, four children, and their pandemic puppy in Marblehead, MA.

Speaker

Rob Albro

King Street Properties

Rob Albro joined King Street Properties in 2016 and is a Managing Director at the firm. Rob has a broad range of responsibilities at King Street, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, and asset management. Rob also leads the firm’s efforts in New York City as well as other markets outside of Greater Boston.

Speaker

Mark Roopenian

Senior Managing Director, DivcoWest

As Managing Director of DivcoWest Real Estate Investments, Mark Roopenian leads all leasing and marketing initiatives of the Company’s Cambridge Crossing development, a 45-acre, 4.5 million square-foot mixed-use project located in the cities of Cambridge, Somerville and Boston, MA. Mark joined DivcoWest in 2015 bringing over 30 years of ground-up development and leasing experience having played significant roles in projects such as One International Place, John Hancock Tower, and Trip Advisor’s world headquarters. Mark has been deeply involved in all aspects of planning and permitting of Cambridge Crossing and is focused on attracting world-class tenants to this one-of-a-kind project and city. Prior to joining DivcoWest, Mark was a Principal with Normandy Real Estate Partners, a leading real estate operator and investment manager, overseeing all leasing and development activities for the Greater Boston and Los Angeles markets. Prior to that Mark oversaw all leasing and suburban development activities for the Chiofaro Company, a Boston area real estate development firm. Mark graduated from Boston College with a degree in Marketing and was a defensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League prior to starting his real estate career. A Boston native, Mark is active in numerous local community and charitable organizations including CASPAR, Cambridge Family & Children Services, East End House, and is a board member of the Kendall Square Association. He currently lives in Sudbury, MA with his wife and has 3 grown children.

Speaker

Jamie Peschel

Managing Partner, Longfellow Real Estate Partners, LLC

Jamie is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Longfellow Real Estate Partners and jointly oversees all investment, development, and operational activities at Longfellow. In addition, Jamie is a member of Longfellow’s Investment Committee. Since co-founding Longfellow in 2009, he has been responsible for growing the company through the execution of value-add and development projects in excess of 2,700,000 SF of science and technology focused real estate for institutional and commercial tenants. Under Jamie’s leadership, Longfellow has invested more than $500 million on behalf of institutional investors. In addition, Jamie has played an active role in the leasing activities of the firm, including work with companies ranging from newly-formed VC portfolio companies to major pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions. Jamie is a member of PREA and ULI. He currently serves as co-chair of the ULI Boston Market Council and is a member of the NAIOP Boston Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Prior to forming Longfellow, Jamie held positions with Deutsche Bank / RREEF Global Opportunity Funds and Accenture’s Strategy Practice. Jamie received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and an AB from Dartmouth College, where he was a member of the men’s varsity rowing team. He was also a 3-time member of the US National Rowing team. Outside of Longfellow, Jamie enjoys spending time with his wife, Courtney, and their three children; playing golf; fly fishing and skiing in Montana.

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