Boston is the world’s No. 1 life science cluster and Kendall Square is its heart and soul. Due to the legendary barriers to entry within the urban context, Boston’s suburbs have emerged as a dynamic center of gravity with regards to cutting edge research and development within the life science universe. Register today to hear about some of the exciting dynamics and new construction projects taking place outside of the urban core. From Waltham to Lexington, communities are seeing the growth in life sciences investment and attracting world-class firms. Learn where companies are placing their bets and growing jobs in Boston’s suburbs.
And don't forget about networking! This panel will be held in the meeting format which will allow attendees to see, and interact, with each other during the program.
Sam Schaefer is the President and CEO of Hobbs Brook Management LLC which a wholly owned subsidiary of FM Global. Hobbs Brook is a commercial real estate investment, development and management company based in Waltham, MA. Hobbs Brooks owns and operates approximately 4.5 million feet in the greater Boston area. Prior to joining Hobbs Brook, he spent 18 years at Tishman Speyer where he served as Global Head of Leasing, Property Management and Corporate Outreach. In this role he coordinated Tishman Speyer’s property management and leasing across all markets, lead business development efforts, and managed the firm's relationships with corporate clients and real estate executives. Sam holds a BA from DePauw University, and is a member of ULI, BOMA, CoreNet and NAIOP and he also serves on the Board of Directors of Good Sports.
Mike joined King Street Properties in 2014 and has wide range of experience in real estate. As Executive Director, he is responsible for leading all aspects of the real estate development process, including design, permitting, marketing, leasing, financing, and construction. He holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Tufts University and a M.S. in Real Estate Development from MIT.
Current Responsibilities Julia Georgules is a Senior Vice President and the Director of Research for JLL's New England region, based in Boston, Massachusetts. In her role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of best-in-class research programs that serve to advise the real estate strategies of JLL's investor and occupier clients. In addition to her responsibilities in Boston, Julia also oversees JLL's research programs across the East Coast and Canada, working with markets in this region to deliver industry-leading research and insights. Julia also co-leads JLL's Technology Research Group, which authors national research publications focused on the technology industry and both its impact and opportunity within real estate markets in the United States. Experience A California native, Julia began her career with The Staubach Company in San Francisco in 2006. In 2008 The Staubach Company was acquired by JLL, at which time Julia moved to the research team, covering the San Francisco office market. Over the years her role grew and expanded to include management of the Northern California research program and co-leadership of JLL's Technology Research Practice for the United States. In 2014, Julia was promoted to Vice President and took on the role of Director of U.S. Office Research. During that time she was responsible for the national analysis and reporting of office market fundamentals and trends across the 50 U.S. office markets tracked by JLL as well as the study of office market dynamics impacting both investors and corporate occupiers. In 2016, Julia relocated to Boston and assumed a new role as Director of Research responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of research programs in the Americas, later assuming her current role in Boston and within the East Coast and Canada. Education and Affiliations Julia holds an MBA with a concentration in Global Strategic Management from Dominican University of California and a bachelor of arts in International Business from San Diego State University.
Phil is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Greatland Realty Partners. Prior to founding Greatland, Phil served as Head of Leasing for Oxford Properties Group in Boston, where he was responsible for the strategic marketing and leasing of a 4.5+ million square foot portfolio of Class A office and retail space in the Central Business District of Boston and East Cambridge, MA. In just over three years at Oxford the firm completed over 2 million square feet of leasing transactions, the renovation of 125 Summer Street in Boston, and the expansion of One Memorial Drive in Kendall Square. Prior to joining Oxford Properties Phil was Vice President, Leasing at Boston Properties, where he was involved in office and retail lease transactions totaling more than 5 million square feet in the Boston and Cambridge markets. Phil received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Additionally he currently serves on the Board of Directors for MetroHousing Boston.