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“The life sciences industry is thriving,” says CGS3 attorney Dawn Saunders. Like the industrial sector, life science has been a beneficiary of the pandemic. With the search for a vaccine and more focus on health and wellness, life science companies are expanding with significant capital investment from venture capital. As a result, the investment capital is surging into the life science market.

“There is a lot of VC money being invested in life sciences so these companies are well capitalized.  This sector has traditionally weathered economic challenges well. The tech crash in the early 2000’s and the Great Recession are examples,” Saunders, a partner at law firm Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP, tells GlobeSt.com. “Life science companies also tend to invest heavily in their premises and stay for a long term, and rents are higher than other product types. Basically, these are stable assets with high rental streams, low turnover and high returns make life sciences a really attractive investment opportunity.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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