In commercial real estate, property types typically are conceptually far removed from each other. Industrial has nothing to do with multifamily, which isn’t office. Mixed use takes dissimilar things that happen to work together.

But things begin to look a little different when the discussion turns to life sciences and medical office. They are like the flip sides of a coin — research and development on one side, clinical application on the other. But while there are complements, investors often tend to embrace one or the other. Here’s why, and how each of the categories is doing at the moment.


There isn’t a tug-of-war between life science and medical office when it comes to investors.

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