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CBRE bolsters life sciences team with senior appointments

By Harry Whittle
26 April 2022
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Global real estate advisor CBRE has bolstered its life sciences division with a number of new appointments.

The appointments follow CBRE’s acquisition of Oxfordshire commercial property agency VSL and Partners earlier this year. VSL has strong Life Science sector expertise and that acquisition cements CBRE’s presence in the Oxford Cambridge Arc region, a key location for the burgeoning sector.

The firm has hired life sciences capital markets expert, John Knight to their staff as Senior Director. Mr Knight joins the firm from the National Investment and Asset Management team at Carter Jonas LLP.

Since joining Carter Jonas in 2019, John has predominantly focused on the emerging life science investment and development markets in the Oxford Cambridge region. The newly appointed senior director had previously advised on a number of notable transactions for life science investors in his two decades of capital markets experience. Mr Knight specialises in the science park and out of town office markets.

In another new appointment, the firm has appointed Chris Williams as Head of London & South East
Life Sciences. Mr Williams is a highly experienced agent, who has led the firm’s South East Tenant Advisory team for over 17 years. In his new role, Chris will leverage his deep expertise in advising life sciences occupiers, it is understood his focus will be on the London and Oxford Cambridge region as it continues to attract industry driving firms.

Mr Williams will be supported by Jeremy Rodale, who joined the firm earlier this year as senior director within the investor leasing team.

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