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The Burnham Life Sciences Group: San Diego's recognized leader in biotech real estate for 25 years

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The Burnham Life Sciences Group is San Diego County's oldest and most experienced real estate team specializing exclusively in meeting the unique needs of the biotechnology industry. Beginning with Hybritech's first facility, the Burnham Life Sciences Group has continued to be San Diego's leading provider of biomedical real estate services, routinely negotiating more than 65 percent of life sciences-related leases in the region.

According to Brent Jacobs, a senior vice president with Burnham and founder of the Life Sciences Group, the team prides itself on being the real estate broker of choice for life sciences firms of any stage. "This sector of the commercial real estate industry is so specialized that it requires a higher level of attention, involvement and understanding of the industry itself," said Jacobs, who is joined on the team by Greg Bisconti and Brian Cooper. "We are structured to provide the highest level of service possible to our clients, and we demonstrate our dedication to their success through personal involvement in promoting issues of importance to the industry."

The Burnham Life Sciences Group's industry leadership is evident by its board-level involvement in organizations like BIOCOM and the Burnham Institute for Medical Research.

"Not only does this help us to better understand the challenges these life science companies face, but we are able to better anticipate their needs and affect positive change on their behalf," said Bisconti, whose roots as a financial analyst and experience as a broker in the tech-driven San Francisco Bay Area allow him to provide bottom-line technical analyses of each client's real estate alternatives. As part of the CONNECT Framework workshops, he conducts annual seminars on common pitfalls in laboratory leases.

Tracking trends and translating data into concrete recommendations for biotech companies is central to the value Burnham's team provides to clients. The team tracks inventory and vacancy trends throughout San Diego's lab market, and is the only group of its kind to produce an annual market report based on these findings.

"Staying in front of where the market is moving is extremely important," Cooper said. "By analyzing the trends in on- and off-market opportunities by submarket and square footage, we can provide real-time recommendations to our clients that no one else can."

Cooper has a hand in all aspects of marketing, analysis and transaction management, in addition to establishing new relationships.

"Our constant and multilevel involvement in the local biotechnology community gives us an unmatched level of knowledge regarding the health and future plans of biopharmaceutical companies in the region," he said. "Ultimately, our ability to anticipate market trends translates into maximum negotiating power for the companies we represent." The Burnham Life Sciences Group is a specialized industry group within Burnham Real Estate, a company providing comprehensive real estate services to clients throughout the southwestern United States. Established in 1891 and headquartered in San Diego, the company has four regional offices in Southern California and one in Las Vegas. Company services include traditional brokerage along with corporate services, asset services, capital markets, advisory services, strategic corporate consulting and project management. Visit the Web site at www.burnhamrealestate.com.

Submitted by The Burnham Life Sciences Group

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