QB3 Seminar: Ben Stern & Brandon Service. "How to Find the Right Lab Space for Your Startup"

So you're looking for lab space for your startup to do R&D. Depending on what you need, you may have to make some hard choices. What is most important--location, space, or facilities? What about future expansion? How best to compare sites, and come to a rational decision? On Thursday, February 1, Ben Stern from the commercial real estate firm Newmark Knight Frank will give us a primer for life science entrepreneurs.

Where & When

Room N-114, Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay (600 16th St., San Francisco)
Noon to 1:00 PM, Thursday, February 1

About the Speakers

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Ben Stern: One of the most active tenant representation agents in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ben Stern is a top producing agent for Newmark Knight Frank (formerly Cornish & Carey), the largest commercial brokerage in Northern California (330 agents/13 offices). With an expertise in the life sciences his clients include Fortune 500 companies and startups looking for their first facility. Mr. Stern has directly managed the successful completion of over 900 headquarter leases, ground leases, build-to-suits, sales and acquisitions for corporate users (11 million square feet/$2B+ in consideration).

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Brandon Service: Specializing in representing tenants (startups and large corporate users) on the development and execution of real estate strategies throughout the Bay Area. Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Brandon Service worked as a senior construction project manager for high-growth technology and life science companies. In this capacity, Mr. Service managed all aspects of corporate headquarters relocations, vendor negotiations, timelines and budgets. He also managed the construction of tenant improvements for projects ranging from small start-ups to multi-building campus headquarters comprising 300,000 square feet or more.