Chicago Life Sciences Summit in Chicago, Illinois

14 Jul 2023

On July 11, 2023, Chicago Life Sciences Summit was held in Chicago, Illinois. The event was organized by Bisnow, a multi-platform digital media company serving the commercial real estate industry through news, events, recruiting, executive retreats, and marketing services.

The issues raised at the Summit included: Biotech Developments, Investment, Build/ Design Considerations, and Chicago’s Position as an Emerging Hub.

The Summit gathered together brokers, owners, developers, investors, contractors, end-users, architects, financial institutions, government officials and more.

Speakers and Panels

Analyzing Chicago’s Lab Ecosystem: The Projects and Progress Contributing to Growth

Presented by HDR: a conversation on the present and future of Chicago’s life sciences industry and what positions the city as an up-and-coming hub

Dr. Suzet McKinney, Principal & Director of Life Sciences, Sterling Bay

Allyson Hansen, CEO & Executive Director, Illinois Medical District

Mike Flavin, Special Advisor, Discovery Partners Institute

Nina Dudnik, Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor & Life Science Exec. –

Grace Rappe, Managing Principal, HDR

Jon Fayard (MODERATOR), Senior Vice President, Clayco

Biotech and High Sciences Investment and Building Trends

Deep-Dive on Chicago’s life science investment landscape, building dynamics and adaptive reuse and design trends

Gary Pachucki, Founder & President, IBT Group

Mark Burkemper, Senior Managing Director, Harrison Street

Jim Adox, Executive Managing Director, Venture Investors

Jamie Prevost, Practice Area Leader, Skyline Construction

Justin Boberg, Director Chicago & Wisconsin Offices, Shen Milsom & Wilke (SM&W)

Justin Boberg, SM&W’s Global Security Discipline Leader and Chicago Office Director.

Neil Pendleton (MODERATOR), Head of US Client Solutions, Property Management, CBRE

Notable Projects & News:

Chicago ARC Innovation Center

Rush University Medical Center Joan & Paul Rubschlager Building

1229 West Concord

400 N. Elizabeth

Fulton Labs

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Chicago

University of Chicago New Engineering and Science Building

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By Alex Arlander, Gilbert Castro | ENC News




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