JLL continues to strengthen life science real estate platform with key hire

Thomas Burrus has joined JLL as an associate vice president with a focus on business development in the life science and health care arena, according to a recent announcement from the brokerage.

Burrus will concentrate on the New York metropolitan area and work under the leadership of John Cahill, senior vice president of JLL’s Northeast Life Sciences Practice Group.

According to JLL, the presence of leading technology firms, world renowned medical research centers, top-ranked academic institutions and large successful pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies position the tri-state area as one of the most sought-after emerging life science clusters in the nation.

“As the supply of lab space continues to grow, and the commercialization in cell and gene therapy, customized medicine and translational medicine pick up speed, Tom … will have a pivotal role in our work with innovative life science companies who demand best-in-class real estate solutions,” Cahill said.

Burrus joined JLL from Newmark, where he served in a real estate advisory capacity nationally and as a tenant representative working with leading life science tenants in the New York metropolitan area.