From life sciences incubator to startup: Four pressing questions answered

What early-stage life sciences companies need to know about real estate timelines, space decisions and operational readiness

Graduating from a life sciences incubator is an exciting milestone, but it also poses the question of where to go next. Your company's next phase of growth will largely depend on the location and space you choose. To achieve operational readiness and set the foundation for long-term growth, it’s crucial to have a well-planned commercial real estate (CRE) strategy in place.

We’ve developed this guide to accelerate the real estate process and help life sciences startups answer questions such as:

  • How long should you allow to find, secure, and operationalize your space?
  • How much space do you actually need?
  • What steps are necessary to operationalize the space?
  • Should you choose first- or second-generation space, or consider building from scratch?
  • How much will it cost to customize and occupy the space?

A fully integrated life sciences CRE expert can provide valuable guidance and insight throughout the process. The bottom line? It’s never too early to start planning your big move.

Download four critical considerations for finding your first post-incubator space


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