JLL has announced the appointment of Dr Glenn Crocker, former CEO of BioCity Group, as head of UK life sciences.
Crocker joins from BioCity Group, a leading UK life sciences business incubator and bioscience park, where he spent over 15 years as CEO. His new role at JLL will involve leading and growing the life sciences group, comprising a team of professionals across the UK.
'Glenn’s appointment is a standout strategic hire for us and comes at a time when the life sciences sector, which is going through profound change, presents new market opportunities for entrants and disruptors,' said Neil Prime, head of Central London markets and UK office agency, JLL.
'His extensive industry experience, together with his academic background, will be a tremendous asset to both our occupier and investor clients, giving them competitive advantage in this rapidly evolving sector,' Prime added.
'There are seismic shifts in the life science industry, driven by fierce competition for talent and innovation,' said Crocker.
'Companies can develop strategic responses to this by focusing on location, working environment and local life science ecosystem, each of which has property at its heart,' he added. 'I have spent most of my working life helping life science companies to succeed and I see my role at JLL as providing a platform to realising that ambition on a new level.'