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Demystifying Life Science Property Webinar

With the rise of life science, you may be tasked with managing facilities, operations and tenants of this commercial real estate sector. Join us for our next webinar and learn the differences between traditional real estate and life science properties.

Charley Berthoud, Chief Engineer | GSH Group

Charley Berthoud is a facilities operations and management professional, currently working as a union Chief Engineer for a 1.1M square foot Class-A Life Science portfolio in South San Francisco. An expert in critical building systems and 24/7 operations, he oversees the engineering, maintenance, and construction activities of lab & life science space, mostly centered on tenants with biochemical operations. This includes an onsite vivarium and active production and research labs.

Charley holds current certifications as a High-Rise Life Safety Director and Fire Pump Operator.

Peter Conte, National Director of Laboratory and Life Sciences

Peter is a 19-year veteran of commercial real estate, with 15 of those specifically in brokerage. He has experience with leasing, disposition of properties, technical construction, analysis, project/phase management, team building, as well as financial modeling and workflow analysis.

He is the head of Transwestern's Laboratory and Life Sciences Division, leading the company's efforts in life science, laboratory, and biotech office and laboratory disposition/leasing/development both locally and across the country. He has years of professional lab experience with the USDA and public/private cancer research departments before working in brokerage and currently leads the region in total number of transactions completed for the last three years.

Peter is also a LEED® Accredited Professional, helping to merge green building and leasing practices into commercial real estate and a board member for the City of Hope, a non-profit dedicated to novel research in fighting childhood cancer.

Cameron Maharaj, Group/General Manager | JLL

Cameron has seven years of experience in commercial real estate management, serving in many areas of the industry, including commercial, life science, residential, and retail property management.

Prior to joining JLL, Cameron served as a Property Manager at Tishman Speyer, responsible for the day-to-day operations of 160 Spear Street, a 300,000 Sf class A high rise in the SOMA district of San Francisco. Cameron worked with his team at 333 Bush Street in San Francisco to achieve an International TOBY Award, which is the industry’s most prestigious award for a building, recognizing the best in class for operations, tenant service, sustainability, and community impact. Cameron was responsible for managing the tenant experience, preparing the annual budget and monthly reports, training building staff, and providing 5-star customer service.

Cameron currently oversees a Life Science portfolio spread across South San Francisco and San Carlos in the Bay Area Peninsula as well as a Property Management Team at a prestigious office campus in the Bay Area.


Tawni Sullivan,  CRE Constultant | JNT Solutions

Tawni Sullivan is a veteran of over 30+ years in the Commercial Real Estate industry. She is a strategic thinker, while driving the mission of an organization for exceptional outcomes. Tawni is an inspirational leader, helping others extend their thinking, and able to drive material business advantages. She supports a culture that fosters collaboration, engaging a Leadership team to inspire people to do their best work, and then ensuring everyone has the tools and training to gain successful results. Her responsibilities to an organization include support in strategic planning, team building, project management, and developing procedures to mitigate risk, all in an endeavor to increase ROI.

Past experience has included Alexandria Real Estate Equities. Prior to joining ARE, Tawni served as the Associate Managing Director - Asset Services at CBRE, and prior, as the Vice President of CAC Real Estate Management Co. Inc.

Tawni dedicates her time as the Chair of CREATE, an alliance with NAIOP, IREM, and BOMA Oakland East Bay which is committed to developing a workforce for the future of Commercial Real Estate.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
$20 per person

If you require an invoice, please contact Sylwia Preis at [email protected]. No refunds will be provided for no-shows or cancellations after October 10, 2023.

10/11/2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Wednesday, 11 October 2023

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10/11/2023 10:00 AM

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