More CRE Firms Are Hiring Scientists As They Race To Keep Up With Lab Demand

January 25, 2022

When Pat Larrabee began working in the life sciences industry in the 1980s, she was the sixth hire at Maryland biotech company Crop Genetics International, starting out as a bench researcher, literally washing and cleaning glass beakers and learning the industry from the ground up.

Roughly a decade later, the company asked Larrabee, who studied biology and has a master’s degree in biotech management, to take on a new type of research project: help it consolidate a portion of its real estate portfolio, its field test sites, which were located across multiple states.

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