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Avison Young joins 'world class innovation clusters' discussion at 'Innovation Cities'

Above: Kat Hanna of global real estate advisor Avison Young (courtesy Avison Young)

Future Cities Forum is delighted that the Director of Strategic Advisory and Special Projects at Avison Young, Kat Hanna, will be joining our 'World class innovation clusters' panel discussion at next week's 'Innovation Cities' event at Plexal, Here East, London.

Kat holds two roles at AY - advising public and private sector clients on a range of issues including master-planning, town centre regeneration and place-based investment, and working with leadership on transformation and growth, strategy and structure.

Avison Young's Life Sciences team has commented that time-to-market and funding are the crucial factors driving innovation and successful new pharmaceutical product launches, which in turn, require laboratories, vivaria, pilot plants and manufacturing facilities. Avison Young’s specialists understand the pharmaceutical product life cycle as well as the technical complexities that can create significant budgetary and scheduling risk.

The team has successfully addressed the risks that surround real estate decision making throughout all phases of the product life cycle and across all technical aspects of planning, designing, engineering and constructing any type of life science space.

The life sciences group recognise that science parks and innovation hubs have special needs. Working closely with universities, science park operators, LEPs, local authorities and both public & private sector developers, Avison Young's specialist team has had close involvement with the early and subsequent generations of science park developments across the UK.

Avison Young are able to advise on and assist with the development of all aspects of a science park from inception to completion. Core skills range from undertaking initial site appraisals, economic impact assessments, facilitating JV partnerships, implementation and delivery strategies and demand studies, through to marketing, leasing, funding, planning, project management, acquisitions and disposals.

The firm's experience within the science park sector enables it to provide a fully integrated multi-disciplinary service.


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