Craig Tomlinson tells GlobeSt to expect slowdown in life science sector through mid-year

Craig Tomlinson -
Senior Vice President

TULSA, OKLAHOMA (January 30, 2023) - Craig Tomlinson, senior vice president at Northmarq, recently spoke with in a feature story focused on the healthy normalization of the life science sector after explosive growth in recent years. The past two years set a high bar for the sector, and after such a run a cooling period can be expected.

Tomlinson told that after three high-profile sales (exceeding $250 million) of life science properties in 3Q 2022, RCM data reported none in the last quarter. “These are very high basis properties, typically +$1,000 per foot,” he said. “That, plus the lack of sale comps, explained lenders’ reluctance to fund such transactions.

“The slowdown is expected to continue through mid-year, with the exceptional sale-leaseback possible. Those are typically higher yield as compared to third-party transactions.”

Other topics covered include:

  • Life Science Relies on ‘Different’ Financing Sources
  • Pandemic-Caused Therapies Drove Growth
  • Leasing Activity Dropped 62%
  • After the Big Run, Normalization is ‘Healthy’
  • Boston is Still a Leader

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