San Diego CA— CBRE is pleased to announce that Ken Wilke has joined the firm’s San Diego office as a project management director for its life sciences division.
Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Wilke held director-level roles in R&D strategy and operations at Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson. Additionally, he founded and served as principal of the consulting firm BioStrategy Solutions, LLC.
In his new role at CBRE, Mr. Wilke will work directly with clients managing complex life science and lab construction projects.
“Ken brings invaluable expertise to our project management team as a life sciences and lab expert,” said John Frager, executive managing director of CBRE’s San Diego region. “As the life sciences industry continues to grow in San Diego, we have been building our inhouse team to support our clients. Ken brings tremendous knowledge to the construction of lab and research facilities.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Ken to our CBRE team in San Diego,” said Steven S. Shupp, senior director for CBRE Project Management’s Pacific Southwest Division. “Ken’s deep life science knowledge and expertise will greatly bolster our ability to service CBRE’s life science occupier, institutional property owner and global corporate account clients throughout the San Diego region.”
Mr. Wilke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Energy Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA in Management from Lehigh University.
“CBRE is the global leader in providing real estate services and I look forward to teaming with their life science professionals in the San Diego market,” said Wilke. “San Diego is a major center of life sciences innovation and growth, with new facility development projects characterized by increasing scale and complexity. I anticipate the need for flexible and creative project management solutions to support this exciting growth.”