San Diego CA— CBRE announced Ted Jacobs joined the company as Vice Chairman, leading its regional Life Sciences Practice for the Occupier Division with an exclusive focus on tenant representation. Jacobs, based in San Diego, will also help lead CBRE’s National Life Science practice as a member of its Executive Council.
Jacobs will round out the firm’s San Diego Life Science Practice, which includes agency leasing, project construction management, financial consulting, facilities management and debt and structured finance. He will closely collaborate with CBRE professionals across the country.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Ted to CBRE,” said Executive Managing Director John Frager. “Ted is an unrivaled expert in the representation of life sciences tenants and is an incredible addition to our strong and comprehensive life science offering in San Diego.”
Jacobs joins from Cushman & Wakefield, where he was the youngest Vice Chairman in the history of the company, a Top-5 producer in the Americas for 2020 and the firm’s #1 producer in the San Diego region last year. He joined C&W in 2008.
Jacobs represents a broad range of companies and occupiers in the sector including startups, big pharma, non-profit institutes, venture capital firms, across a wide variety of uses such as cGMP, CLIA, biology and chemistry. Jacobs is a member of CONNECT, the BIOCOM Facilities Committee, and is on the Board of Directors of BIOCOM and the San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE).
Jacobs holds a degree in Entrepreneurship from the Kelley School of Business as well as a Management degree from the School of SPEA at Indiana University.