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Unlocking the Power of Research & Innovation

Ventas is the leading owner of university-based Research & Innovation (R&I) real estate. With demand in the $140+ billion life science real estate market expected to rise to more than $170 billion within five years,1 the R&I portfolio is a top capital allocation priority.

Ventas now owns or has investments in an over 9M sq. ft. R&I portfolio, including developments underway:

  • Including a presence in the top two life science clusters: San Francisco and Cambridge, MA
  • Residing on the campuses of more than 15 top-tier research universities including Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Washington University in St Louis, Duke University and Brown University, collectively ranking in the top 5% of all NIH funding and conducting over 10% of all university life science research and development in the nation
  • Containing 42 operating properties and spanning 8M sq. ft.
  • Three in-progress developments, consisting of over 1M additional square feet, currently under development with two leading research institutions: the University of Pittsburgh, and Drexel University

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Our university-based R&I portfolio accounts for 10% of all university-R&D spending in the U.S.


Duke University
Arizona State University
Brown University
Drexel University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Old Dominion University
Penn State University
University of Maryland Baltimore
University of Miami
University of Pennsylvania
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University
Washington State University in St. Louis
Yale University
University of Pittsburgh

Spurring Life-Changing Innovation through Vibrant Knowledge Communities

Cortex Innovation Community
Saint Louis, MO

Downtown Crossing
New Haven, CT

Univ. of Miami
Life Sci. & Tech. Park
Miami, FL

Providence Innovation & Design District
Providence, RI


Data per Q1 2019 filings, press release, supplemental and earnings conference call dated 04/26/2019.

The Ventas Team

Research & Innovation

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Will Germain

Senior Investment Officer
Research & Innovation

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Tim Sanders

Senior Investment Officer
Research & Innovation

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James E. (Jim) Mendelson

Senior Vice President, Asset Management (Office)

1: Source: JLL Research; Life Sciences Industry Trend & Outlook.