NAI Partners’ Life Sciences & Healthcare Services team is comprised of tenant and landlord commercial real estate experts who work closely with Life Sciences organizations across the country to help them locate their ideal space in the Greater Houston area.
Our team offers solutions for facilities, labs, manufacturing space, medical office space, and critical environments for a wide range of organizations, including the pharmaceutical industry, contract research organizations, biotech firms, contract manufacturing organizations, medical device companies and the genomics industry, among others.
If the space you need doesn’t exist yet, NAI Partners’ brokers work with our in-house development company to create the space you need. And our decades of experience leading the commercial real estate industry in Houston mean we know the area inside and out, and will find you the ideal location — particularly in areas that may be flying under the radar.Download our brochure
According to recent research conducted by the real estate industry, Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego head up a list of the Top 13 Life Sciences Clusters in the U.S. That same survey ranked a second tier of 10 cities (after the top 13) under the heading “emerging,” and on that list Houston is #2 out of the U.S.’s Top 10 Emerging Clusters for Life Sciences—behind only Pittsburgh—and ahead of #3 Austin and #6 Dallas/Ft. Worth. Every cluster ahead of Houston on these rankings is on a coast, making Houston the essential location for top-tier forward-thinking Life Sciences companies interested in expanding into new geographies.
Houston’s growing appeal as a life sciences hub is underscored by the fact that multiple major life sciences and innovation developments are currently in the works throughout Houston, including TMC3, which is owned by the Texas Medical Center; Rice University’s The Ion project; Hines and 2ML Real Estate Interests’ Levit Green; and Medistar Corp.’s Innovation Tower, as well as the forthcoming Texas A&M Innovation Plaza development, which will include medical office and lab space within its Horizon Tower.
The most diverse city in America is a prime landing spot for Life Sciences companies looking to plant their flag in Texas. Between its highly-educated talent pool, nationally-regarded healthcare industry, and business-friendly environment—including being one of the few states without a personal, state or corporate income tax—Houston’s cost-effective tax structure makes it a choice location for any company looking to establish a presence or expand their current footprint. Additionally, the personal tax burden in the Houston area consistently ranks among the lowest in the nation, which makes it an attractive place for people of all backgrounds to live and work. Simply put, Houston—home to the headquarters of 23 Fortune 500 companies—has long been a hub for global innovation, and offers leading life sciences companies a deep bench of healthcare, digital, and corporate talent to drive success.
While there are opportunities aplenty in the city of Houston proper—notably in Houston’s world-renowned Texas Medical Center—many Life Sciences and Healthcare organizations are also discovering the space they require is available at favorable prices in some of Greater Houston’s communities, including The Woodlands, Pearland, Sugar Land, League City, Conroe and Galveston.