JLL Taps McCready to Grow Life Sciences Practice

Travis McCready

JLL has appointed Travis McCready executive director and national practice leader in the firm’s Life Sciences industry practice. McCready will focus on partnering with local market teams to intensify JLL’s Life Sciences strategy across the U.S., while serving as a trusted advisor to clients and providing the full spectrum of the firm’s real estate services.

“JLL’s Industries are part of a singular ecosystem and life sciences is an integral piece of the connective tissue holding them together,” said David Houck, executive managing director of Industries at JLL. “Healthcare, higher education, government and life sciences practitioners are increasingly clustering together to form innovation districts that are becoming the backbone of communities around the country. Travis will play a crucial role as a visionary, driving growth for life sciences across the nation.”

With over 25 years of leadership expertise in private, public and large-scale not-for-profit institutions, McCready joins JLL from a strategic consultancy role at The Commonwealth Project, a start-up medical research and development company, as well as TMA Precision Health, where he served as an advisor for the Boston-based biomedical advisory and enterprise development company. Prior to that, McCready served as President and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the economic development ­and investment agency dedicated to supporting the growth and development of life sciences in Massachusetts. Other leadership roles include The Boston Foundation, Kendall Square Association and Harvard University.

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