Lab Industry Entrepreneur Turns Real Estate Advisor
July 24, 2019 [Philadelphia, PA] – Colliers is pleased to announce that Clifford Brechner has joined the firm to focus his talents in the fast-growing Philadelphia Life Sciences division.
Clifford comes to Colliers with more than 35 years of experience leading companies with revenues in excess of $10 million. For the past 20 years Brechner has led ventures within the analytical laboratory and quality assurance industry, making him exceptionally suited to help laboratory clients navigate their complicated real estate needs in an ever-changing market.
As Founder and CEO of Insight Laboratories, a consumer products safety testing lab, Clifford built and managed facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Canada and California, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. With rapid growth and ISO17025 and Consumer Product Safety Commission approval, Insight was acquired by a strategic partner.
As Co-Founder and CEO of Actus Analytical, Clifford also managed the development, marketing and sales of instruments for consumer safety compliance screening. Under Clifford’s leadership, Actus Analytical was awarded a research grant from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the CPSC, and partnered with Agilent Technologies to develop a portable analytical instrument for the screening of material ID.
“Clifford is a ‘serial entrepreneur’ which puts him right at home with Colliers. His insider’s knowledge of the challenges specific to building and managing laboratories makes him an important contributor to our Life Sciences team and we are happy to have him join us.” stated Joseph Fetterman, Executive Vice President.
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