Life Science REIT: enabling investment in the real estate of life sciences
Listed in November 2021
Strategy: Investment in Life Sciences Property
For more than 150 years, investors have looked to London’s investment funds market as a rich source of innovative growth and income opportunities. Last year, Life Science REIT became the first real estate investment trust focused on UK life science properties to list on the London Stock Exchange. Claire Boyle, Chair at Life Science REIT, explains how London’s markets have enabled Life Science REIT to implement its strategy at scale and pace.
What does the fund do and why has it been launched now?
The world’s major economies are devoting an increasing percentage of their GDP to life sciences. The UK Government has recently announced its Life Sciences Investment Programme which will increase its investment up to £1bn. Accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are witnessing strong growth and investment in the life sciences sector.