Over the past few years, Philadelphia has seen an explosive growth of development in the life sciences. Anchored by its national reputation as a leader in cell and gene therapies, “Cellicon Valley” continues to drive the local economy and commercial real estate industry throughout the City, as well as propelling the region to a top ten spot among life science talent.

The Philadelphia region is home to more than 350 life science firms which are strongly connected to the city’s universities, research institutions, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies.

Breaking into the market in 2022, Longfellow announced their strategic partnership with the University of Pennsylvania to plan and develop a ground-up, state-of-the-art life science facility inside the Pennovation Works ecosystem, Penn’s 23-acre innovation incubator adjacent to its Philadelphia campus.


Meet the Philadelphia Team

Jessica Brock
Partner, Real Estate Operations

300 Morris Street, Suite 280
Durham, NC 27701

“Philadelphia has a long history of academic excellence and fostering innovation. Providing world-class space for the market’s leading institutions, companies, and incubators as they continue their life changing work is exciting for our firm, and the future of the region.”