Shown (from left) are: Scott Metzner, Janus Property Company; Dr. Michael Aberman, Quentis Therapeutics; Nicole McKnight; and Bill Harvey, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
New York, NY Earlier this month, Professional Women in Construction (PWC) presented their first Life Sciences Forum on February 5-th at the Allsteel Showroom. The event was a success and sparked interesting discussions.
The New York region has seen significant investment in the life sciences area, leading to more and more facilities being developed and built to advance healthcare, medical education, and technology. The event included a keynote and panel discussion on the growth in the life sciences sector and building life sciences facilities.
Doug Thiede, senior vice president of Life Sciences & Healthcare, NYCEDC, gave a compelling keynote presentation.
Following the keynote, Nancy Kelley, JD, MPP, president & CEO, Nancy J Kelley + Associates moderated a lively discussion.
The panelists included:
• Dr. Michael Aberman, president, CEO & director, Quentis Therapeutics.
• Bill Harvey, managing director, Newark Grubb Knight Frank.
• Scott Metzner, principal, Janus Property Company
• Nicole McKnight, former managing director, BioLabs@NYULangone.
The event was sponsored by HOK and Skanska and hosted by AllSteel.
PWC is a national non-profit organization founded in 1980 by eight women that seeks to support, advance, and connect women and promote diversity within the architecture, engineering, construction, (AEC) and related industries.
PWC’s members represent a broad spectrum of the industry that serves real estate owners, developers, facilities and property managers and public agencies. They include general construction and specialty contractors; architect and engineering firms, environmental services and suppliers. Because their core client industries have many needs, PWC also draws representatives from the services sector: Law and accounting firms, insurance/surety and bonding companies, banks and financial services, graphic designers, printers, computer consultants, travel agencies, marketing specialists and more. Membership is open to professional women and men, private companies and public agencies in construction and allied industries.