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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Lunch & Learn: Managing a Life Science Property

Start Date: 4/25/2023 11:45 AM PDT
End Date: 4/25/2023 1:30 PM PDT

Venue Name: Gate 510

1933 Davis
San Leandro, CA  United States  94577

Organization Name: BOMA Oakland/East Bay

Gabriel Escobedo
Email: gabriel@bomaoeb.org
Phone: (510) 893-8780

Sponsor: Metcon, TI


With the growth of Life Science properties in the Oakland/East Bay Market, the portfolio of many property management teams has shifted to include life science and biotech spaces.  Join us for a special education session on Managing a Life Science Property.  Our speakers will cover tenant requirements, life science systems and more. 

Who should attend:

Property management teams, engineers and associate members.

Key Learning Areas: 

  • Understanding Life Science Tenant Requirements

  • Life Science Systems

  • Who is responsible for what? Tenant vs landlord responsibility for equipment and maintenance.

  • Maintaining a Life Science property (Haz Mat, systems, fire suppression, generators, vivarium, HVAC systems, Homeland Security requirements)

  • What permits need to be maintained at the property? How do you ensure your tenants are meeting compliance regulations?


11:15 - 11:30 am Registration
11:30 - 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 – 1:30 pm Education Session


Blake Peterson, Transwestern 
Senior Vice President, Asset Services
Northern California & Pacific Northwest

Blake joined Transwestern in early 2018. She oversees property management, construction and engineering of Transwestern’s Northern California and Seattle assets. Current institutional clients include DWS, Pacific Oak, and Ventas. Blake is a well-known industry leader with a deep understanding of operating assets to meet real estate investor needs. She oversees all physical operations, lease administration, long range planning, financial reporting and contract management. She upholds the highest standards of service for her clients, identifying innovative technologies and recruiting top talent.    

Prior to joining Transwestern, Blake Peterson was a Director of Asset Services for Cushman & Wakefield, overseeing 34 Class-A commercial office buildings in downtown San Francisco totaling more than 7 million square feet for clients such as MetLife, UBS, CreditSuisse, ARA, Invesco, GE and Nuveen.    

Blake brings 20 years of experience in property management, specifically in operations, construction and acquisition strategy. She has a keen interest in energy efficiency projects and actively pursues opportunities for reducing costs and optimizing building performance in a cost-effective manner. Blake brings professionalism, creativity, energy and personal dedication to each of her projects.  

Charley Berthoud, Transwestern
Life Science Chief Engineer

Charley Berthoud is a facilities operations and management professional, currently working as a union Chief Engineer for a 1.1M square foot Class-A Life Science portfolio in South San Francisco.  An expert in critical building systems and 24/7 operations, he oversees the engineering, maintenance, and construction activities of lab & life science space, mostly centered on tenants with biochemical operations. This includes an onsite vivarium and active production and research labs.
Charley holds current certifications as a High Rise Life Safety Director and Fire pump Operator.

Registration Questions?  Reach out to us at the BOMA Office at 510.893.8780 or email

This event is full. Registrations will be added to the waiting list.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 4/19/2023 10:00 AM

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