Brent Jacobs has been Executive Director of C&W’s GLSP for more than 30 years and is cofounder of BIOCOM, where he co-chairs the facilities committee. Mr. Jacobs is also co-founder of Big Bear Bio, a consulting firm that links North American biotechnology companies with Asian Capital. He has brokered more than 10 million sq. ft. of laboratory space, including more than 1.5 million sq. ft. of leasing and acquisition for Idec Pharmaceuticals and Biogen Idec.
He is regularly a bio-industry speaker and SIOR on biotechnology facilities. Mr. Jacobs is on the Executive Board of Directors of the Sanford-Burnham Institute, one of the nation’s top biomedical research institutes, and he recently chaired the Oversight Committee for the Sanford-Burnham Institute’s 175,000 sq. ft. laboratory facility in Orlando, Florida. He is a board member of the American Technion Society and a past Trustee of the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center and The La Jolla Institute for Molecular Medicine. He chairs CONNECT’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and is Chairman of the San Diego Innovation Center.