Translations Blog

By: Clark Dean

March 23, 2022

The events of recent years have underscored the need to improve global health outcomes and doing so requires the highest levels of innovation and collaboration. Effective solutions to advance global health must consider many interdependencies, including the physical space designed to encourage innovation.

Real estate has an important role in curating ecosystems that fuel collaboration, while simultaneously creating significant economic opportunities for the cities in which they are located. Our Atlanta Transaction Sciences team recently arranged a 200,000-square-foot lease on behalf of The Center for Global Health Innovation to establish the organization’s Global Health Innovation District. The Center will convene experts from healthcare, biotech and life sciences alongside leaders from business, academia and the community to address universal issues connected to social determinants of health.

In a recent conversation with Bruce Ford, Transwestern’s East Region President, we discussed the organization’s mission, the role of public-private partnerships in accelerating global health outcomes and how real estate will support The Center in realizing its goal.  

Real estate has the potential to transcend business and create meaningful change in the world. The Center is an excellent example of how collaborative space can unite the best and brightest to address the world’s most pressing healthcare problems.

Clark Dean is Executive Managing Director, Tenant Advisory + Workplace Solutions at Transwestern, where he leads the Atlanta Transaction Sciences team. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Center for Global Health Innovation.


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Clark Dean

Executive Managing Director

Atlanta, Georgia

(404) 842-6568

Bruce Ford

President | Eastern U.S.

Atlanta, Georgia

(404) 842-6586