Forest City Science + Technology Group
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Frank C. Wuest
As President of Forest City's Science + Technology Group, Mr. Wuest is responsible for the management of the company's existing national life science portfolio. In addition, Mr. Wuest directs new business initiatives for the Science + Technology Group with a particular focus on building partnerships and shaping investment strategies. Mr. Wuest has over 20 years of real estate investment, development and capital markets experience and holds leadership roles in several industry organizations including ULI & NAIOP. A former certified public accountant, Mr. Wuest is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (BS) and Harvard University (MBA).
Peter Calkins
Executive Vice-President + Chief Operating Officer
Peter Calkins shares leadership responsibilities for Forest City's Science + Technology Group, and directs the planning and implementation of Science + Technology projects across the nation. Together with other Group executives, he also evaluates and develops new opportunities for joint venture / partnership relationships and science-oriented development projects. Mr. Calkins is presently involved in the oversight of the Science + Technology Group's, multi-phase projects currently under development in Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois. An active member of ULI, NAIOP and AURP, Mr. Calkins received a bachelor of arts with honors from Washington University in St. Louis and holds a master of architecture from Harvard University.
Michael S. Rosen
Senior Vice-President
New Business Development
Rosen is responsible for developing marketing strategies for Forest City's biotech projects across the United States, including the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins and the Illinois Science + Technology Park. He also serves as Forest City's liaison to the life science industry developing ongoing day-to-day working relationships with Forest City's biotech/research clients and establishes contacts with other prospective emerging technology prospects. Prior to Forest City, Mr. Rosen spent 20 years as an executive in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He holds a BA degree in International Relations from Beloit College, and an MBA degree in International Business from the University of Miami (Florida).
Michael Farley
Senior Vice-President
Asset Management
Farley is charged with overseeing asset and property management for the Forest City Science + Technology Group's portfolio. He has been with Forest City for five years, and in this capacity he is responsible for leasing and day-to-day operations of the company's life science assets across the United States. Among the many properties that Mr. Farley has responsibility for include; the Illinois Science + Technology Park in Skokie, IL, the University of Pennsylvania Translational Research Facility in Philadelphia, PA, and the award winning, mixed-use University Park at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Mr. Farley is a member of the Building and Office Management Association (BOMA) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Michael's College in Vermont and also studied at Loyola University in Rome, Italy.
Kathryn Lachelt Brown
Legal Affairs
Brown is responsible for all project financing, coordinating the work of corporate finance and legal staff as well as outside counsel. She also serves as in-house counsel for the Science + Technology Group's development team and its operating properties. She holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles and a juris doctor, with honors, from The George Washington University.
Peter Roy
Vice President
Engineering and Construction
Roy holds responsibility for strategic planning and development of best practices for the engineering and technical infrastructure systems underlying the Forest City Science + Technology Group's development projects. Mr. Roy motivates excellence in design for HVAC, building automation, information technology and security systems, seeking superior engineered solutions that will provide long-term value to technology-oriented building users and to Forest City as owner. Mr. Roy has a B.S. degree in Architecture from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, M.S. in Technology Management from University of Maryland, and J.D. from Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

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