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Executive Managing Director and leader of Life Sciences practice,


Roger Humphrey is Executive Managing Director of the Life Sciences practice at JLL, where he guides a team of more than 2,200 professionals that help pharmaceutical and biotech companies reduce costs and boost productivity throughout their real estate and facilities portfolios. 

A leader in the real estate industry for more than 30 years, Humphrey is the former executive director, global real estate and integrated facilities management (IFM) governance, at Merck & Co. Inc., where his team managed a 100-million-square-foot portfolio spanning 750 sites in 80 countries, created Merck's global IFM outsourcing program and led facilities integration during Merck's merger with Schering-Plough. Humphrey holds an MBA from Babson College and a BSBA with a concentration in finance from Northeastern University, as well as Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) and Senior Leader of Corporate Real Estate (SLCR) designations from CoreNet Global, the leading corporate real estate association.

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