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Lendlease Appoints Rob Ledder as Operational Director of Life Science

September 3, 2021

Lendlease (ASX: LLC), a global real estate group, today announced the appointment of Rob Ledder to the role of Operations Director, Life Science, for its Americas Region, effective August 9. Mr. Ledder will be based out of Lendlease’s Princeton, N.J., office and will report directly to Mike Fratianni, Managing Director, Construction.

With nearly three decades of construction experience at Lendlease alone, Mr. Ledder is a highly respected and instrumental leader. His deep experience and anticipated contributions come at a key time for the organization as it looks to further advance its decades of experience and work in a sector that has positive long-term growth fundamentals. Lendlease views Mr. Ledder’s role as critical to continuing operational excellence and delivering the world-class science and technology this business demands throughout the region.

“The appointment of Rob to this role reflects our confidence in his proven ability to continue to deliver safe, sustainable and technology-forward solutions for our clients,” said Lendlease Americas Managing Director, Construction, Mike Fratianni. “He will help lead the company in this critical area as we continue to deliver bespoke, cutting-edge solutions for many of the country’s leading biomedical companies.”

Life Science is part of Lendlease’s Construction business. For more than four decades, the business has had successful partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies and academic medical centers, resulting in the completion of hundreds of research & development, clinical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and manufacturing projects across the U.S. in all major Life Science clusters.

“During my career, the majority of it spent with Lendlease, I have managed an array of technically complex and innovative Life Science projects,” said Ledder. “In this new role, I will ensure Lendlease delivers market-leading results as we continue our mission to create value through places where communities can thrive.”

Ledder holds a Bachelor’s Degree, Civil Engineering, and M.B.A. from Lehigh University.

About Lendlease:

Lendlease is a leading global real estate group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Our purpose is to create value through places where communities thrive.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, Lendlease has approximately 9,500 employees internationally.

Our core capabilities are reflected in our operating segments of Development, Construction and Investments. The combination of these three segments provides us with a sustainable competitive advantage and allows us to provide innovative integrated solutions for our customers. Our integrated approach means we harness the expertise in infrastructure, design, development, investments and management to deliver a project from conception to completion.

In the US, Lendlease brings over 60 years of global experience to bear in urbanization, communities and infrastructure development. Leveraging our placemaking expertise and integrated business model, we are committed to delivering transformational urbanization projects and investments in gateway cities that generate social, environmental and economic value. For more information, visit


Lendlease has appointed Rob Ledder as Operations Director, Life Science, for its Americas Region.