Galaxy Life Sciences: Where Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Knowledge Meets Development Knowledge


For more than 25 years, Galaxy Development has specialized in the acquisition and development of millions of square feet of the highest quality of retail, office and healthcare properties throughout New England. Our current portfolio consists of more than 1.2 million square feet, the majority of which is ground-up construction.

Our development services include a full range of design, permitting and turn-key buildings. In addition, our projects have included comprehensive on and offsite infrastructure improvements along major routes, as well as road redesign, signalization and substantial environmental cleanup when necessary. Name brand clients include regional and national credit tenants such as Fallon Health, Tenet Health Care, Fresenius Medical Care, Price Chopper, Kohl’s, Walgreens, Starbucks and Panera Bread, among others.

To meet today’s rapidly evolving demand for an expanding life sciences market, Galaxy Development established Galaxy Life Sciences, an innovative real estate build-to-suit provider. Founded by Michael O’Brien, principal owner of Galaxy Development, and Matthew Zicaro, owner of Zicaro Associates Inc., Galaxy Life Sciences assists in the site selection, design and construction of resilient, flexible and sustainable facilities for companies looking to build or expand their offices, manufacturing or research and development capabilities.

The Galaxy Life Sciences team is currently designing and building a 95,000+ square-foot flexible biomanufacturing facility in Worcester County. Construction commenced fall of 2020 for companies interested in product speed to market. Three other manufacturing facilities are also in the design and planning stage.

Meet Our Team

 Mike O’Brien
Mike O’BrienCEO & Principal
Matthew Zicaro
Matthew ZicaroV.P. of Real Estate Development, Engineering and Project Management
Bonnie Lovely
Bonnie LovelyDirector of Accounts
Pat Doherty
Pat DohertySenior Director of Engineering
Dave Archambeult
Dave ArchambeultController
Mary Hopson
Mary HopsonLease Administrator
Nigel Doyle
Nigel DoyleProject Manager
Jimmy Karapanos
Jimmy KarapanosProperty Management
Johanna Kunze
Johanna KunzeAccounts Manager
Mary Shea
Mary SheaDirector of Marketing