Build well to live well: Wellness lifestyle real estate and communities

Well-being Health Social change Building codes

As first reported in the 2017 Global Wellness Economy Monitor, Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate represents approximately USD $119B of the USD $3.7T global wellness economy. This rapidly growing sector has historically included residential, hospitality, and mixed-use real-estate developments with wellness-related facilities and services incorporated into their planning, design, and programming.

The purpose of this study is to foster the effective future growth and development of this sector by: 

  • Defining what constitutes “wellness communities” and “wellness lifestyle real estate;”
  • Articulating the defining characteristics and key elements;
  • Probing the global demographic and consumer trends driving the growing demand for this market;
  • Identifying case studies and innovative practices around the world; and
  • Developing a KPI framework to communicate the value and wellness impacts to potential consumers, investors, developers, and policymakers.

7 Future Trends Driving Development:

  1. Blurring the lines between home, work, and leisure
  2. Making healthy homes affordable
  3. Bringing back multigenerational and diverse neighborhoods
  4. Catalyzing medical industry clusters and health services to build wellness communities
  5. Moving from green to regenerative living
  6. Leveraging technologies to create smart-healthy homes and cities
  7. Rediscovering hot springs as a wellness living anchor
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