Dear friends and colleagues,

May 14 might seem like a long way off, but not to our team! We have been planning in earnest for the third annual Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium, to be hosted by our partners at JPMorgan Chase headquarters, midtown Manhattan.

This sector of the wellness economy—real estate—has been booming for years now, even during COVID; the result has had an extraordinary impact not only on the way we live, work and play, but what we demand of developers, designers, architects, investors, technologists and more. We are convening this event to bring together global leaders to look at the future, share data, challenges and triumphs, and forge collaborations through many networking opportunities that will no doubt change the course of businesses—yours included.

Some of the topics we will address:

  • The ROI for wellness real estate
  • The future of design and technology in the built environment
  • Future-proofing your project
  • Retail and wellness
  • Unique business models with wellness as a pillar: Commercial, residential, mixed use, academic, military, senior living
  • The longevity market impacting residential real estate
  • Art and sensory experiences changing the way we experience space
  • Neuroscience and architecture

Some of the countries represented by attendees you will meet:

  • Amsterdam
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Dubai
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • United States

Some of the leaders who will present: 

  • Christopher Sharples, founding principal, SHoP Architects; global projects with wellness at their core
  • Frank Lipman, MD; longevity as the next luxury amenity
  • Susie Ellis; a “Global Glimpse” of projects from around the world
  • Anjan Chatterjee, MD; neuroscience, neuroarchitecture and why you react the way you do in a particular space
  • Global Wellness Institute senior research fellows Ophelia Yeung and Katherine Johnston; new wellness real estate numbers from their research; those present will receive a printed copy
  • Ari Peralta; sensory immersion in spaces and the wellness of it all
  • Lilly Wyttenbach, JPMorgan Chase; wellness in a corporate work environment
  • Deborah Birx, MD; shifting the paradigm for hospitals through the very air we breathe
  • Joseph G. Allen, DSc; the latest on authentically healthy buildings
  • Bill Kapp, MD; the demand for medical diagnostics in residences, hotels, commercial centers
  • Martin Goebel; care for the environment is central to wellness development
  • Gemma Jennings, BBC; stories from In Pursuit of Wellness that celebrate spaces
  • Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki + JF Garneau; unpacking the new purchase motivator for real estate—wellness
  • Special appearance by Deborah Szekely; at 102, a living model of longevity and how surroundings played a role

Added benefits:

  • Time to visit the Wellness Playground where you can see and experience some of the latest innovations
  • An invitation to a VIP reception at SHoP Architects, on the evening of May 13
  • An optional morning stroll on the Highline on May 15, with your guide Jennifer Walsh
  • If you are not able to attend in person, consider a virtual ticket. I do hope to welcome you on May 14 as we look at real estate and communities through a wellness lens.

Warm regards,





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