Wellness Communities & Real Estate Initiative

The Wellness Communities & Real Estate Initiative builds on the 2018 Build Well to Live Well Report. Shifting from “Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate” to “Wellness Communities & Real Estate,” we will explore how community environments can increase personal wellness.

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Initiative Leadership

Helen Foster

Helen Foster

Initiative Co-Chair

Helen Foster, Principal, Foster Strategy, LLC

Helen launched Foster Strategy, LLC in 2008, and—as principal and lead consultant—she studies and interprets consumer insights and best practices and collaborates with clients to craft wholly new approaches to community development and resident life. Helen’s clients include some of the most notable wellness community developers in the US…Read More

Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki

Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki

Initiative Co-Chair

Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki, Principal, tst ink. LLC

Teri has brought to life some of the most recognizable, holistic brands in community and resort development. For a decade, she was chief marketing officer for Newland, a large developer of master-planned communities, and responsible for new community start-up planning, creating 11 communities in four years. Today, she works with community developers and designers to create places driven by consumer insights…Read More



We will identify elements that have the greatest potential to impact wellness in community design and development through conscious and effective land plans, facility designs, complementary programming, and access to related resources and support services. Health and wellness are a direct result of the environments where we live, work and play. Understanding how community environments can increase personal wellness is key to the mission of empowering wellness worldwide.

Initiative Members

Meet the renowned thought leaders in this field who are collaborating to educate and evolve wellness in this area of global importance.



View the research, trends, whitepapers, infographics and more from this Initiative, as well as a curated list of third party resources.


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