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Is Wellbeing Influencing Real Estate Investment?

There is growing evidence that buildings and our urban environment influence our health and wellbeing, yet there is limited insight into how investment decisions across the property life-cycle are being influenced by wellbeing. The ULI UK Sustainability Council is embarking on a research initiative to explore the value proposition for healthy buildings and the role of wellbeing in property investment decisions.

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The research, sponsored by energy solutions provider, E.ON, will analyse survey and interview data from ULI UK members and feature best practice case studies to illustrate the investment case for health and wellbeing. A range of real estate professionals will be interviewed including investors, developers and occupiers, who will be asked to provide their opinions on the importance of wellbeing and where is sits alongside more established ESG issues; insights in to the sectors and stakeholders driving the movement and the financial returns of capital investments in to wellbeing.

The research will also draw on a wealth of existing global ULI material including ULI’s Building Healthy Places Toolkit, which provides recommendations for promoting health in real estate design and development; ULI’s Building for Wellness: The Business Case, and the recently released Business Case for Healthy Buildings report.

For the purposes of this research, we have defined health and wellbeing as the provision of an urban environment that minimises the occurrences of ill health or disease and supports a feeling of physical, emotional and psychological wellness.

The ULI UK Sustainability Council, who is leading this research on behalf of ULI UK, is a forum for industry leaders to meet, exchange ideas, share best practices and foster thought leadership on economic, social and environmental sustainability.  The Council is led by a steering committee chaired by Victoria Lockhart, International WELL Building Institute and Erik Ruane, Director, Real Estate Business Consultancy Services.

For further details about the Wellbeing Investment Research please contact Robert de Jong.

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Words by Robert de Jong, Programme Director, ULI UK

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