Wellness Communities Are A Multibillion-Dollar Real Estate Trend

Wellness Communities Are A Multibillion-Dollar Real Estate Trend

Our homes are the latest frontier for wellness

Wellness communities are  not only a multibillion-dollar real estate trend, but they’re here to stay. A recent 2018 research report from the Global Wellness Institute entitled Build well to live well: Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate & Communities, is the first research report to size and analyze the global and regional wellness lifestyle real estate and communities market. “The 150+ page report finds that real estate and communities that intentionally put people’s health at the center of design, creation and redevelopment are the next frontier in residential real estate. The global market is growing fast: over 6% a year from 2015-2022. Consumer demand for healthy homes is outstripping supply: in the U.S., for example, there are an astonishing 1.3 million potential buyers each year but with a pipeline of 335 projects – and that pipeline leads the world.”

First, let’s start with some definitions. Wellness lifestyle real estate is defined as “homes that are proactively designed and built to support the holistic health of their residents.” Wellness community is defined as “a group of people living in close proximity who share common goals, interests, and experiences in proactively pursuing wellness across its many dimensions.” There is a conscious shift from “me” to “we:” where there is ” an awareness that our individual health and wellbeing is intrinsically linked to our broader environment and the people around us.” Providing for a broader perspective that extends to the environmental, community, and economic/financial health and wellbeing of the community.

The 2017 Global Wellness Economy Monitor noted 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

Watch the video from the 2017 Global Wellness Summit in Palm Beach presenting their research findings:


Key takeaways:

  • Wellness is a $3.7 trillion industry,
  • Residential real estate is the next frontier that will be radically transformed bythe wellness movement
  • Our modern living environment has also created new health risks – sedentary lifestyles, lack of physical activity, poor diet, stress
  • Wellness lifestyle real estate  represents a shift that explicitly puts people’s wellness at the center of the conception, design, creation, and redevelopment of our homes and neighborhoods
  • We can expect smarter use of technologies and innovations, new metrics to capture the Return on Wellness (ROW)
  • Buildings and infrastructure are as important as immunizations; pocket parks, paths, and plants are as beneficial as
    prescriptions; friends and neighbors are more important than Fitbits
  • Demand for wellness lifestyle real estate and communities is rapidly accelerating. Consumers are seeking out healthy places to live and are ready to pay for them
  • Wellness lifestyle real estate is poised to go from niche tomainstream. Eventually, building for wellness will become the norm.
  • GWI projects that the wellness real estate sector will expand by 6% annually in the next several years, growing to $180 billion by 2022
  • Wellness lifestyle real estate developments  are achieving home sales price premiums averaging 10-25% (but these can range widely from 5% to 55%). One reason for this premium is that there is not enough supply to meet demand!

Wellness Real Estate is a $134 billion global industry in 2017  with over 740 residential projects in the pipeline, across 34 countries


Download and read the full report:

Access the powerpoint presentation:


For more information please reach out and contact me, I’d love to hear from you!



Yoga In Montreal

Yoga In Montreal

Yoga in Montreal is awesome. I started doing yoga in Montreal almost 15 years ago. When I began doing yoga, it wasn’t quite popular here yet. Now, there’s a yoga studio in almost every neighborhood. The studio I go to in Le Plateau is called Equilibrium Yoga. It’s not exactly next door to me, but I often think about how great it would be to live within a 5 – 10 minute walk to the studio.

If you haven’t tried yoga yet, I recommend that you experiment with different types to find the style that works for you and your body. I thought I would share some yoga resources with you. Check out the Montreal Yoga Directory.

Another excellent resource for locating the different yoga studios around Montreal by location is Yoga Tribes.

Lolé Women put out a blog post covering some of their favorite yoga studios in Montreal & Toronto,


An interesting real estate project being developed in Montreal is the Humaniti Project. The project will be WELL Certified with a focus on heatlh and wellness for it’s occupants. Read my article about the Humaniti Project

On The Importance Of Doing Yoga

This is a fabulous video on the biological effects and purpose of doing yoga;


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Popular Types of Yoga

Here are a few videos to check out on not only the different types of yoga, but some yoga workouts. Enjoy!

Top 10 Different Types of Yoga

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Yoga Types | What are the Types of Yoga?

Yoga Types | What are the Types of Yoga https://www.uuniqueness.com Yoga, derived from the Sankrit word “yuj” which means to unite and integrate, is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practised for health and relaxation.

Different Yoga Styles: Hatha Vinyasa Yin Restorative – Which One Should You Practice?

Yoga Upload with Maris Aylward – In this video, we talk about 4 of the common yoga styles you’ll find in yoga studios, gyms, and online classes. These four are Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa or Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin or Deep Stretch, and Restorative Yoga. Learn about the benefits each style has to offer.

Yoga Basics Explained Ashtanga, Bikram, Kundalini, and Power Yoga

http://www.empoweryourbody.com Monday Fit tip: Learning about Five Different Types of Yoga Wednesday: Power Three Yoga Workout Friday- Aspire Higher! – On Mind-Body Connection Plus get the answer to Mondays Question! About EYB: Empower Your Body is a Health Fitness Consulting company. Our mission is to contribute to the overall wellness of humanity.

Yoga to Calm Your Nerves

Yoga To Calm Your Nerves. Use the powerful tools of yoga and breath to balance out the energy of the body. Balance and calm your nervous system so you can experience a happy and healthy life. In order to be your best and do your best you must take care of yourself.

If you find yourself needing some yoga clothing or accessories check out my online store, yoginiyoga.net

Send me an email if you’re interested in some private yoga courses either corporately or personally, I know of some great teachers that I can recommend.

A New & Inspired Vision of Real Estate – Humaniti Mega Project Montreal

Featured Photo Via Cogir

A New & Inspired Vision of Real Estate – Humaniti Mega Project Montreal

A New & Inspired Vision of Real Estate – Humaniti Mega Project Montreal is about a revolutionary and exciting new real estate project being developed by Cogir, here in Montreal. The Humaniti Project is one of the first of it’s kind and is at the forefront of the North American real-estate industry.

The development, located in the heart of Le Quartier International is slated to be ready sometime in 2019-2020. It’s design features a distinctive sculptural quality, which is in the shape of an H. This project expresses a special concept in both design and architecture which is by Lemay architects as it features the combination of a hotel, shops,rental units and condos for purchase. The premise of the project is to create a “smart vertical community” which is not only sustainable but ultimate in design and smart living. This building will achieve the “Well Multifamily Residential Certification”. “WELLTM certification is the first health and wellness standard to harmonize and coexist with LEED certification and is the very first “smart vertical community.” “The awareness component of the certification is a tool to help people in the building develop healthy living habits and reap the benefits.” The vision here, is to create a wholistic environment upon which people can live, work, train, entertain and socialize.

According to Humaniti’s website: “We believe that today’s true luxury lies in human experience and the sharing of societal values within a space of collective diversity. We believe that 21st century housing must be green, vertical, smart… and human.

What I really love about this project is the realization of my vision of real estate as;

©   Property * People * Planet

Property People Planet




 Read more about the project and it’s incredible components

Read more about Humaniti’s pursuit of Well Certification

Video Via Humaniti Montreal