Cushman & Wakefield has joined the Well Living Lab as a Founding Alliance member. The Well Living Lab is a research facility built to study and understand the interaction between health, wellbeing and indoor environments through human-centered research.
“Wellness is a strategic imperative for our firm and for our clients,” said John Forrester, president, Cushman & Wakefield. “We understand the value of investing in health and well-being and that it will provide both immediate and long-term benefits. At Cushman & Wakefield, we are taking a leading role in the wellness movement and becoming a Founding Alliance member of the Well Living Lab demonstrates that.”
As a Founding Alliance member, Cushman & Wakefield will support the advancement of science to generate evidence-based findings through human-centered research to be used in practical ways to create healthier spaces in which to live, work and play. The Cushman & Wakefield Wellness Practice provides workplace wellness strategy development, wellness employee engagement and change management, technology platform strategy and program management, on-site wellness support and WELL & Fitwel Certification consulting services for occupiers and investors.
“The built environment is increasingly recognized as an important facilitator—or inhibitor—of human performance, well-being and a healthy lifestyle,” said Despina Katsikakis, international partner and head of occupier business performance, Cushman & Wakefield. “There is a growing awareness that employee health and well-being can contribute to business performance and we have the ability to enhance it by leveraging the work environment as a healthcare intervention tool.”