Well Living Lab is a collaboration between Delos and Mayo Clinic
May 9, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that it 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.
Cushman & Wakefield is dedicated to evolving the built environment to best support human needs and enhancing the performance of people in the workplace by making wellness a priority.
“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 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 & 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.”
Cushman & Wakefield is a leader in creating workplaces that contribute to the health and well-being of people. 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.
About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value by putting ideas into action for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with 48,000 employees in approximately 400 offices and 70 countries. In 2017, the firm had revenue of $6.9 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, advisory and other services. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.
About the Well Living Lab
The Well Living Lab, a collaboration of Delos™ and Mayo Clinic, is dedicated to identifying how indoor environments impact human health and wellbeing. It conducts scientific research with human subjects in a simulated real-world environment and shares practical findings that can be applied to improving indoor spaces where people spend approximately 90 percent of their time. The lab has 5,500 square-feet of sensor rich, reconfigurable space in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. Learn more at welllivinglab.com.