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Wellbeing in the Real Estate Sector Podcast Launches

Wellbeing in the Real Estate Sector Podcast Launches
08 July 2021

Chaired by a Senior Vice President of the International WELL Building Institute, The Wellbeing Economy is the newest podcast for real estate professionals.

The real estate sector is evolving, and the growing trend towards health and wellbeing is being driven by influences across the supply chain. This is no truer now, than through a global pandemic.

The built environment has a huge role to play in building a healthier, more sustainable world. Product innovation, wellbeing and safety all play a key role in delivering sustainable, people-centric built assets. Future thinking product manufacturers need to take a lead on integrating real-world solutions that deliver higher performing real estate investments.

SAS International has created a series of podcasts, with the aim of engaging the whole supply chain in systems thinking support for sustainable development, and our collective impact on people and the planet.


“The auto(motive) industry is kicking our butt. You have a better experience and more tech in your car than you do in our workplaces.”

–Kay Sargent

Head of Workplace, HOK


The Wellbeing Economy


The series, entitled The Wellbeing Economy has been recorded over recent months and is now available across a number of the major podcast platforms.

Each podcast is a round table discussion including Kay Sargent – Head of Workplace at HOK, Chris Pyke, co-founder of GRESB and Senior VP of Arc Skoru and Kay Killmann, MD of GBCI Europe.

Along with chair Ann Marie Aguilar, Senior VP of EMEA at the International WELL Building Institute, they debate topics surrounding the relationship between the value of real estate investment and the value of occupant wellbeing. They also explore what a systems thinking approach should look like, and they share their opinions regarding how we can transform existing buildings and innovate for buildings of the future.

The recordings capture some insightful commentary; Kay Sargent made a thought-provoking observation during one episode, “The auto(motive) industry is kicking our butt. You have a better experience and more tech in your car than you do in our workplaces.”

You can access the podcast here.

Picture: a photograph of two people sitting with a laptop and microphone

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 08 July 2021


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