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Beyond bricks and mortar: how real estate can enhance wellbeing
June 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The average person spends 90% of their life indoors. Light, sound, air quality, temperature and the presence of nature all have an impact on our health, placing any building – whether coworking space or care home – at the forefront of the wellbeing movement.
Looking to our post-pandemic future, there has never been a better time to invest in human wellbeing. Join Therme Group and a panel of industry experts to discuss the role property has to play in improving wellbeing, and why it’s time for investors to take it seriously.
• Leisure developments responding to post-Covid health needs
• Real estate and the wellbeing of an ageing population
• The increasing power of occupiers, tenants, and consumers
• How focusing on wellbeing helps grow the ‘double bottom line’
We have noticed that the short video we shared to introduce Therme Group during the webinar didn’t record well. Please see the video below.
VP of Corporate Finance, CFO at Therme Group
Adrian Ion is the CFO of Therme Group and VP for Corporate Finance, responsible for managing the group’s financial strategy, its relationship with investors and funding partners and day-to-day financial operations. Prior to joining Therme Group, Adrian held senior roles at Ares Management, where he was the Finance Director of a $4bn European real estate platform, Deutsche Asset Management, where he was the Chief Financial Officer of the European Alternatives Group and Barings, the global investment management firm. Adrian champions the development of a sustainable finance framework dedicated to delivering wellbeing outcomes and the use of ESG metrics, alongside traditional financial KPIs, to measure the impact of business on people and the planet. Adrian is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a member of the Investment Property Forum.
Prof. Sadie Morgan OBE
Founding Director at dRMM, and Chair of the Quality of Life Foundation
Sadie Morgan is a founding director of Stirling Prize-winning architecture practice dRMM and the Chair of the Quality of Life Foundation. In her role as a design champion, Sadie is involved in a number of advisory roles, including chairing the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two and being one of ten commissioners for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). She has been instrumental in setting up the NIC’s Design Group and in 2017 was chosen as a Mayor’s design advocate for the Greater London Authority and became a non-executive director of the Major Project Association. Most recently she was appointed as a non-executive director of U+I and as a member to the Homes England board, the UK government’s housing accelerator.
CEO at Inspired Villages, in partnership with Legal & General
Jamie has built over 30 years’ worth of expertise in property. He co-created English Care Village Partnership in 2010 and guided it through a joint venture arrangement with Places for People before establishing Inspired Villages from the sale of the joint venture to Legal & General in 2017. Inspired Villages plans to be the best operator of retirement villages in the world and is focused on supporting our ageing population with beautiful built environments across the UK, serviced by motivated and well-trained talent. With Legal & General’s support, further acquisitions of Renaissance Villages from Helical in 2017 together with a robust development pipeline across the UK make Inspired Villages one of the fastest growing later living operators in the UK.
Daniel Fujiwara, PhD
CEO at Simetrica-Jacobs and Visiting Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science
Dr Daniel Fujiwara is CEO of Simetrica-Jacobs and Visiting Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science. Daniel is an economist specialising wellbeing measurement, social value analysis and econometrics. Daniel has previously held Senior Economist positions in the UK Government and Government of Tanzania and research positions at the United Nations. He has overseen evaluations on project and policy investments totalling over $200 billion in construction and infrastructure, culture and heritage, employment programmes, and education. At Simetrica-Jacobs, Daniel works with organisations to measure the impact they have on the wellbeing of their local communities and he works with companies to help measure and maximise employee wellbeing and productivity. Daniel has developed many of the new and cutting-edge wellbeing measurement methods in use today across the world and he has co-authored and contributed to over 15 international guidelines in the subject including for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Governments of the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Canada.
Therme Group is a world-leading creator of wellbeing resorts. Its projects bring ancient thermal bathing concepts into the 21st Century. Through state-of-the-art technologies and spectacular architecture, its resorts harness water, nature and culture to create a unique experience. Already established in Germany and Romania, Therme plans to open its first UK venue in Manchester in 2023. Therme Group puts environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations at the core of its business and partners with investors and financiers that share its vision of delivering wellbeing for all.