Wellness Communities & Real Estate Initiative

The Wellness Communities & Real Estate Initiative builds on the 2018 Build Well to Live Well Report. Shifting from “Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate” to “Wellness Communities & Real Estate,” we will explore how community environments can increase personal wellness.

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Initiative Leadership

Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki

Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki

Initiative Co-Chair

Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki, Principal, tst ink. LLC

Teri has brought to life some of the most recognizable, holistic brands in community and resort development. For a decade, she was chief marketing officer for Newland, a large developer of master-planned communities, and responsible for new community start-up planning, creating 11 communities in four years. Today, she works with community developers and designers to create places driven by consumer insights…Read More

Jean-François Garneau

Jean-François Garneau

Initiative Co-Chair

Jean-François Garneau, Chief Development Officer, INITIAL Real Estate & ALIO – Building Wellbeing, Switzerland

JF is Chief Development Officer and founder of INITIAL Real Estate, an innovative strategic planning and development services company based in Geneva, Switzerland and Montreal Canada, and is also the founder and Chief Happiness Officer of ALIŌ, a global advisory that works to integrate wellbeing and wellness into the places that define our lives…Read More



We will identify elements that have the greatest potential to impact wellness in community design and development through conscious and effective land plans, facility designs, complementary programming, and access to related resources and support services. Health and wellness are a direct result of the environments where we live, work and play. Understanding how community environments can increase personal wellness is key to the mission of empowering wellness worldwide.

Initiative Members

Meet the renowned thought leaders in this field who are collaborating to educate and evolve wellness in this area of global importance.



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