Where Natural and Built Environments Collide

On April 24th 2018, Better Spaces' Founder & CEO Stephen Rizzo, spoke on a Wellness Real Estate panel at Soho House. 

Fellow panelists included Kristin Hurd a top New York City residential real estate broker, Roopakshi Mathur an interior designer, and Lisa Roberts Hurd an archeologist turned wellness expert. 

The conversation, moderated by Janera Soerel, ranged from the subjective opinions of each panelist on what wellness real estate means, to the objective drivers of this trend and its effects on property values.

Everyone agreed that bringing natural elements back into the built environment improves the occupants' experience and wellbeing. Easy-to-implement tips are to open windows, add plants and other biophilic design, change up the energy of a space through better light, using non-toxic materials, and applying scents.  

The conversation culminated with a discussion on the importance of being connected to an engaged community. Stephen concluded that engaged communities come together in better spaces.