Canadian Wellness Real Estate Market Excels on Global Stage
Canada’s Blueprint Capital and Global Wellness Institute have partnered to showcase the country’s wellness real estate market.
The move comes as Miami-based GWI has added Canada to its Geography of Wellness platform. Canada joins Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K. and the U.S..
“Through our collaboration with GWI, we aim to establish stronger connections with Canada’s wellness industry while contributing to the empowering work being done by the Global Wellness Institute,” said Blueprint CEO Jean-Pierre Miramont in a news release.
The Canadian wellness real estate sector ranks among the world’s best, says a new GWI report. According to GWI, Canada has the world’s eighth-largest wellness economy, valued at US$128 billion.
The Canadian wellness real estate market also ranks eighth at US$11.8 billion. Montreal-based Blueprint specializes in developing luxury real estate globally and provides a variety of services, including project underwriting, organization and management; several forms of analysis and marketing.
GWI seeks to empower wellness worldwide by educating public and private sectors about preventative health and wellness. The non-profit group partners with in-country organizations to research and reveal trends in the global wellness economy. The economy’s sectors include spas and thermal/mineral springs; wellness tourism; workplace wellness; wellness real estate; physical activity; mental wellness; traditional and complementary medicine; and, public health, prevention, and personalized medicine.
According to GWI, Canada has long been a leader in placemaking by cultivating vibrant, functional and inclusive environments that promote social interaction and community engagement in residential, commercial, recreational and public healthcare settings. And, Blueprint takes a similar approach to its projects.
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Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s.
In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star.
Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.