WELL Understood: Guiding CRE Decisions in the Age of Change | 1 Credit Course
The past year has changed the way we look at Real Estate. The Covid-19 global pandemic as well as confronting the effects of systemic racism have shifted how clients look at their priorities in site selection, lease rates and green lease negotiations. Concerns are centered around human health, social equity and an employee health focused environment. This course will provide a simplified explanation of the WELL certification program and how it attempts to address the questions currently being asked by clients and landlords. It will provide a general comparison of LEED vs. WELL and the overall impacts to real estate costs, lease negotiations, client operations as well as possible ROI for landlords and clients. Finally, the course will discuss how WELL was perceived before and after the social activism events this summer that the death of George Floyd catalyzed and how we, as a real estate community can understand the goals of WELL to respond to social change.