NEW YORK, United States — Wellness real estate and technology firm Delos has completed an equity investment raise of $20 million to support its global growth and expansion plans.
The company, which previously raised $108 million in September of 2015, says it will use the majority of the funds to accelerate the growth of its various business lines, including the International WELL Building Institute and the Well Living Lab, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic.
“Our mission is to improve human health and wellbeing by creating buildings that are developed with people’s health and wellness at the center of their design,” commented Paul Scialla, founder and CEO of Delos.
“The demand for wellness real estate is growing at a rapid pace and this funding gives us the opportunity to make an even greater impact globally.”
As one of the pioneers of Wellness Real Estate, Delos works to transform indoor environments into spaces that help nurture, sustain and promote human health and wellbeing.
Since creating the WELL Building Standard – the first building standard to focus exclusively on enhancing people’s health and wellbeing through the built environment – the program has enrolled 45 million square feet of building projects in 21 countries.
Most recently the company completed the installation of a number of Stay Well rooms at six Marriott hotels across the U.S. The rooms, which are the first of their kind, offer evidence-based health and wellness features to help travelers maintain their health and wellbeing while on the road.
Incorporating a myriad of scientifically validated health and wellness technologies, features and services that help optimize guests’ health, vitality, happiness and well-being when traveling. All of the rooms feature advanced air purification, circadian rhythm lighting, and healthy mattresses.
However, following the company’s latest investment round, more large scale strategic partnerships are likely to take prominence.
Currently collaborating with several industry leaders, including Chinese real estate company Sino-Ocean Land, in order to advance healthy building in China, Delos plans on elevating human health to the forefront of building practices globally.