The housing industry’s leading professionals, innovators and problem solvers recently received a glimpse into the future of 55+ active lifestyle communities during this year’s The Nationals Sales and Marketing Awards gala. It was during this year’s virtual gala, which is hosted by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB)*, that the world was formally introduced to one of the most innovative 55+ active lifestyle communities to date: Wen Living San Jose.
This brand-new, 55+ active lifestyle community is in the heart of the laid-back colonial city of San Jose del Cabo in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. As the NAHB’s panel of judges reviewed the master plan for this holistic living sanctuary, they admired the community’s approach to extraordinary 55+ living.
When all was said and done, the Wen Living San Jose concept was declared the top winner in two categories during the awards gala:
• GOLD Award: Global Innovation Award — International Home of the Year
• GOLD Award: Best 55+ For Sale Community on the Boards
For the judges, our community’s dedication to whole-person wellness is palpable. Wen Living San Jose is ideally located with views of the Sea of Cortez, making it an exceptional setting for homeowners to live as they revitalize, relax and refocus.
The luxury amenities and holistic wellness programs/partnerships offer members of the community the means to dedicate more sustained periods of attention to all eight dimensions of their wellness. With “Wen” being the Celtic word for “love,” homeowners will “love living” at this wellness haven — a place where experiences are available in abundance, both within the community and the surrounding area. The area is home to festivals, horseback riding, water sports, nightlife and any kind of adventure you can think of — as well as some yet to be discovered.
In addition to luxury amenities and lifestyle choices, Wen Living San Jose offers community members the luxury of fractional home ownership. This forward-thinking approach offers financial freedom and flexibility greater than any timeshare or sole ownership investment. We consider it to be less of an investment in the home and more of an investment in optimal wellness.
What really distinguished the Wen Living San Jose concept for the judges is the ways in which it seeks to connect all aspects of community life to nature with an unmatched focus on sustainability and love for the natural world through its biophilic design concepts. While other developers may see nature as an obstacle when building, we see it as a vital component to our vision.
It has been proven that constant contact with nature; flora and fauna improves wellness. That’s why we seek to build with nature and infuse natural elements into all aspects of our community. We champion a closed-loop production system in which commitment to sustainability drives our environmental and economic goals.
On the surface, the community will be a space of luxury and harmony for 55+ adults. But when you dig a little deeper, you’ll discover the unique and meticulous ways in which spaces have been customized to optimize the restorative effects of colors, aromas, lighting, soundscapes and plants. An intentional focus on nature’s renewable energy sources, along with inventive non-invasive building principles, are used to bring each structure to life. As part of our commitment to green building and well-being, Wen Living is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and WELL Building certification to signify the community’s commitment to sustainable and regenerative development.
Introducing a brand-new 55+ active lifestyle concept is a unique journey, and words cannot express how honored we are to be recognized as an innovator in this industry. Upon hearing the news of the awards, Wen Living San Jose CEO, Edgar Matute, delivered the following statement:“On behalf of Awen Developers and our entire team of partners, investors and allies, we thank NAHB for this [international] recognition. Through Wen Living San Jose we strive for people to live not only longer and better, but extraordinarily.”
We are grateful for the recognition and support we continue to receive as we prepare to open Wen Living San Jose. The best is yet to come!
*The NAHB is one of the largest trade associations in the United States and is dedicated to ensuring housing’s status as a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing. More information about this year’s virtual awards gala can be found on the NAHB website.