Villa Valencia CEO Rishi Kapoor in Bisnow

July 16, 2020.


Villla Valencia CEO Rishi Kapoor was apart of Bisnow online panel discussion “South Florida Post-Pandemic Design Trends: What Lasting Changes Will We See From Coronavirus?”

Rishi Kapoor joins Jacqueline Gonzalez Touzet Founding Principle of Touzet Studio and Andrew Burnett Senior Princial of Stantec in a riveting panel discussion on the future of design trends post Coronavirus pandemic.

From the interview:

“Kapoor said the coworking spaces he owns already have access to outdoor amenities spaces, with many offices coming with their own terraces, as well as dedicated outdoor common areas and some outdoor conference rooms.

Kapoor said his projects have begun incorporating lighting that matches people’s circadian rhythms, air purification systems and water purification.

“This is just a first step, where the technology has become what I would consider an accessible price point, where it’s not just kind of Star Trek science fiction … and can be incorporated in a feasible way into an indoor environment.”

Ninety percent of people spend 90% of their time indoors, he said, so buildings and people should prioritize their indoor air, light and water.

If there is a positive to the coronavirus, Kapoor suggested, it’s that it has gotten real estate to think about health impacts and speed up changes that might otherwise have taken a long time to become popular.

“It’s forcing the conversation that it’s not only about the building’s impact on the community, but also the building’s impact on the people within it,” he said. “I’m very excited about forcing the conversation that we need to protect and give a great environment for the people inside.”

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