Atlanta, GA – April 26, 2013 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is co-presenting an educational seminar at the Life Services Network (LSN) 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibition being held May 1-3, 2013 in Chicago. In addition to making a presentation, representatives from zumBrunnen will also be in booth 1211 in the exposition area.

Can We Afford Our Strategic Plan? – Using the Tools of Capital Assessment and Financial Analysis:

zumBrunnen will be co-presenting a session titled “Can We Afford Our Strategic Plan?” on Thursday, May 2 from 3:45 – 5:15 pm. John zumBrunnen will make the joint presentation with Jeffery Vrieze, a Partner with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. The session will explore the philosophies and methodologies financial advisors and engineers use to support planning to implement new services and capital improvements. Attendees will learn how to measure financial strength and their capacity to access capital, and to model their capital capacity to fund their strategic plan, including new services and capital projects. The session will also explore how to construct a model to validate a renovation, repositioning or replacement of an entire facility.

About John zumBrunnen:

John zumBrunnen is President and Founder of zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent construction and building consulting firm founded in 1989. zumBrunnen has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of North Dakota, and he completed the US Army Corps of Engineers Training Program in 1972. He is a member of LeadingAge and is also active with many state chapters of the national organization. He has been a faculty member since 2003 for the University of North Texas, Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), a national certification program for aging services professionals (CASP) and authored the “Asset Management” training module. zumBrunnen has 40+ years of experience in construction, property assessment, development, and reserve budgeting.  He is the inventor of the FacilityForecast® software system and a respected author and speaker in the industry.

About LSN:

Life Services Network (LSN) is the largest eldercare association in Illinois. For over 75 years, the association has represented providers of services for older adults, including nursing care, supportive and assisted living, senior housing and home and community based services. LSN is nationally recognized for its innovative programs, leadership and expertise on issues related to long-term care and senior housing and services. LSN is also the state affiliate of LeadingAge (formerly AAHSA) and the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). For more information, please visit www.lsni.org.

About zumBrunnen, Inc.:

zumBrunnen, Inc. was founded in 1989. With offices in Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC, the firm specializes in construction consulting, property condition assessments, facility condition assessments, long-range capital reserve study planning and thermal imaging services for a diverse list of national clients. The firm is also recognized for their proprietary FacilityForecast® Software System, a unique facilities condition assessment and budgeting tool designed to forecast and manage long-term capital replacement expenses and to provide custom reserve funding plans designed to their client’s business model.

The firm has completed notable projects in a variety of market sectors including senior living, educational, multi-family, healthcare, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. The firm is involved with numerous associations including LeadingAge (formerly the American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging or AAHSA), LeadingAge North Carolina (formerly NCANPHA), LeadingAge Florida (formerly FAHSA), LeadingAge Georgia (formerly GAHSA), Life Services Network (LSN), Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), Community Associations Institute Georgia (CAI-GA), Community Associations Institute North Carolina (CAI-NC) and the Community Associations Institute South Carolina (CAI-SC).

For more information about zumBrunnen, please call 404-601-4050 or e-mail info@zumbrunnen.com.

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