March 3, 2022 Uncategorized

Transition Report & Reserve Study Versus a Property Condition Assessment Report

In this blog post… What is a Property Condition Assessment Report (PCA)?What does a PCA entail?Transition Report & Reserve Study vs. The Property Condition Assessment ReportWhat Types of Additional Property Reports Are Available?Property...

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August 13, 2021 Uncategorized

A Construction Consultant Perspective: Trends in US Construction Costs

Like most business sectors, the US construction industry has undergone significant change in the past 18 months as the fallout of the pandemic impacts supply chains, the availability of workers, and virtually every aspect of the typical construction ...

August 9, 2021 Uncategorized

Perimeter Check

Ben Franklin coined the phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” As independent building consultants, we subscribe to that theory and advise clients on ways to PREVENT maintenance problems before they occur. Unfortunately, we are of...

August 9, 2021 Uncategorized

Capital Replacement Planning Tips

Effective capital replacement planning requires that a facility prioritizes its capital replacement spending, using its business model and business objectives as guidelines. With sufficient financial underwriting, facilities have the ability to proac...

August 9, 2021 Uncategorized

Benefits of 20-Year Planning

zumBrunnen, Inc., founded in 1989, is an independent building consulting firm serving a diverse base of national clients. The firm has developed unique, industry-specific building consulting services bringing cost-savings to existing facilities and s...

August 9, 2021 Uncategorized

Keep Up With Repairs And Maintenance Even In Tough Times

Large, multi-site senior living organizations and small, single-site facilities alike have had to tighten their belts as they try to remain on an even keel. For many, declining revenues have resulted in delayed building repairs, deferred equipment re...

August 9, 2021 Uncategorized

Customized Solutions

During this difficult time for the real estate industry, Atlanta-based zumBrunnen, Inc., a national construction and property services consulting firm, is helping owners, developers and investors meet their objectives. President and Founder John zumB...

August 9, 2021 Uncategorized

Due Diligence and Profitability

Longwood at Oakmont is a non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Plum Borough, Pennsylvania, 13 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. By early 1997, the seven year-old facility was ready for the Phase III expansion. This expansion...

August 9, 2021 Uncategorized

Prescription for Building Success

It is time. The financial package is in place, the building permits are displayed, and the contractor is on site ready to break ground. Most importantly, you are confident of your facility’s long term success. Even the market analysis indicates that ...

August 9, 2021 Uncategorized

Will You Have Adequate Capital Replacement Funds for the Future?

An effective strategic capital replacement plan requires that a facility owner consider their business model and objectives as primary guidelines in the process.  Decisions to replace capital budget items are often based on your business model o...

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