Atlanta, GA – October 27, 2015 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is presenting an educational session at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo being held November 1-4, 2015 in Boston, MA. Representatives from zumBrunnen will also be available at booth #1322 in the exposition hall.
A Pathway to Successful Facility and Strategic Planning:
John zumBrunnen, Founder and CEO of the firm, is one of three speakers presenting an educational session titled “A Pathway to Successful Facility and Strategic Planning” on Wednesday, November 4 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM. Other speakers include: Mario McKenzie, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, of Charlotte, NC, and Angela Larson, Chief Financial Officer, Montereau, Inc., of Tulsa, OK.
This session will explain how facility assessments and capital replacement funding plans are essential elements to help an organization objectively model and validate a renovation, repositioning or replacement of a building or an entire community. The speakers will discuss how to evaluate an organization’s physical health, financial strength and capacity to access capital. Attendees will gain an understanding of the philosophies and methodologies that financial advisors and engineers use to strategically plan for new services and capital improvements.
About John zumBrunnen:
John zumBrunnen is Founder and CEO 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, completed the US Army Corps of Engineers Training Program in 1972, and is a member of the Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA) and numerous other national and state associations. 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.
LeadingAge is an association of over 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. LeadingAge strives to advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age. LeadingAge’s members offer a continuum of aging services including: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. For more information, please visit www.LeadingAge.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 and select international 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 “life 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, student housing, healthcare, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. The firm is involved with numerous associations including LeadingAge (at a national level), LeadingAge North Carolina, LeadingAge Florida, LeadingAge Georgia, LeadingAge Illinois, 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).