zumBrunnen Selected to Present Educational Session at Life Services Network 2011 Annual Meeting & Expo in Chicago

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zumBrunnen, an Atlanta-based building consulting firm specializing in senior living facilities, is co-presenting an educational program on Fundamentals of Capital Planning at the Life Services Network Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2011.

zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is co-presenting an educational seminar at the Life Services Network (LSN) Annual Meeting & Expo being held March 23-25, 2011 at the Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. John zumBrunnen, Founder and President of the firm, will co-present the session. zumBrunnen is a respected speaker and national expert in senior living construction and facility asset management issues.

zumBrunnen’s session is titled “Fundamentals of Capital Planning: Financial and Physical Health and Capabilities” and will be held on March 24 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm continuing from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. John zumBrunnen will make the joint presentation with Chad D. Kune, Principal with LarsonAllen LLP. Attendees will receive 2.5 continuing education units for the session and will learn about key strategic planning fundamentals of non-profit organizations. They will also gain an understanding of how to evaluate financial strength and the capacity to access capital and learn how to model capital capacity to fund various market opportunities identified by the strategic planning process. The speakers will explain philosophies and methodologies for long-term capital replacement planning and facility assessments used to determine future capital funding reserves. Attendees will also learn how facility assessments and capital replacement funding needs are modeled to answer the strategic planning “4R’s” question – i.e. - Do we repair, renovate, reposition or replace?

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 http://www.lsni.org.

About zumBrunnen:
zumBrunnen, Inc. was founded in 1989. The Atlanta-based firm specializes in construction consulting, facility assessments, property condition assessments and long-range capital reserve planning 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, healthcare, multi-family, educational, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. In addition to involvement with Life Services Network (LSN), the firm is also active in LeadingAge (formerly known as the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging or AAHSA) and various other state chapters, as well as the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA), Community Associations Institute (CAI), Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information about zumBrunnen, please visit http://www.zumbrunnen.com.

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