zumBrunnen, Inc., Building Consultants to Senior Living Communities, Presenting and Exhibiting at 2018 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo 

The independent building consultants at zumBrunnen are experts in assisting senior living communities with reserve studies, capital needs budgets, facility IMG_9864_ret.Marketingassessments, construction monitoring and other specialized services. They will be presenting an educational session and exhibiting at booth #2308 at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting.

Atlanta, GA – October 25, 2018 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is presenting an educational session at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo being held October 28-31, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Representatives from the firm will also be available at booth #2308 in the expo area to answer questions about reserve studies, facility condition assessments, capital replacement planning, construction monitoring and other building-related services.

Strategic Planning Board Retreats: The Fundamentals (Session 156-E)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 8:00 – 9:30 AM

John zumBrunnen is one of five panels members for this discussion. During the session, attendees will learn how to engage board members in planning, discussion and implementation of a strategic planning retreat. The panel will explore ways to collaborate with all stakeholders to implement and execute the initiatives identified during the retreat. The panelists will also explain the importance of communicating progress after the strategic planning retreat to residents, staff and board members.


  • John zumBrunnen, Founder and Principal, zumBrunnen, Inc., Atlanta, GA
  • Jill Sorenson, SVP/Operations Management Sr. Director, LCS, San Diego, CA
  • Sarkis Garabedian, Senior Vice President, Ziegler, Seattle, WA
  • Craig Brown, Divisional Vice President, Skyline Home Loans, San Diego, CA
  • Traci Berty, Operations, Executive Assistant, LCS, Des Moines, IA

About John zumBrunnen:

John H. zumBrunnen is the Founder of zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. The recipient of a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of North Dakota and a member of LeadingAge, zumBrunnen has 45-plus years’ experience in construction, facility assessment and capital replacement planning.  He is the developer of the FacilityForecast® Software system and a respected speaker in the industry.

“For almost 30 years, our firm has partnered with hundreds of senior living providers assisting them in evaluating buildings, creating accurate budgets and successfully managing their facilities,” said John zumBrunnen. “Our senior living clients trust our team to help them with reserve studies, property condition assessments, capital replacement planning, construction monitoring and other specialized facility-related services. We enjoy helping our senior living clients maximize the value of their facilities, and we are proud to be an active member of LeadingAge.”

About LeadingAge:

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, Charlotte, NC and Johnson City, TN, the firm specializes in long-range capital replacement planning, reserve studies, reserve study updates, property condition assessments, facility condition assessments, construction consulting, construction monitoring and other building-related services for a diverse list of national and 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 and LeadingAge Georgia.

For more information, please email info@zumbrunnen.com or call 404-601-4050.


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