Friendship Village Finds FacilityForecast® Study Very Valuable for Long-Term Master Planning

“As we plan for the future with long-term master planning and capital planning, we now have a device and tool that is very effective, and we are very appreciative.”
David Loop, Former President & CEO
Friendship Village of Schaumburg


Friendship Village is a Life Plan Community (CCRC) located in Schaumburg, IL. The client needed help with long-term master planning, including a detailed analysis of the estimated useful life of aging facilities.


zumBrunnen performed a Campus Wide FacilityForecast® study in 2007 that included a 20-year capital budget.Friendship Village zumBrunnen also created a detailed building matrix to help the entire team assess the remaining useful life of facilities and determine which buildings should be renovated or replaced. Four wings of independent living apartments were scheduled for demolition, and zumBrunnen provided an alternate budget that phased them out on a predetermined schedule (versus all at once) and lowered the operating budget by maintaining (versus replacing) equipment and systems during the phase-out period.

“The study has given us direction as we move forward with a current renovation program, providing us tools and guidance, and assisting us in that endeavor,” said David Loop, former CEO of Friendship Village. “Tom Maher, zumBrunnen’s Senior Project Manager, was extremely flexible and listened very well,” said Loop. “He captured all the information and was very thorough. Afterward, he was very supportive, making sure that the tools and documents worked for our best use. The information has proved very valuable.”

Services Provided:

  • Campus Wide FacilityForecast®

Client Overview:

A non-profit Life Plan Community located in Schaumburg, IL. The community was constructed between 1977 and 2007, and includes the following:

  • 655 Independent Living Apartments
  • 28 Independent Living Garden Homes
  • 99 Assisted Living Units
  • 250 Skilled Nursing Beds
  • Commons Buildings, Main Atriium, and other related community common areas
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