Atlanta, GA – May 2, 2013 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is presenting an educational session at the LeadingAge California Annual Conference and exhibiting at the LeadingAge North Carolina Annual Meeting during the month of May 2013. Both state-level associations are affiliated with LeadingAge, a national association of over 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old. LeadingAge advances policies, promotes practices and conducts research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.

LeadingAge California Annual Conference May 6-8, 2013:


The LeadingAge California Annual Conference will be held in Monterey, CA on May 6-8, 2013. John zumBrunnen, Founder and President of the firm, will present an educational session titled “Ensure Mission – Financially and Physically Fit Facilities” from 2:15-4:15 PM on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

Ensure Mission – Financially and Physically Fit Facilities:

The session will help executive officers and board members understand the critical financial and facility issues that must be identified and accounted for in their budgets. To achieve mission requires long-term financial stability. Communities must be more than financially fit on paper; they must also be physically fit. Executives and Boards need accurate, comprehensive reporting on the physical condition of their assets, and they need to know when they have the tools to maintain their communities while being as efficient and green as practical, and that they have the funds to act strategically when changes are necessary. This session provides the insight and strategy Executives and Boards need to preserve their physical assets. Participants will learn how Boards and Executives gain an objective analysis of their communities’ physical condition, actions necessary to maximize physical plant efficiencies and actions necessary to ensure physical assets are properly maintained.


About John zumBrunnen:

John zumBrunnen is President and Founder 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, and he completed the US Army Corps of Engineers Training Program in 1972. He is a member of LeadingAge and is also active with many state chapters of the national organization. He has been a faculty member since 2003 for the University of North Texas, Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), a national certification program for aging services professionals (CASP) and authored the “Asset Management” training module. 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 North Carolina Annual Meeting and Exposition May 13-16, 2013:

The LeadingAge North Carolina Annual Meeting and Exposition will be held on May 13-16, 2013 in Asheville, NC. Representatives from zumBrunnen will be available to answer questions at booth #21 in the exposition hall.


About LeadingAge:

LeadingAge is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. LeadingAge CA and LeadingAge NC are state-level chapters of the national organization. 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


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 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, educational, multi-family, healthcare, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. The firm is involved with numerous associations including LeadingAge (formerly the American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging or AAHSA), LeadingAge North Carolina (formerly NCANPHA), LeadingAge Florida (formerly FAHSA), LeadingAge Georgia (formerly GAHSA), Life Services Network (LSN), 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).

For more information about zumBrunnen, please call 404.601.4050 or e-mail

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