Atlanta, GA – April 23, 2014 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is co-presenting an educational seminar at the Life Services Network (LSN) 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition being held April 30 – May 2, 2014 in Rosemont, IL. In addition to making a presentation, representatives from zumBrunnen will also be in booth 617 in the exposition area.

Can We Afford Our Strategic Plan? – Using Strategic Planning Tools:

zumBrunnen will be co-presenting a session titled “Can We Afford Our Strategic Plan?” on Friday, May 2 from 7:30 am to 10:15 am. John zumBrunnen will make the joint presentation with Jim Thomas, a Partner with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. The session will explore the philosophies and methodologies financial advisors and engineers use to strategically plan for and implement new services and capital improvements. Attendees will learn how to evaluate financial strength and their capacity to access capital, and how to model their capital capacity to fund their strategic plan and capital projects. The session will also explain how facility assessments and capital replacement funding positions them to objectively model and validate a renovation, repositioning or replacement of a building or an entire facility.

About John zumBrunnen:

John zumBrunnen is Managing Partner 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, 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.

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 and the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). 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 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 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, please call 404.601.4050 or email

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