Atlanta, GA – May 9, 2012 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is presenting educational sessions at the LeadingAge North Carolina and LeadingAge Texas annual conferences both being held in May 2012. Both state-level associations are affiliated with LeadingAge, a national association of over 5,600 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 North Carolina Annual Conference:

The LeadingAge North Carolina 56th Annual Spring Conference and Trade Show will be held on May 14-17, 2012 in New Bern, NC. zumBrunnen will be exhibiting at Booth #38, and the firm will be co-presenting a session titled “Ensure a Financially and Physically Fit Facility for the Long Haul” from 4:15-5:15 PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Ensure a Financially and Physically Fit Facility for the Long Haul:

John zumBrunnen will make the presentation with Mario McKenzie, Partner with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. 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. The speakers will describe the methodologies and proprietary techniques used by professional financial advisors and engineers. Attendees will learn how the data developed by professional financial advisors and engineers proves crucial to positioning financials and facilities for the future.

About LeadingAge North Carolina:

LeadingAge North Carolina is the state association of not-for-profit providers dedicated to providing quality care, housing, health, community and related services to the elderly. As the only Association in North Carolina exclusively representing not-for-profit long term care facilities, a primary goal is to support members in maintaining their 501(c)(3) status and promoting the not-for-profit philosophy of quality long term care and services for the elderly. LeadingAge North Carolina member facilities serve more than 20,000 older people and meet the needs of thousands more through facility outreach programs such as home health care, congregate meals, respite care, day care and other supportive services. For more information, please visit

LeadingAge Texas Annual Meeting:

The LeadingAge Texas 53rd Annual Meeting & Trade Show will be held on May 20-23, 2012 in Dallas, TX. zumBrunnen will be co-presenting “The Fundamentals of Strategic Capital Planning: Understanding Your Financial and Physical Health and Capabilities” from 2:00-4:00 PM on Monday, May 21, 2012.

The Fundamentals of Strategic Capital Planning: Understanding Your Financial and Physical Health and Capabilities:

Tom Doyen, Director Business Development for zumBrunnen will make the presentation with Troy Langsdale of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. The session will focus on the importance of the strategic planning process. As senior living communities continue to age and competitors enter the market, the implications of strategic planning and strategic capital replacement planning become even more critical. This session will explain the fundamental issues in the process and explore how to use smart planning to position communities for the future.

About LeadingAge Texas:

LeadingAge Texas (formerly the Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging or TAHSA) was established in 1959 as a Texas not-for-profit corporation. Its purpose is to provide leadership, advocacy and education for not-for-profit retirement housing and nursing home communities that serve the needs of Texas retirees. The Association is comprised of more than 275 members, including approximately 250 of Texas’ finest retirement housing communities, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. Over 30,000 older persons reside in LeadingAge Texas-member communities. Thousands more are served through home health services, adult day care centers and other community out-reach services. LeadingAge Texas member homes are sponsored primarily by community-based non­profit civic, religious, fraternal and other quality groups and are mission-driven organizations. 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), Aging Services of Georgia (formerly GAHSA), Life Services Network (LSN), Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA), Community Associations Institute Georgia (CAI-GA), Community Associations Institute North Carolina (CAI-NC), Community Associations Institute South Carolina (CAI-SC) and the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI). For more information about zumBrunnen, please call 404.601.4050 or e-mail

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