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From concept to completion, Plante Moran Living Forward’s senior living development advisors will help you manage your construction projects efficiently and effectively.

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Your trusted senior living development advisor, from concept to completion

Plante Moran Living Forward™ is a development advisor that specializes in addressing the evolving real estate, development, and construction needs of senior living communities. Simply put, this means we help clients determine the scope and feasibility of their capital projects, understand market need, oversee the design and construction process, and complete projects on time and on budget.

Graphics with a list of Plante Moran Living Forward's senior living development advisory services, from project definition and feasibility to budget development to owner's representation and construction monitoring

Construction in the senior living industry is specialized, and each client’s project is unique. Embracing your needs is part of our approach. We offer a proven process that has been fine-tuned over billions of dollars in development — and a culture centered around a spirit of integrity and collaboration. You can trust our experts to guide you into making the right strategic, financial, and mission-driven decisions for your project, from concept to completion.

Contact us to discuss your next senior housing development project.

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Our unique advantage

Plante Moran Living Forward is structured differently to serve you differently.

Our “one-firm” firm philosophy is a unifying structure that means you receive the collective resources of the firm and all its affiliates, not just an individual team or office. As such, when we are engaged as your development advisor, we seamlessly integrate with a multidisciplinary team to leverage:

Together, we provide a full-service approach to your projects. Contact us to learn more.

Our work

Madonna Manor Independent Living Exterior  - CHI Living Communities, Kentucky
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Development consultants help CCRC open new independent living housing on budget and schedule

For the past 12 years, CHI Living Communities has relied on Plante Moran Living Forward’s development consultants to help plan and manage capital projects at Madonna Manor, a leading faith-based CCRC in Kentucky.

Mark Eckles Plante Moran Living Forward
Case Study 2020 1 min read
Clark Retirement Franklin Campus Window Signage
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Senior living organization increases profitability with repositioning project
To meet the changing needs in the market, improve profitability, and further diversify its existing portfolio, Clark Retirement Communities determined it was time to reposition its main Franklin campus to offer more independent living and lifestyle options.
Eric Dumont Plante Moran Living Forward
Case Study December 4, 2019 1 min read

Senior living market trends

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Housing inventory forecast for senior living development & construction planning
Our senior living housing forecast shows significant opportunity for inventory growth long-term — if industry leaders learn from the past and make strategic decisions for the future.
Sally Heffernan Plante Moran Living Forward
Article August 19, 2021 4 min read
Senior living design: Post-COVID trends & innovations
Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
Video July 21, 2021 19 min watch
Senior living owners, operators reassess CapEx priorities for 2021, beyond
Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
Article March 19, 2021 8 min read
Has the pandemic changed the desirability of senior housing?
Sally Heffernan Plante Moran Living Forward
Article February 25, 2021 3 min read

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Related Events

  • LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO 2021
    Join Plante Moran and Plante Moran Living Forward at the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meetings & EXPO in Atlanta, Ga. Visit us at booth #3913.
    Jason Giha Patrick McCormick Jason Rees Ed Slack Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Event October 24–27, 2021 Upcoming
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Plante Moran Living Forward Thought Leadership

  • Nonprofit senior living community breaks ground on first phase of its repositioning plan
    Congratulations to Plante Moran Living Forward client Clark-Lindsey Village on beginning a three-phase capital improvement program, which kicked off construction with Phase 1 this summer as predevelopment planning continues for later phases.
    Kyle DeHenau Plante Moran Living Forward Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article October 12, 2021 1 min read
    Gold shovels stuck in the dirt in preparation of a groundbreaking ceremony at a senior living construction project
  • Housing inventory forecast for senior living development & construction planning
    Our senior living housing forecast shows significant opportunity for inventory growth long-term — if industry leaders learn from the past and make strategic decisions for the future.
    Sally Heffernan Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article August 19, 2021 4 min read
    Aerial view of rows of senior living homes along a paved street
  • Senior living design: Post-COVID trends & innovations
    What are the latest trends and innovations in the senior living building sector? Find out in Building Design + Construction’s interview with Dana Wollschlager, practice leader of Plante Moran Living Forward.
    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Video July 21, 2021 19 min watch
    Real estate development consultant with client and senior living architect team checking a housing model and its blueprints digitally using a tablet
  • Quick Demand report: Market data for senior living facilities
    Especially in times of change, market data should be easily accessible and immediately available to guide decision-making. Our customized reports can help your community take a data-driven approach to operations and development.
    July 21, 2021 1 min read
    Colleagues, on woman and one man, pointing to a computer on an office desk where they're sitting and discussing senior living market trends and data for operations and repositioning decisions

Our clients say...

Plante Moran Living Forward has been our owner’s representative and trusted strategic advisor for almost 15 years. Over that time, their impact on our organization has been invaluable. Their experts are knowledgeable about the entire development process, highly effective at bringing project teams together, and always focused on doing what’s right for our organization. From day one, their leadership and support to our team have made all the difference to the success of our nearly $90 million in projects together. My advice would be to make Plante Moran Living Forward your first call if you’re considering a capital project. They will ensure you start off on the right path and add value at every stage of the process.
Michael W. Allen, CPA Vice-President, Finance & Facilities and Treasurer, Graceworks Lutheran Services

Working with our senior living development advisors

Plante Moran Living Forward™ brings the expertise to advise you throughout your construction projects — all while keeping a sharp eye on cost structure, senior housing trends, and construction cost escalation. We can provide individual services, augment your in-house staff, or collaborate as a fully integrated development department for hire.

Contact us to learn how we integrate with your in-house team to help oversee the hundreds of daily tasks associated with senior housing development, mitigate risk, and help keep your project on budget and schedule.