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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

Clark Retirement Community Keller Lake Senior Living Development Exterior
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Senior living community completes Phase 1 of its master plan to reposition & expand campus
Clark Retirement Community completes Phase 1 of its master plan to reposition and expand the Keller Lake campus to meet the changing needs in the market, improve profitability, and further diversify its existing portfolio.
Eric Dumont Plante Moran Living Forward
Case Study Client since 2017 1 min read
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

Senior living market trends

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Designing the future of long-term care
Long-term, congregate care facilities — especially nursing homes — are often considered the bottom of the social and healthcare food chain. In this webinar, presenters discuss how to battle these social stigmas and redesign facilities and programs for a better long-term future.
Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward
Webinar November 2, 2021 1 hour watch
Housing inventory forecast for senior living development & construction planning
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

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Plante Moran Living Forward Thought Leadership

  • Designing the future of long-term care
    Long-term, congregate care facilities — especially nursing homes — are often considered the bottom of the social and healthcare food chain. In this webinar, presenters discuss how to battle these social stigmas and redesign facilities and programs for a better long-term future.
    Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward
    Webinar November 2, 2021 1 hour watch
    A senior African-American couple sitting side by side on their porch or balcony, relaxing, and holding hands, conversing and laughing together.
  • Senior living community completes Phase 1 of its master plan to reposition & expand campus
    Clark Retirement Community completes Phase 1 of its master plan to reposition and expand the Keller Lake campus to meet the changing needs in the market, improve profitability, and further diversify its existing portfolio.
    Eric Dumont Plante Moran Living Forward
    Case Study Client since 2017 1 min read
    Clark Retirement Community Keller Lake Senior Living Development Exterior
  • 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

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.