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Plante Moran Living Forward offers a full-service team of senior living development professionals with decades of experience in improving the places of care and quality of life for seniors.

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Senior Living Development Consulting

Every senior living organization faces unique challenges related to their capital planning. That's why Plante Moran Living Forward is called on to answer tough feasibility and development questions:

  • Does this investment make economic sense for us?
  • Is this a viable senior housing market?
  • How do we find the right senior living architect?
  • How do we keep construction on track?

Concept through completion, we provide unrivaled advocacy and support to senior living operators, owners, and developers. Our multidisciplinary team has extensive experience working on billions of dollars' worth of senior living development projects, giving us the expertise to help you handle the challenges you face when planning and implementing your project.

The result: more cost-effective and successful projects with less risk, time and time again. To kick off an amazing project or keep one moving forward, let’s start a conversation today.

Our Work

Clark Retirement Franklin Campus Window Signage
1 min read
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 2019 1 min read
Marquette Medical Care Facility Senior Living Exterior
1 min read
Medical care facility completes project on budget and on schedule
The Marquette County Medical Care Facility hired Plante Moran Living Forward to provide the resources and expertise to help plan and successfully complete the construction of a new rehabilitation center and renovations throughout the facility.
Mark Eckles Plante Moran Living Forward
Case Study 2017 – 2019 1 min read

Senior living market trends

Image of a group of seniors talking
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Is active adult your senior living organization’s next big opportunity?

Is an active adult product right for your organization? There are critical differences between active adult and traditional senior living options, but in those differences lie possible opportunities.

Braden Russell Plante Moran Living Forward
Article December 18, 2019 3 min read
Senior Living Market Snapshots: Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, & Milwaukee MSAs
Sally Heffernan Plante Moran Living Forward
Article Q3 2019 10 min read
Why the time is right for bolder adult day programs in senior living
Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
Article October 4, 2019 7 min read
Surprising takeaways from resident interviews at an active adult community
Sally Heffernan Plante Moran Living Forward
Article September 3, 2019 4 min read

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Plante Moran Living Forward Thought Leadership

  • Clark Retirement Community celebrates groundbreaking at its Keller Lake campus

    Close on the heels of its last major capital project, Plante Moran Living Forward’s owner’s representation client Clark Retirement Community breaks ground on a new $35 million expansion.

    Eric Dumont Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article January 8, 2020 1 min read
    Groundbreaking commemorative photo at Clark Retirement Community, Keller Lake campus
  • Is active adult your senior living organization’s next big opportunity?

    Is an active adult product right for your organization? There are critical differences between active adult and traditional senior living options, but in those differences lie possible opportunities.

    Braden Russell Plante Moran Living Forward Sally Heffernan Plante Moran Living Forward Jamie Timoteo Plante Moran Living Forward Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article December 18, 2019 3 min read
    Adults 55 and older enjoying a card game at an active adult community
  • 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 Braden Russell Plante Moran Living Forward Miranda Green Plante Moran Living Forward
    Case Study 2019 1 min read
    Clark Retirement Franklin Campus Window Signage
  • Medical care facility completes project on budget and on schedule
    The Marquette County Medical Care Facility hired Plante Moran Living Forward to provide the resources and expertise to help plan and successfully complete the construction of a new rehabilitation center and renovations throughout the facility.
    Mark Eckles Plante Moran Living Forward
    Case Study 2017 – 2019 1 min read
    Marquette Medical Care Facility Senior Living Exterior

Our clients say...

Plante Moran Living Forward did a great job, from helping us figure out what we could afford to build to providing forecasted financial statements through the first full year of stabilization…to selecting an investment banker and managing design and construction. [They] guided us through the entire process and did a super job. I'd give them an "A" and hire them again in a heartbeat.

Mike Allen Vice President of Finance and Facilities, Graceworks Lutheran Services

Working With Us

At Plante Moran Living Forward, we believe disciplined strategic planning and a comprehensive market analysis are the most important ingredients for a successful capital project. Too often, organizations find themselves starting in the middle and working backward, which leaves them wondering why their project isn't aligned with their financial goals or market characteristics.

Our multidisciplinary team works with you from the very start to deliver thoughtful, upfront, and unbiased planning along with the resources, expertise, and discipline to execute the chosen plan — all while keeping a sharp eye on cost structure, market demand, healthcare reform, and changing regulatory environments.