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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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Changing the resident experience with culinary solutions & technology advancements during COVID-19
In the fourth of a webinar series, presenters will leverage data from a national senior living sentiment survey share new ways to leverage technology to engage residents, eliminate data silos, and bring culinary excellence to the safety of residents’ rooms.
Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
Webinar November 6, 2020 1 watch
CapEx planning & asset repositioning as a result of COVID-19
Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
Webinar November 5, 2020 1 watch
Senior living marketing sales strategies during a pandemic
Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
Webinar November 4, 2020 1 watch
COVID-19 sentiment report & leadership roundtable discussion
Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
Webinar October 27, 2020 1.0 watch

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Plante Moran Living Forward Thought Leadership

  • How to market repositioned senior living assets
    Senior living development expert Dana Wollschlager discusses sales and marketing techniques for repositioning senior living assets and why market studies are critical for success in this Senior Housing News interview.
    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Article November 12, 2020 9 min read
    Senior couple looking online for senior housing options during COVID-19
  • Changing the resident experience with culinary solutions & technology advancements during COVID-19
    In the fourth of a webinar series, presenters will leverage data from a national senior living sentiment survey share new ways to leverage technology to engage residents, eliminate data silos, and bring culinary excellence to the safety of residents’ rooms.
    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Webinar November 6, 2020 1 watch
    Senior living resident visits with her grandson through a window as he hold up his hands in a heart
  • CapEx planning & asset repositioning as a result of COVID-19
    In the third of a senior living webinar series, the presenters will focus on best practices specific to common area usage, the dining experience, long-term care and the household model, and technology infrastructure to successfully reposition during COVID-19.
    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Webinar November 5, 2020 1 watch
    Two seniors walking down a senior living community lane holding out 2 umbrellas to stay 6 feet apart because if COVID
  • Senior living marketing sales strategies during a pandemic
    In the second of a webinar series, the presenters will build upon recommendations and results from the national COVID-19 Senior Living Sentiment Report to offer timely strategic marketing and sales techniques.
    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward
    Webinar November 4, 2020 1 watch
    Two seniors "high-fiving" with their arms to avoid hand contact because of COVID

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.