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Religious Institutes

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Because we've provided accounting outsourcing, real estate consulting, and financial services to religious institutes and their sponsored ministries for more than 65 years, we understand your mission, values, and operating philosophies. We have developed a deep appreciation for and understanding of the mission, values, and operating philosophies of religious congregations and the integration of religious life with mission and ministry.

Our efforts focus on ways to steward human and financial resources more effectively in order to further mission, ministry, and legacy. This perspective allows us to bring best practices and alternatives to you while providing a tailored evaluation as a result of our experience working with more than 175 religious congregations and 800 long-term care and senior housing facilities.


Religious Institutes Thought Leadership

  • Plante Moran Real Estate Investment Advisors announces 2020 promotions

    In recognition of their accomplishments, Plante Moran Real Estate Investment Advisors is excited to announce the promotions of Joe Perez, Samantha Campau, and Ryan Kulhanek.

    Marty West Plante Moran REIA Samantha Campau Plante Moran REIA Ryan Kulhanek Plante Moran REIA Joe Perez Plante Moran REIA
    Article July 1, 2020 1 min read
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  • Real estate planning and the effects of COVID-19 for religious institutes

    Now may be the best time for leaders of religious institutes to consider how the needs of a post-pandemic world might influence your use and disposition of real estate and property.

    Doug Smith Plante Moran REIA Thomas Zimmer III, Esq. Plante Moran Cresa
    Article June 17, 2020 4 min read
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  • Overcoming real estate development challenges: Why hire a development consultant?

    Especially in this time of economic uncertainty and constant change, new developments can be difficult to start or move forward with, or may require strategic repositioning efforts. How can real estate development consultants help optimize financial investment, increase ROI, and minimize risk?

    Tori Manix Plante Moran REIA
    Article May 28, 2020 5 min read
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  • Becoming the religious communities we’re called to be
    As sheltering in place continues in most states, members are finding more time for reflection and deeper conversations. This article is a reflection on the Resurrection story on Thomas and the disciples.
    Erin George Plante Moran REIA Jerry Gumbleton Plante Moran REIA
    Article May 25, 2020 3 min read
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Our Work

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Facility assessments aid in multi-location religious institute's capital planning
In 2008, six former regional communities came together to form the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest, who then sought to discover the condition and value of the community's facilities.
Case Study June 3, 2015 1 min read
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Plante Moran Cresa assists religious institute with building sale and space transition
The Pious Society of St. Paul needed help in determining the best course of action for the deteriorating 1920s former school building it was using as a residence and publishing center.
Case Study May 4, 2015 1 min read

Working With Us

In serving religious institutes for more than 65 years, we deeply understand that your mission and ministry are at the heart of your organization. We work diligently to appreciate them and ensure our services and advocacy are aligned to your mission, values, and operating philosophies.

How can we help your business?

Contact us or submit an RFP