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Property & Real Estate Consulting for Religious Institutes

We know religious institutes have real estate questions. We develop solutions that align mission, ministry, and membership with real estate decisions.

Plante Moran REIA, the real estate investment consulting group within Plante Moran, can assist religious institutes and their sponsored ministries to address a variety of real estate needs. Our experts can evaluate your community’s portfolio of owned and leased space and assist in identifying opportunities that might exist to use your assets for the benefit of your mission and the support of your members. Whether buying, leasing, selling, or undertaking a large construction project, our professionals can provide you with expert analysis and guidance for your real estate decisions.

In serving religious institutes, Plante Moran REIA recognizes that discernment as to how you use your real estate resources to sustain your mission, charism, and members is essential. Our focus is on assisting you to make certain that your real estate holdings support your mission and members in the near term and into the future, while keeping your demographic and financial realities in mind.

Working With Us

Through the range of services we have provided to religious institutes and their sponsored ministries we have been afforded the opportunity to develop an 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 have focused 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 you a tailored evaluation as a result of our experience of working with more than 175 religious congregations and 800 long-term care and senior housing facilities.

Our Work

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Community & real estate master planning helps religious community support needs of aging Sisters

The Benedictine Sisters of Chicago needed expert guidance to assist them in community financial and ministry planning, determining options for healthcare and residential needs, and identifying reuse opportunities for their land given their land use preferences, financial realities, and residential needs.

Thomas Zimmer III Plante Moran REIA
Case Study 2011 - present 3 min read
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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