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Plante Moran Living Forward

Our Expertise

The next level of senior living development
Plante Moran Living Forward brings together a team of experts focused on improving the quality of life and places of care for our nation’s seniors. As a trusted development advisor, we specialize in addressing the evolving real estate, development, and construction needs of senior living communities. We help clients understand market need, determine the scope and feasibility of their capital projects, and oversee the design and construction process.

We help you plan senior living projects

We can help you make informed decisions regarding service and asset repositioning, building needs, renovations, new construction, mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. Our approach to your project starts long before a shovel hits the ground by creating a clear view of important senior housing trends, market conditions, and growth opportunities.

Our team brings decades of experience, having performed more than 500 senior living market and financial feasibility studies across the nation to help leadership teams define the scope, budget, and schedule of their senior living development or repositioning projects.

Our planning services include:

We help you coordinate financing for senior housing projects

We work closely with clients to tailor your project’s financing strategy to your specific risk profile and capital requirements and then assist in financing coordination. 

Our financial models are highly dynamic and have built-in capabilities for testing various sensitivities, scenarios, and assumptions.

Our financial services include:

We help you complete senior living development projects

Managing a senior living capital project requires making hundreds of informed decisions about construction delivery methods, architects and contractors, efficient space usage, project budgets, and phasing schedules. Our team has completed billions of dollars in new construction and renovation projects and can assist your organization concept through completion.

Our services include:

  • Owner’s representation services
  • Change order management
  • Project accounting procedures, controls, and reporting guidelines
  • Payment application and invoice processing
  • Furniture, fixture, and equipment (FF&E) coordination
  • Technology coordination
  • Project closeout: warranties, as-built documentation, inspections, and commissioning
  • Move management

Our unique advantage

Our proven approach to helping senior living owners create financially sound and desirable senior living properties has been fine-tuned over decades of 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.

Case Studies

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Graceworks Bethany Village Vista Place Kitchen - New Senior Living Development in Ohio

Graceworks Lutheran Services: Vista Place

Dayton, OH

Graceworks Lutheran Services’ 1970s-era independent living building was once seen as impossible to reposition. Our development consultants proposed creative solutions to reimagine the aging building into a revenue-generator.

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Clark Retirement Community Keller Lake Senior Living Development Exterior

Clark Retirement Community: Keller Lake Campus

Grand Rapids, MI

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.

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Marquette Medical Care Facility Senior Living Exterior

Marquette Medical Care Facility

Marquette County, MI

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.

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Moorings Park Grande Lake Clubhouse Exterior and Pool, Naples, Florida

Moorings Park Communities

Naples, FL

Moorings Park Communities engaged Plante Moran Living Forward as owner’s representative during the construction of a new Clubhouse at the Moorings Park Grande Lake campus in Florida.

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Madonna Manor

Villa Hills, KY

Madonna Manor engaged Plante Moran Living Forward to conduct a thorough financial analysis and debt capacity study of building a replacement nursing home on its campus.

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Clark Retirement Community: Franklin Campus

Grand Rapids, MI

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.

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Client Experience

Working with our senior living development advisors

We’re structured differently to serve you differently. Our “one-firm” firm philosophy is a unifying structure that means you receive access to a multidisciplinary team and all the resources of Plante Moran including its tax, audit, and senior living operations consulting expertise, Plante Moran Realpoint's (PMR), formerly Plante Moran Cresa's, commercial real estate acumen, and Plante Moran Realpoint Investment Advisors (PMRIA), formerly Plante Moran REIA’ consulting and transaction capabilities.


Our clients say
I have had the privilege of working with [Plante Moran Living Forward] for the past 25 years, and they have never failed to impress me with their exceptional knowledge, professionalism, attention to detail, and outstanding customer service. I would strongly recommend them to any owner or provider of senior living.
Timothy Dressman
Vice President of Business Development, CHI Living Communities