As Founding Director of the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University, Andrew Carle defined terminology and criteria for a new category of senior housing – University Based Retirement Communities™, or UBRCs™”. Both were based on extensive research and on-site review of existing university models, including “Founding Father” communities at Indiana University and Iowa State, as well as communities at Stanford, Cornell, Notre Dame, Penn State, and the University of Florida, among others.
The "UBRC" terminology and criteria have been rapidly accepted within the senior housing industry, academic community, and by consumers. A 20+ year senior housing executive, Mr. Carle is considered the leading authority and consultant on university retirement communities, with his work featured in or on The New York Times, PBS NewsHour, NPR, The Chronicle for Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report, AARP Magazine, and The Journal on Active Aging, among others.
Carle Consulting, LLC is available to assist academic institutions, alumni associations, learning in retirement programs, or senior housing developers and operators considering the addition of, or seeking to improve upon an existing university retirement community.
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Solutions for the
Principle "UBRC" Services:
“UBRCs 101: What You Need To Know”
Audiences: University Boards, Presidents and Executive Staff, Deans/Dept. Chairs/Directors, Alumni Groups, State legislators, Senior Housing Developers/Investors. (90 minutes)
This nationally recognized presentation provides an overview of the information most needed to assess the addition of a retirement community on or near a campus, including:
Site Selection and Partnership Formation:
Audiences: University Boards, Presidents and Executive Staff, Senior Housing Developers and Operators.
Assistance and/or Project Advising related but not limited to:
Project Development and Program Implementation:
Audiences: University Deans/Department Chairs/Directors, Senior Housing Operators.
Assistance/direction in developing and implementing "Student-to-Community" and "Resident-to-Institution" programs, including: