Andrew Carle, President, Carle Consulting, LLC is considered the preeminent authority and leading consultant on university retirement communities. A 30+ year senior living executive, he is currently Founder and Lead Instructor for the curricula in Senior Living Administration at Georgetown University. He previously served as the Founding Director and Executive-in-Residence for the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University where, in 2006, he defined terminology and criteria for a new category of senior housing – University Retirement Communities, or URCs. 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 URC terminology and criteria have been rapidly accepted within the senior housing industry, academic community, and by consumers, with Mr. Carle's URC work featured in or on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, PBS NewsHour, NPR, The Chronicle for Higher Education, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, AARP Magazine, and The Journal on Active Aging, among others. He has presented at more than 30 national and international conferences on UBRCs and future senior living models and consulted to numerous academic institutions, alumni associations, and senior living developers on URC related projects.
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 "URC" Services:
“URCs: What You Need To Know”
Audiences: University Boards, Presidents and Executive Staff, Deans/Dept. Chairs/Directors, Alumni Groups, State legislators, Senior Housing Developers/Operators. (60 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-University" programs, including: