Fundamentals of Operations

This Course is Only Offered as Part of the Certificate Program

After an introduction to the operating economics for a senior living community, including the typical resident profile, common elements of building design, service offerings, revenues, and operating expenses, we’ll follow a similar structure for all remaining care segments.

What you will learn:

  • Introduction to the operating economics for senior housing and care communities
  • Regulatory matters covering compliance, regulations and regulatory authorities
  • Ownership structures, including profit and nonprofit organizations, ownership entities, and common organizational structures
  • Balance sheets. Common capital structures
  • Management teams. Key components for evaluating the effectiveness of a management team
  • An exploration of innovation and emerging trends



  • Randy Richardson, Lead Instructor
    Former CEO and President, Strategic Advisor of Vi
  • Cameron Bell
    Vice President, Portfolio Management, National Health Investors
  • James Estes
    Director, Investments, Blue Moon Capital Partners
  • Justin Hutchens
    Executive Vice President, Senior Housing and Chief Investment Officer, Ventas, Inc
  • Kathy Sweeney
    Co-founder, Managing Partner and CIO, Blue Moon Capital Partners
  • Ken Segarnick
    Chief Corporate Officer, Brandywine Living
  • Maria Nadelstumph
    Senior Vice President of the Brandywine Center of Excellence, Brandywine Living
  • Melissa Evraets
    President of Resident Care-Chief Nursing Officer, Vi Senior Living
  • Mitch Brown
    Principal Consultant, Senior Housing Consulting (SHC)
  • Molly Vaughan
    CFO, The Springs Living
  • Tara Cope
    EVP and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Vi Senior Living


Optional Prerequisite Resources

  • Microsoft Excel from Beginner to Advanced
  • The Real Estate Financial Modeling Bootcamp
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling the Complete Guide