We are a full-service development group that works with both for-profit and not-for-profit clients. We specialize in senior living communities, navigating various contract types such as entrance fee, rental and co-op models.

We are centrally located in the heart of the United States, some have confused it for heaven, we call it Iowa! Our central location allows us to serve the needs of our clients from coast to coast with relative ease.

Why MavenCrux? A Maven is someone who is knowledgeable or experienced within a given field or subject. The Crux is the decisive or most important point at issue.

Just as the bull elephant is a dependable and reliable helper to navigate a wide variety of terrains, MavenCrux is the partner that will always listen and never forget what means the most to our clients.


Expertise MavenCrux brings to your project…

The two founders of MavenCrux have a combined 47 years of Real Estate and Development experience.  During these prior years of positions with national firms, the MavenCrux founders have managed in excess of $2.03B in project funds.

We are committed to the highest level of quality and innovation. The following expertise helps save you time and cost and ensures the best value for your investment.

  • Project managment
  • Public representation
  • Process implementation
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Risk management processes and analysis
  • Planning/strategic agility 
  • Budgeting and finance acumen
  • Collaborative team leadership
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Problem solving 
  • Strategic and analytic decision making

Let us help you determine if we are the right partners for you!

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Services MavenCrux provides…

We have developed nearly every level of care within the senior living market segment:  independent living (casitas/villas/apartments), assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, adult day care, and physical/occupational therapy suites.  This experience was completed in many of the most rigorous jurisdictional processes in states from coast to coast. We have also programmed some unique amenity spaces for our clients, such as craft breweries, rooftop pickleball courts, performing arts theaters, formal dining, rooftop lounges, and more.

The following is a list of some specific services we can provide:
  • Site selection
  • Entitlements/Rezoning
  • Master planning
  • Financial feasibility/modeling
  • Contract review/negotiation
  • Collaborative team management
  • Construction coordination/oversight 
  • Marketing oversite to stabilization
  • Operational and management coordination
  • Market research



Bryan Schnurr, CEO/Partner

J. Ross Nichols

J. Ross Nichols, COO/Partner


Senior Living Community

Located in Polk City, Iowa.  This $45.3M project will be a 132 unit community with independent living apartments, assisted living, and memory care residences.  Additionally, it will have a robust clubhouse with a variety of amenity spaces for residents to enjoy!  This project is projected to begin construction in the Fall of 2023.

Amare Vita at Shadow Creek a 55+ Active Adult Community

Located in Clive, Iowa, construction began in the fall of 2022.  This community will consist of 58 individual homes that range from 1,600 to 3,000 square feet and will include a common clubhouse with outdoor/indoor gathering spaces and various amenities.

Visit www.amarevitaliving.com for more information!

New Hope Assembly of God

Located in Urbandale, Iowa.  This $15.0M project is currently under construction and due to be completed the summer of 2022.  This expansion includes administration offices, commercial kitchen, chapel, classrooms, gymnasium, and a purpose-built kids ministry area.

On Our Resumes (prior to establishing MavenCrux as Co-Founders):

The Heritage at Brentwood – Brentwood, TN

    • Phase 1 – Closeout on a $99.9M startup Life Plan Community
    • Phase 2 – Assisted with the Completion on a $25.2M villa/garden villa project
    • Phase 3 – Completed a $9.4M skilled nursing facility addition
    • Phase 4 – Completed the pre-finance development activities on an $80.1M expansion project

Sagewood – Phoenix, AZ

    • Phase 1 – Assisted/closed out a $270.2M startup Life Plan Community
    • Phase 1C – Completed a $20.1M skilled nursing facility
    • Phase 1E – Completed an $8.1M casita/dining expansion
    • Phase 2B – Completed a $13.2M skilled nursing facility addition
    • Phase 1F – Completed a $55.4M auditorium, casita, and assisted living expansion
    • Phase 2 – Completed a $99.9M apartment building expansion

Inspirations at Town Center – Jacksonville, FL

    • Phase 1 – Completed a $50.0M rental community with independent living and commons

Trillium Woods – Plymouth, MN

    • Phase 1 – Completed a $185.2M startup Life Plan Community

Villaggio – San Luis Obispo, CA

    • Predevelopment lead on a $225.0M startup Life Plan Community

Hearthstone – Pella, IA

    • Completed a $65.0M assisted living, memory care, and commons community utilizing a small-house concept

Timber Ridge – Issaquah, WA

    • Phase 1 – Assisted with the closeout on a $127.1M startup CCRC

Casa de las Campanas – San Diego, CA

    • Phase 1 – Completed a $13.8M wellness expansion, and salon/bistro renovation
    • Phase 2 – Under construction on a $58.4M skilled nursing facility
    • Phase 3 – Obtained the approvals/design development drawings for a $70.1M building expansion

Friendship Village of Tempe – Tempe, AZ

    • Phase 1 – Completed a $34.3M apartment building expansion with rooftop pickleball courts
    • Phase 2 – Closed financing/began construction on a $39.2M apartment building expansion with a rooftop restaurant

Siena Lakes – Naples, FL

    • Phase 1 – Obtained the zoning and site plan approvals for a $155.6M startup CCRC

North Oaks – Pikesville, MD

    • Phase 1 – Completed a $307K dining room renovation
    • Phase 2 – Completed a $4.0M commons renovation and window replacement project

StoneRidge – Mystic, CT

    • Phase 2 – Closeout on a $26.7M expansion project

Blakehurst – Towson, MD

    • Phase 1 – Completed a $5.5M renovation project on a dining room and skilled nursing facility
    • Phase 2 – Completed the pre-finance development activities on an $18.2M assisted living/wellness expansion

Dallas Retirement Village – Dallas, OR

    • Phase 1 – completed a $45.0M independent living and commons expansion

Cypress Cove – Fort Myers, FL

    • Phase 2 – Completed a $32.0M independent living expansion

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