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Message from Dwight  

Even as snow and ice arrived this week, the first official day of spring is only one month away. Signs of spring are already, literally, blossoming. Outside our Arlington offices some brave daffodils are beginning to poke their leaves through the cold soil. It is in that plant's DNA to grow, and our business is no different. Growth is an inherent ingredient in any successful organization. 

It thrills me that Bonaventure is growing. We have a pipeline of new projects and new properties. While the growth of our portfolio is important, investing in the growth of our people is far more vital. I say often: Bonaventure is a people business that happens to do real estate. 

In fact, the most important asset in our portfolio is our people. As much as it is in the DNA of a flower to grow, it is in the DNA of humans to grow. Our human capital must be planted in fertile soil, nourished with the right fertilizer, and have their goal set to reach to the sun. Because like successful companies, if people aren't growing, they're dying.

How will you grow this spring?


Bonaventure Design & Construction

After months of growing from the dirt up, the interiors at Aspire at Carriage Hill in Richmond, VA are currently being finished in preparation for its late May 2019 completion. Follow the progress live here.
Ground has been broken on Aura at Arbordale, a Class A 289-unit property in Williamsburg, VA. The community clubhouse is scheduled to open in October 2019, and the first units will be ready for occupancy in December 2019. Watch its construction live here.

Magnolia Run Apartments in Virginia Beach, VA welcomes multiple ongoing renovations including a clubhouse remodel scheduled to be completed in April 2019. Click here to see a sneak peek!

Bonaventure Construction is also scheduled to break ground this month on Aspire at Belmont Bay, a 124-unit Independent Living community in Woodbridge, VA. Stay tuned for more updates!

Bonaventure About Town

Rammy & SatisFacts Winners

The Bonaventure team recently attended the 2019 Rammy Awards. Presented by the Central Virginia Apartment Association, the event recognizes and celebrates the many achievements of the finest multifamily communities and colleagues. Acclaim at Carriage Hill was honored to be awarded "Senior Community of the Year." We are very proud of this team for this accomplishment!
In addition, accolades go to several of our communities for being a 2018 Resident Satisfaction Award Winner! Congratulations to Aura at Quarterpath, Aura at Towne Place, Acclaim at Carriage Hill, Cedar Grove, CovePointe at the Landings, Infinity at Centerville Crossing, Magnolia Run, Meridian Parkside, Nexus at Sandhill, Oak Lake, Pinnacle, Promenade Pointe, The Amber at Greenbrier, The Cascades, and Windsong. Each of these communities maintained a 4.0 or higher SatisFacts scores. Bonaventure was awarded an overall rating of 4.20. We can't wait to grow to new heights in 2019! 


Grow with our Award-Winning Team!

What We're Reading

In Business, You're Either Growing Or You're Dying

By Mark Schellinger

As an executive member of a business, you're always asking yourself, "What does it take to build an enduring, great company and to continuously improve and grow?" When one of our co-founders made the statement that "You're either growing or you're dying," my initial knee-jerk reaction was that this was extreme and harsh. I figured his focus on sales and financial growth was driving this conclusion. However, upon further reflection, what he said had so much more to do with growth culture, a strong team and bold goals than simply revenue growth.

Focus On Growth Culture

The growth culture isn't a component of a company's strategy, it is the company's strategy. Growth is a framework that needs to drive all operational tasks, projects and initiatives of a company. The DNA of the company needs to be growth. Opportunities for growth are endless and should always be seized. Companies that don't grow generally don't attract the most talented team members (because great people seek growth) and are therefore at a disadvantage from the very beginning.

Growth-focused companies attract the best people, and A-team players want to play with other A-team players, creating a virtuous cycle. These companies invest heavily in the development and growth of their people (above all else) and watch as everyone grows together. It's understood that the company's growth is a byproduct of the team's growth, not the other way around. This positive feedback loop of obtaining great people allows for more growth, which allows for more personal and professional challenges, which in turn allows for more growth that leads to more great people becoming team members (and repeat, again and again). This momentum is everything and it only occurs if a team is constantly growing and pushing their own boundaries and capabilities.

Read More: Forbes

Bonaventure's Growing Portfolio!

The Edge @ 450

Please join us in welcoming The Edge @ 450 to the Bonaventure family! This 156-unit property in Norfolk, VA features luxurious details in each apartment home that leave residents and their guests truly impressed! The modern floor plans feature high-tech Nest thermostats, crystal quartz counter tops, sleek natural gas ranges, unique French doors, and more. The clubhouse redefines amenities and convenience with a fitness and yoga studio, pet grooming spa, onsite tanning, salt-water pool, and private garage parking. This brag-worthy property is a must see!
Learn More About The Edge @450!

About Bonaventure

One company. One focus. Multiple Solutions. Multifamily.


Bonaventure is a real estate services provider executing best-in-class solutions within the multifamily sector. On behalf of our empowered partners, Bonaventure manages, develops, finances (and everything in between) multifamily communities across the east coast. If you have a need, we have a solution


With a focus on multifamily, we are a dynamic company embracing the turbulence of the marketplace through proactive strategy rather than reactive solutions.  Whether you need help renting out apartments, refinancing your building, or creating a new development, we are a one-stop shop with all your answers.


Let us be your wingman.

Meet the Team

Dwight D. Dunton III

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Cobb

Chief Investment Officer

JP Hyland

SVP of Investments


Jeff Price

Chief Imagineer

Daniel Bauman

President, Bonaventure Property Management

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January 2017 Issue

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