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Message from Dwight  

I recently met my personal health hero Crossfit Games Champion Rich Froning. I was over the moon at the opportunity to meet one of my heroes, and I left the encounter with far more than I imagined.

Becoming a world champion does not happen by accident but through focus. As Rich shared, that focus does not start in the gym. It starts within yourself by discovering who you are and knowing your core ethics and strengths. Rich asserts that when you ask someone who they are, they often respond with a role or a title: a father, a lawyer, an athlete. However, this is not who you are, it's what you do. By Rich's definition, who you are is what is left when everything else has been stripped away. When you drop the role or the title, you find your values, talent, and purpose. Rich defines this as your "BE," and it is only through finding your BE that you can attain your highest results.  

I know who I am: a father, son, boyfriend, brother, and CEO. But it is another thing entirely to think about what remains if all those titles were gone. I think I know, but it is hard to put into words. My core revolves around family, love, and loyalty. I hope knowing myself a little better will aid me in achieving my purpose of helping other to achieve their purpose. Thanks, Rich, for helping me to get to know myself a little better!!  

In Rich's words, who do you BE?


Bonaventure Design & Construction

After an unusually wet summer, Aspire at Carriage Hill in Richmond, VA has topped out and focus has turned to working hard on finishing the interiors in time for its scheduled completion in late May 2019. Follow the progress live here.

Bonaventure Construction has broken ground on a Class A 289-unit property in Williamsburg, Arbordale Apartments. The community's clubhouse is scheduled to open in October 2019, and the first units will be ready for occupancy in December 2019.

Multiple renovations are ongoing at Magnolia Run Apartments in Virginia Beach, VA including a clubhouse remodel scheduled to be completed in February 2019. Click here to see a sneak peek!

Amenities at Alexandria, VA's The Encore are undergoing an exterior face lift, scheduled to be completed in January 2019.

Bonaventure About Town

Games of Bonaventure!

Core Value #2: Work Hard, Play Hard! 
Bonaventure's annual picnic was held at Deep Run Park in Henrico, VA on October 3. Teams came together to celebrate their accomplishments and their BonaVersaries! Teams participated in games such as tug of war, sac jump, plunger run, egg race & more! Congratulations to our Bill Bessenfelder Award winners Jon Malinish, Antwan Edwards, and Curtis Miller for being true to our Core Values everyday! An award well deserved.

Need a laugh? Check out our Krispy Kreme Relay here!

HVAC Training!

On September 27th, Ferguson sponsored an HVAC class for our Service Teams at our HQ office in Tidewater. The teams learned about super heat, sub cooling, the flow of the freon, and more. We are excited for the next class for our Richmond and NOVA properties as well. Bonaventure is looking forward to extending our knowledge to our valued service teams!

Welcome to the BonaFam, JoAnn & Sarah!

Bonaventure hits the jackpot with recent hires Sarah Bernier and JoAnn Maguire! 

Sarah, Regional Property Manager, will be overseeing our Tidewater communities. She brings 20+ years experience, and we are confident she will lead her teams to success. Fun fact: she jumped out of a perfectly good plane for the thrill of it. No challenge will frighten her!  

JoAnn, Regional Property Manager, will be overseeing our Richmond and Northern Virginia communities. She has earned herself an excellent reputation in the industry and we couldn't be happier to have her in the BonaFam! Fun fact: she is a volunteer EMT and firefighter. We are in good hands! 

What We're Reading

Why Focusing On Your Job Title Means Less Success
By William Arruda

Since the day we searched for that first job out of school, we have become addicted to job titles. We have been programmed to measure our success in terms of those labels. Job titles are so much a part of who we are that they share the slot with our name when we introduce ourselves to others: “Senior Manager in Learning and Development.” “Sales Director.” “Associate VP in Research and Development.” And we are keenly aware of the next job title we seek.

But focusing too much on your title can actually work against you in today’s world of work. When you equate yourself with your job title, you’re actually making yourself a commodity – interchangeable with anyone else who has the same title. To excel, you have to separate yourself from the pack, positioning yourself as a unique and valuable brand.

Focus On Your Talents, Not On Your Title

Read More: Forbes

Bonaventure's Featured Property!

Welcome, Elevations One! We are excited to announce the rebranding of Glen Arbor in Woodbridge, VA. Residents now enjoy a new clubhouse featuring a billiard table, shuffleboard, arcade games, cyber lounge, and kitchenette. The ultimate spot for relaxation and entertaining, this 209-unit property is conveniently located near I95, only 30 minutes to DC.
Learn More About Elevations One!

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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