Case Studies

Rolling Brook Village

The Donaldson Group acquired Rolling Brook Village in December 2012.  The business plan consisted of correcting significant deferred maintenance and taking advantage of needed value add upgrades, as well as continuing an interior unit renovation program to generate rent premiums that were competitive in the market.  More Info

Andrews Ridge

The Donaldson Group (TDG) acquired Andrews Ridge through a short sale in May 2011.  TDG managed a $15mm renovation, consisting of new signage, extensive re-landscaping, amenity enhancements (including a newly constructed community center with fitness, business and youth activities center), new playgrounds,  More Info

Regency Pointe

The Donaldson Group managed a $16.6mm renovation, consisting of curb appeal upgrades including new signage, extensive re-landscaping, amenity enhancements and more.  More Info

Heather Hill

When acquired, Heather Hill was undercapitalized and suffered from deferred maintenance. The property was undermanaged and under-merchandised in the market and was lacking true customer service.  More Info

The Glendale

The Glendale (formerly Countryside Apartments) was a struggling community, suffering from high operating expenses (particularly utility expense), stagnant rents, high delinquency and crime issues.  More Info

Peachtree of McLean

Peachtree of McLean was a Class B-/C+ property in a Class A market that had grown tired and stagnant and was not performing to its potential. The curb appeal was lacking, the amenities were non-existent, and the apartment units were out of date.  More Info

Circle Towers

Circle Towers is a 16-acre mixed-use complex that includes 554 high-rise apartment units, 52 townhouse apartments, 40,000 square foot office building, and 17,000 square feet of retail space.  More Info

Parke Laurel Apartments

Parke Laurel Apartments (formerly Larchdale Woods) was a sleepy, under-performing asset that was under-managed, under-capitalized and poorly maintained. As a result, curb appeal was poor, rent levels and income generated were below potential and operating expenses were excessive.  More Info

Ashford at Coopers Crossing

Coopers Crossing was well located in an improving market in close proximity to the Capitol Plaza Mall, which was being redeveloped to include several national retailers. Coopers Crossing suffered from a poor reputation in the community, with drug and crime issues, lack of capital and weak management that lead to extensive delinquency.  More Info

Ashford at Henson Creek

When acquired, Henson Creek (formerly Arbor View) was a poorly performing asset with absentee ownership and weak management. The asset was seriously under-capitalized, poorly maintained, and suffered from inattentive customer service.  More Info

Ashford Park

When acquired, Ashford Park (formerly Mews at Kennebec) was significantly undervalued due to bad management, severe lack of capital and poor reputation in the community.  More Info

The Hanover

The Hanover (formerly Greenway Village) suffered from absentee ownership and was a seriously under-capitalized and under-managed asset. The property had terrible curb appeal, provided no customer service to its residents, had below market rents, and attracted an inferior resident base for the Greenbelt market.  More Info

Cypress Creek

Walt Donaldson directed the rehabilitation and construction efforts at Cypress Creek during his tenure as Senior Vice President and Director of Property Management at Dreyfuss Brothers, Inc.  More Info