The Donaldson Group, Angelo Gordon Obtain Loan from Wells Fargo Following All-Cash Acquisition of 459-Unit MD Apartment Complex
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The Donaldson Group, Angelo Gordon Obtain Loan from Wells Fargo
Following All-Cash Acquisition of 459-Unit MD Apartment Complex
Rockville, MD, January 31, 2011– The Donaldson Group (TDG) of Rockville, MD and its equity partner, New York-based Angelo, Gordon & Company (AG), have closed on acquisition and renovation financing for a 459-unit apartment community in Temple Hills, MD. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. provided the loan.
Maury Zanoff and Matthew Williams at CBRE Capital Markets represented the partnership in the loan transaction, working with Katherine Reid and Andrew Lucas of Wells Fargo.
TDG and AG acquired Heather Hill Apartment Homes for $38 million in December 2010 in an all-cash transaction. The seller, Tarragon Corporation of New York City, sold the property as part of a reorganization following Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
TDG Executive Vice President Carlton Einsel said: “The JV’s ability to make an all-cash offer helped meet the seller’s objective of closing before the end of the year. It was a considerable accomplishment to obtain an acquisition and renovation financing loan from Wells Fargo just a short time later.”
The new ownership will embark shortly on a capital improvement program for the community, located at 5837 Fisher Road in Prince George’s County. Common area renovations will include extensive improvements to the property’s community center, including a new fitness center, business center, entrance, lobby, and landscaping. Interior unit renovations will provide residents with all-new kitchens, updated bathrooms with water-conserving fixtures, new carpeting, individual washer-dryers, new windows and sliding doors, new balcony railings, and upgrades to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Building exterior improvements will include new facades, gutters, and downspouts.
Heather Hill comprises 18 low-rise buildings situated on 21 park-like wooded acres. Residents enjoy their own neighborhood playground, swimming pools, tennis court, basketball court, and an onsite Metrobus stop. The community has easy access to I-495 and is located just a short distance from shopping, entertainment, and major employment centers including National Harbor, Andrews and Bolling Air Force Bases, the Washington Navy Yard, the Census Bureau, and many more.
Heather Hill’s apartment homes include a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging from 610 to 1,236 square feet, each one featuring a private balcony or patio. Heather Hill is the only property in the area that offers three-bedroom, two-bath apartments, and also is the only one in which all two-bedroom units have two bathrooms. All of the second-story apartments feature dual wood-burning fireplaces and oversized walk-in closets.
Founded in 1998 by Walter R. Donaldson, CPM, The Donaldson Group is a full-service real estate management and investment firm offering comprehensive services and expertise in property and asset management; accounting and financial management; investment, underwriting, and acquisition analysis; and construction management and renovation services. Since 2003, TDG has advised clients on the acquisition of approximately 10,500 multifamily units valued at over $1.25 billion, and has taken over management of approximately 15,000 units. During the same time period, TDG has advised clients in disposing of over $1 billion in real property investments, comprising approximately 8,400 units, and has managed over $100 million worth of renovation work. For more information, visit www.thedonaldsongroup.com.
Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. (“AG”) is an SEC registered investment advisor that makes investments directly on behalf of various investment funds for which it acts as the investment manager. The firm manages assets of approximately $23 billion. AG has participated in approximately 290 real estate investments on behalf of our firm and various managed investment funds over the past seventeen years having a gross purchase price in excess of $13 billion.