www.marejournal.com M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal — November 9 - 22, 2018 — 3A Adding 625 units to its current 11,000-unit multifamily management portfolio The Donaldson Group takes over management of 625 apartments in Richmond & Norfolk, VA

I CHMOND AND NORFOLK, VA — T h e Do n a l d s o n Group (TDG) of Rockville, MD has continued to expand southward beyond its base in the Washington, DC metro area, adding 625 units to its current 11,000-unit multi- family management portfolio. The company has taken over management of two recently traded apartment communi- ties, one in Richmond and the other in Norfolk. In the Richmond suburb of Chester, TDG has begun managing Rivermont Cross- ing, a 457-unit rental com- munity with 312 apartments and 145 townhomes. In one of the market’s largest mul- tifamily transactions to date, the property was acquired by longtime TDG client The Ste- ven A. Goldberg Company of Bethesda, MD. In Norfolk, TDG is now managing The Lafayette, a 168-unit high rise apartment building that was acquired recently by Graycliff Capital Partners, LLC. TDG will be R

Rivermont Crossing

The Lafayette

assisting in the property reno- vation that will include hall- way and lobby improvements, relocation of the leasing cen- ter and amenities, elevator upgrades, and interior unit renovations. Combined with a 300-unit Charlottesville, VA apart- ment community that TDG has managed for six years on behalf of The Goldstar Group , TDG now manages 925 apartments in central and southern Virginia. The compa- ny plans to grow its footprint

in the Richmond and Hamp- ton Roads markets through both third-party management contracts and acquisitions as principals. “We believe we can bring our strongmanagement opera- tions to these growing markets and significantly improve com- munities for our clients as well as for our own principal deals,” said TDG senior vice president John Majeski . “Richmond has strong population growth, great colleges and universi- ties, and a large and diverse

employment base.” Hampton Roads, Majeski continued, is the largest mar- ket between Washington, DC and Atlanta, with a significant healthcare and high-tech de- fense presence. The metropoli- tan area is home to the Port of Virginia, the third largest- volume port on the East Coast. Due to its collaborative, integrity-based approach to its clients, TDG’s manage- ment portfolio has experienced 9.31% average annual NOI (net operating income) growth Harbor’s newest condomini- um community, it is Barkan’s 4th National Harbor client. Similarly, the addition of Fairmont 1005 & Fairmont 1009 condominiums brings the entire Fairmont commu- nity (four 74-unit Associa- tions as well as the Fairmont Community Association) to It is also highly recommended to implement suitable change management from the very beginning of the design. Edu- cating employees on new ways of working can create oppor- tunities for a more productive working environment. Setting standard policies for the dos and don’ts for the various spaces can help mitigate issues with privacy, noise, and inter- ruptions that causes productiv- ity to decline. Activity-based workspaces do not fit every company.

over the past five years. Since inception, TDG has advised clients on acquisitions of over $1.75 billion in real estate investment transactions com- prising 18,000 units. The company also has taken over management of over 28,000 units, advised clients in dis- posing of over $1.25 billion in real property investments totaling 16,000 units, recapi- talized 5,000 units valued at $350 million, and managed over $350 million in construc- tion/renovation work.  Barkan Management.” According to Feltenberger, Barkan’s MetropolitanWash- ington DC management port- folio is comprised of 39 client communities representing approximately 7200 units, including condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowner associations.  Employers need to take into consideration the type of work that their employees do and their own management style should be considered to deter- mine if activity-based work- spaces will be successful. If you think activity-based workspaces would benefit your company but not sure where to begin, HF Planners can assist you in transforming your cur- rent office space. Contact us today to learn more! Julia Horner, Associate AIA, LEED AP, HP Plan- ners. 

BarkanManagement expands its portfolio inMid-Atlantic Region

WASHINGTON DC — Barkan Management , one of the industry-leaders in

residential p r o p e r t y management w i t h 1 6 5 p r ope r t i e s under man- agement in nine states, t o d a y a n - nounced it has added

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four properties to its portfo- lio, expanding the company’s reach in the mid-Atlantic region. New clients in the Washington DCmetropolitan area for which Barkan will provide a full suite of prop- erty management services in- clude: The Haven at National Harbor, a 248-unit luxury condominium complex located at National Harbor, MD; The Vistas at Laurel Lakes, a 192- unit condominium located in Laurel, MD; Chantilly Park,

The Haven at National Harbor (MD)

a 208-unit condominium com- munity located in Chantilly, VA; and Fairmont 1005 & Fairmont 100. Both are 74- unit condominiums located in Hyattsville, MD. “Since opening our Met- ropolitan Washington office in February 2011, we have

quickly established ourselves as the area’s premiere man- agement company,” said Mi- chael Feltenberger , senior VP of Barkan Management Company. “The addition of The Haven is example of our growing presence in the area. In addition to being National

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