The Donaldson Group, Angelo Gordon Obtain Loan from Wells Fargo Following All-Cash Acquisition of 599-Unit MD Apartment Complex

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The Donaldson Group (TDG) of Rockville, MD and New York-based Angelo, Gordon & Company (AG), have closed on acquisition and renovation financing for a 599-unit apartment community in Forestville, MD.

Regency Pointe Apartments

Regency Pointe Apartments Forestville, MD

“We view Regency Pointe as an excellent opportunity to reposition a well-located apartment community in a strong rental market at a historically low basis with significant opportunities to add value”

The Donaldson Group (TDG) of Rockville, MD and New York-based Angelo, Gordon & Company (AG), have closed on acquisition and renovation financing for a 599-unit apartment community in Forestville, MD. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. provided the loan. TDG and AG originally purchased the first mortgage on the property in May 2010 for $20 million in an all-cash transaction, and subsequently foreclosed on the property.

Maury Zanoff and Matthew Williams at CBRE Capital Markets represented the partnership in sourcing the debt, working with Katherine Reid and Andrew Lucas of Wells Fargo.

“We view Regency Pointe as an excellent opportunity to reposition a well-located apartment community in a strong rental market at a historically low basis with significant opportunities to add value,” said Carlton Einsel, Executive Vice President, The Donaldson Group. “Despite its excellent location within the submarket, the property has suffered operationally as a result of historical mismanagement and poorly capitalized ownership.”

TDG has begun a $16 million capital improvement program for Regency Pointe, starting with full renovation of 77 units currently vacant due to fire damage.TDG also will renovate additional unit interiors, providing new upscale kitchens, flooring, lighting, carpeting, doors, fixtures and upgraded bathrooms. The exterior building facades will be improved with new siding as well as new decorative cornice molding and shutter treatments. TDG will upgrade hallways and stairwells, provide a new fitness center and business center, upgrade laundry rooms, repair and replace roofs, fix broken concrete and asphalt, and improve landscaping throughout the community.

In addition, TDG plans to replace the obsolete and inefficient central heating and cooling plant with individual energy-efficient electric heat pumps for each apartment unit. TDG also will repair the remaining water pipes with an epoxy lining to stop expensive and wasteful leaks.

Located at 3253 Walters Lane in Forestville, Regency Pointe enjoys a convenient location just off Pennsylvania Avenue in Prince George’s County, MD. The community is just two miles from the Suitland Federal Center – home to the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – and four miles from the Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility. Shopping centers just across Pennsylvania Avenue offer popular stores and restaurants such as Target, Burlington Coat Factory, Starbucks, Applebee’s, TGI Fridays, and SuperFresh. Also nearby is National Harbor, the new riverside dining and entertainment destination with nearly 30 restaurants including Rosa Mexicano, McCormick & Schmick’s, Elevation Burger, and Bond 45. The Suitland and Branch Avenue Metro stations are located near Regency Pointe.

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 17,000 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 $125 million worth of renovation work. For more information, visit http://www.thedonaldsongroup.com.

Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. (AG) is an SEC registered investment adviser that makes investments directly and on behalf of various investment funds for which it acts as the investment manager. The firm currently manages assets of approximately $24 billion. Over the past 18 years, AG has participated in over 300 real estate investments on behalf of the firm and various managed investment funds, with a gross purchase price in excess of $13 billion.

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