INGENUITY IS OUR EQUITY.
In·ge·nu·i·ty (noun) the quality of being clever, original, and inventive.
Bonaventure is a real estate investment firm focused on smart deals that deliver more ROI for all involved. Our expertise, intuition, and creativity is the value we bring to the table, and we have an unlimited supply.
For 20 years, Bonaventure has invested our own capital on behalf of a single family office and partners’ fund, and we use our capital and ingenuity to bring our partners’ vision to life. Today, with over $2.25 billion in transactions, $500 million worth of HUD loans, and over 6,000 units owned, Bonaventure is a real estate expert. With a full suite of investment capabilities, we are a best-in-class developer and transaction specialist for multifamily and senior housing.
An Open Letter to the Bonaventure Community:
What happened to George Floyd was wrong. The past week’s events have once again revealed the long troubling history of racial inequality and injustice in our country. Racism of any kind is intolerable in our society. Our company has zero tolerance for racism, discrimination, harrassment and hate. Not only is valuing our differences of race, ethnicity, gender, culture, perspectives, styles and thought important to create an environment where everyone can thrive, it is healthy for us as individuals. We can only be at our best if we interact effectively and respectfully with each other and truly value each other. We must do more than tolerate our differences, we must embrace them. We must do more than simply say we are anti racism but show our determination in actions and deeds.
At our core, we are a people company that happens to be in the real estate business. Simply stated, that means that people are our most valuable asset and that we continually seek ways to empower our employees. All of us have a responsibility to ensure we have a community and workplace where everyone can be at their best. Being a people company means that how we treat each other is crucial. It also means that when we see someone mistreated we have an obligation to say something- to speak up. To be silent is to be complicit.
What does this look like at our company?
We will not be silent if we observe unacceptable behavior.
We seek to understand our differences – whether that difference is in race, culture, perspective, style or thought.
We avoid making generalizations about others and seek to understand the context of other’s perspectives.
We seek to create a diverse, welcoming and inclusive environment.
We are sensitive to cultural norms, expectations, and ways of communicating and seek feedback from others to ensure we are not treating others unfairly.
These principles are what we believe in. We should live by them at work and at home. We should keep them in mind when we’re dealing with colleagues, tenants, investors, partners, regulators or anyone else for that matter. Please take some time to reflect on how your actions impact others. Self-awareness is the bedrock for growth, development and taking on new challenges. All of us have the responsibility to love our neighbors as we would want them to love us.
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Dr. Martin Luther King
With sadness and hope,
Our rapidly growing general contractor in new construction and renovation of multifamily apartments and senior living communities.
Our in-house brokerage service that transforms land to its highest and best use.
Six decades ago, the Dunton family owned land of considerable value. Dwight Dunton, Sr. wasn’t a real estate expert, but he knew partnering with the right people could create a sustainable future for his family. After collaborating 50/50 with a developer, the family transformed that valuable land into generational wealth. The Dunton family story may be similar to yours.
Today, Dwight Dunton, III finds himself on the other side of the equation as that right partner in real estate development.
The informal story of Bonaventure may be familiar. Bonaventure started with Dwight in his bathrobe in his spare bedroom intent on accomplishing something everyone else thought was crazy: have Fannie Mae loan $18 million to a 25-year-old with no real estate experience so he could acquire a 378-unit apartment complex and start a management company. This single accomplishment set the tone for Bonaventure’s evolution. Its success and growth stems from seeing value in what may appear to others as crazy.
Today, Bonaventure is an experienced real estate investment firm with billions of dollars in transactions, hundreds of employees, and multiple engines of growth. However, Bonaventure has never been about real estate; Bonaventure is about people and what they can accomplish when aligned around a common goal. We don’t aim to be the biggest at what we do; we aim to be the best at what we do. We seek not only to find the best partners in new endeavors but to be the best partner in all our endeavors.