Washington Business Journal

Bonaventure Realty Group LLC is coming home.

The Arlington-based real estate company acquired a pair of adjacent parcels at a prime intersection in the Alexandria neighborhood of Del Ray for $2.6 million, according to public records, and recently submitted plans to renovate two buildings there for its offices.

“This is one of our most exciting projects to date as it is far more than the makeover of a great property in Del Ray that has been empty for too long,” Bonaventure CEO Dwight Dunton said in an email. “Alexandria is my home; I was raised here, am a T.C. Williams graduate, and originally founded Bonaventure in Alexandria. After operating in Arlington County for many years, it’s thrilling to be bringing Bonaventure home where it belongs.”

The two buildings include a service station, the former Anthony’s Auto Center, at 2903 Mount Vernon Ave. and a small office building at 104 Hume Ave. The site is within a half mile of the $1 billion Virginia Tech innovation campus that was pitched as part of Virginia’s bid to land Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters.