Cobblestone Manor

Project Type
Fort Worth, TX
Completion Date
October 2011
Total Development Cost
Site Size
22.0 Acres
Building Size
201,280 Square Feet

About the Project

Cobblestone Manor was an underperforming property and the original developer defaulted under the terms of the partnership agreement. WNC, the tax credit investor, removed the original developer from the partnership and approached Dominium about serving as replacement General Partner. Dominium was installed as the replacement General Partner in October of 2011.

The Challenge

Upon takeover, the occupancy rate was in the mid-80’s. In order to retain current residents and attract new ones, property management professionals were needed as well as drastic improvements to the buildings.

What We Did

A Dominium affiliate purchased the debt from the original lender at a discount, and then proceeded to make dramatic property operations improvements. Cobblestone Manor was repositioned as a quality senior (62+) apartment community with excellent amenities.

The community amenities were upgraded to include 24-hour emergency maintenance, a resort-style social room with fireplace, a full demonstration community kitchen, a swimming pool with sunbathing area and lounge chairs, and an on-site movie theatre.

Apartment amenities reflect the needs and desires of active seniors, and include a private entry, a walk-in closet(s), a large kitchen, a built-in computer desk nook, a dual basin stainless steel sink, hardwood floors, and a built-in washer and dryer.

Dominium’s Responsibilities

  • Bond Defeasance
  • GP & LP Acquisition
  • Project Financing
  • Property Management
  • Section 42 Compliance

Financial Partners

  • Dougherty Mortgage, LLC
  • Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
  • Tarrant County Housing Finance
  • Corporation (TCHFC)
  • TCF Bank

Construction Management

  • Amulet Construction
  • Gonzalez & Schneeberg
  • Taylored Construction, LLC

The Outcome

In a few short months, the property was operating at a stabilized vacancy rate of less than 5%. Within 18 months of takeover, Dominium refinanced the project with HUD and locked in an interest rate of 2.60% for 35 years. The project continues to operate better than anticipated.

Want to Learn More?

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