"Practice makes perfect," is more than a motto at Dawson Holdings, Inc. The principals of DHI have developed more than 6,500 units of multifamily housing, with more in the works. Through these developments, DHI continues to expand creativity and lower the bottom line to bring the best possible housing experience at a price you can afford. Our communities are each carefully planned and professionally managed to enhance and improve the lives of our residents and the neighborhoods in which they are located.

"Practice makes perfect," is more than a motto at Dawson Holdings, Inc. The principals of DHI have developed more than 5,500 units of multifamily housing, with more in the works. Through these developments, DHI continues to expand creativity and lower the bottom line to bring the best possible housing experience at a price you can afford. Our communities are each carefully planned and professionally managed to enhance and improve the lives of our residents and the neighborhoods in which they are located.

Experienced Rental Housing Developer

DHI's core competency is the development and rehabilitation of multifamily housing throughout the United States, with a primary focus in California and the Western states.

Based in Sausalito, California, DHI's efforts include the completion of approximately 3,100 units in multifamily and senior projects in California. And since its first project in 1997, DHI has successfully created or preserved 57 multifamily projects, providing quality homes for more than 6,500 households nationwide.

Tim Fluetsch - VP of acquisitions, management and operations: Utah and Mountain States

Tim Fluetsch

VP of Acquisitions, Management, and Operations: Utah and Mountain States

801.244.6658
tfluetsch@d-h-i.net

Tim Fluetsch is Vice President, Acquisitions for DHI. He is responsible for identifying potential acquisition and rehabilitation opportunities and overseeing due diligence, financing, and closing.

Before joining DHI, Tim was a vice president and partner at Boston Financial Group, where he originated, underwrote, and negotiated tax credit multifamily property acquisitions on behalf of investors. Before joining Boston Financial, he was an assistant vice president for business development and property acquisitions with Aldrich Eastman Waltch in Boston.

Mr. Fluetsch earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tom Dawson - Managing General Partner

Tom Dawson

Managing General Partner

415.332.8393
tdawson@d-h-i.net

Tom Dawson is the founder of Dawson Holdings, Inc. (DHI), a real estate firm focused on the development and acquisition of multifamily properties and commercial. He has been the Managing General Partner in over 57 large-scale apartment developments throughout the United States. Tom's eye for innovation and creative problem-solving has allowed DHI to tackle complex housing issues, from multilayered financing transactions to diverse energy solutions.

As a licensed architect, Mr. Dawson also has a great passion for construction and design. Tom has founded several large private companies whose value currently exceed 500 million dollars. He is the Founder of Precision General Commercial Contractors, Inc. whose works include the completion of construction and or rehabilitation of 47,000 units of Multifamily Housing.

Tom received a bachelor's in architecture from Pratt Institute in New York, New York.

John Hartwick - Management and operations: South West

John Hartwick

VP, Director of Operations

415.332.8393, ext. 2
jhartwick@d-h-i.net

John Hartwick is Vice President, Director of Operations for DHI. Mr. Hartwick selects and supervises third-party fee managers for DHI and is responsible for the operations of assets. He is integrally involved in the acquisition, rehabilitation, and construction of new assets and is onsite regularly to ensure continued performance.

Mr. Hartwick holds multiple designations, past and present, relating to low-income housing and has been primarily responsible for more than 15,000 HUD and LIHTC units in his 20+ year career. Prior to joining DHI, John held senior property management positions at Cohen-Esrey, Sunburst, and Maxus Properties in Kansas City, Missouri.

John attended Kansas State University, where he pursued a Bachelor's degree in political science.

Barbara Brack - Director of Asset Management

Barbara Brack

Director of Asset Management

415.332.8393, ext. 15
bbrack@d-h-i.net

Barbara Brack, Director of Asset Management, directly oversees partnership finances and contractual obligations to lenders, equity investors, and federal and state agencies for DHI.

With more than 15 years in the affordable housing field, Barbara has a solid understanding of each phase of each project. Her grasp of the complex legal and financial issues inherent in these projects provides the company with continued sound direction. Her successful tenure in the industry is a result of her excellent communication skills, which foster effective, long-term working relationships.

Ms. Brack received her master's degree in city planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

Anthony Adair - Management and operations: California

Anthony Adair

Management and Operations: California

408.212.7025
aadair@d-h-i.net

Anthony Adair serves as General Counsel for DHI. Mr. Adair provides general legal advice on corporate, organizational, regulatory, transactional, and operational matters. He also oversees asset dispositions and project refinances for DHI.

Mr. Adair previously worked as a litigator for a law firm in San Jose, handling and resolving complex construction litigation, contract disputes, and employment and landlord/tenant matters. Mr. Adair is authorized to practice law before all California courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California.

Anthony received a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Lenester Erickson - Asset Manager

Lenester Erickson

Asset Manager

415.944.4464
lerickson@d-h-i.net

Lenester Erickson is Asset Manager for DHI. Ms. Erickson is responsible for contractual obligations to lenders, trustees, equity investors and federal agencies, and ensures that projects comply with regulatory requirements.

Ms. Erickson prepares ownership entity accounting books for each project and supervises the asset management portfolio of DHI.

Before joining DHI, Ms. Erickson worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC auditing the financial statements of various types of businesses. She graduated from San Francisco State University, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

DHI Creates Value

Through the new construction and substantial rehabilitation of properties, DHI creates value for local communities, residents, and investors.

For local communities and residents:

  • We improve residents' living environments.
  • We support and encourage safe neighborhoods.
  • We deliver residential education and social service programs.
  • We enhance the physical appearance of our properties.
  • We preserve and create long-term affordability.

For our investors:

  • We lower operating costs through energy-efficient targeted construction and design.
  • We reduce long-term capital costs.
  • We realize a return on value-added rehabilitation.
  • We deliver income and tax benefits.
  • We work within an investment horizon of a minimum of 15 years.

We focus on long-term sustainability for each property.

At Dawson Holdings, WE DEVELOP SOLUTIONS. Our asset management culture is committed to providing a living experience that is equal to, or better than, our full price competitors. Our obligation to our customers has nothing to do with how much they pay. We desire to make our place, your new home.

Markets change constantly, and we want you to have the most accurate, up to date information available. That information can be obtained from our on-site professional personnel. Below, we have a partial list of projects in lieu of all projects by state and city. Please call our people at the phone numbers listed below to get the most up to date information about your new apartment home.

Partial List of Projects:

Arizona

Casa Grande
Kachina Apartments 316 N Avenue A, Casa Grande, AZ 85122 520.386.9400
Phoenix
Phoenix Landing Apartments 502 N 51st St Phoenix, AZ 85008 602.275.6782
Surprise
Bell Mirage Apartments 16629 N Greasewood St Surprise, AZ 85378 623.455.8054

California

Chico
Villa Sierra Apartments 729 N Nord, Chico CA 95926 530.895.3403
Fresno Area
King's Garden Apartments 1224 Fernot Way #A Hanford, CA 93230 559.584.2280
Unity Estates Apartments 1410 "J" St Sanger, CA 93657 530.846.6201
Gridley
Gridley Springs Apartments 210 Ford Ave, Gridley CA 95948 530.846.6201
Hayward
Park Manor Apartments 24200 Silva Ave. Hayward, CA 94544 510.886.1626
Siena Pointe Apartments 22842 Vermont Street Hayward, CA 94541 510.582.4624
Sacramento Area
Broadway Senior Apartments 5200 Broadway Sacramento CA 95820 916.456.4731
Bryte Gardens Apartments 815 Bryte Ave West Sacramento, CA 95605 916.373.9593
Casa De Angelo Apartments 3151 Notre Dame Drive Sacramento, CA 95826 916.381.1962
Cherry Glen Apartments 762 W Lincoln Woodland CA 95695 530.666.0152
Florin Meadows Apartments 7301 29th St Sacramento, CA 95822 916.422.4581
Pacific Rim Apartments 6601 Sunnyslope Dr Sacramento, CA 95828 916.383.8449
Rancho Cordova Apartments 10685 Coloma Blvd Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916.635.5888
Rosswood Village Apartments 9400 N Kiefer Blvd Sacramento, CA 95826 916.363.9091
Willow Tree Apartments 4344 Norwood Ave # A Sacramento, CA 95838 916.922.3150

California, continued

Marysville
College View Apartments 2357 N Beale Rd Marysville, CA 95901 530.743.4880
Yuba Gardens Apartments 1804 Hammonton Smartville Rd Marysville, CA 95901 530.742.5440
Redding
Heritage Plaza Apartments 1895 Benton Dr. Redding CA 96003 530.241.7740
San Jose
Lion Villas Apartments 2550 S King Rd. San Jose, CA 95122 408.274.7983
Tracy
Tracy Gardens Apartments 435 East 6th St Tracy, CA 95376 209.835.5909
Tracy Village Apartments 436 East 6th St Tracy, CA 95376 209.835.5909

Montana

Missoula
Grand View Place Apartments 150 Grandview Way, Missoula, MT 59803 406.251.3080

Texas

Big Spring
Laredo Hill Apartments 1002 N Main St Big Spring TX 79720 432.267.5191
Marshall
Decker Place Apartments 2500 E End Blvd S Marshall TX 75670 903.935.2531
Palestine
Woodside Village Apartments 2020 Martin Luther King Blvd, Palestine TX 75803 903.729.0246

Utah

Logan
Hanbury Manor Aparments 251 W 1600 N , Logan UT 84341 435.752.7600
The Broadway
The Broadway
The Broadway

Energy Efficiency at Broadway Senior Center

Broadway Senior Center in Sacramento, California consists of 14 four-plex buildings and 12 six-plex buildings, each with one- and two-bedroom units.

DHI applied cutting-edge single-family-home construction in the four-plexes by installing SunCache ICS collectors that preheat water before it enters a water heater. The project realized a 40% reduction in gas usage for hot water heating. To further reduce energy consumption, DHI used a 98%-efficient Navien tankless hot water heater, the most efficient tankless hot water heater available.

Overall the project realized a 35% increase in energy efficiency through the installation of new HVAC equipment, high efficiency windows, new insulation, and Energy Star® appliances and equipment.

DHI passes these savings directly on to Broadway's residents.

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim

Innovative Architecture at Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim Apartments is a 32-unit new construction project in South Sacramento, California. In this property, DHI constructed all three-bedroom apartments to address the lack of family-type units in this marketplace. Robert Hayes Architects provided the unique design of the facility, incorporating passive and active energy solutions.

The large windows and tall ceilings throughout the property give a luxurious feel. Each unit's practical size and layout takes advantage of DHI's super-efficient energy systems for hot water and heating. The energy system upgrades delivered a 50% savings on the resident's utility costs compared to typical HVAC systems in the market.

Kachina Apartments
Kachina Apartments
Kachina Apartments
Kachina Apartments

Renovation and Innovation at Kachina Apartments

Kachina Apartments is an acquisition and rebuilding of a 96-unit senior property in Casa Grande, Arizona. DHI worked with USDA and the State of Arizona Housing fund to craft a multilayered financing structure. DHI was honored by the USDA when Kachina was introduced as a model project for its energy upgrades and energy-efficient systems. All common area electrical systems are 100% solar powered, and a solar hot water system provides bulk hot water for all laundries.

Installation of rain-water retention system at Kachina
Installation of rain-water retention system at Kachina
Installation of rain-water retention system at Kachina

The rebuilding of Kachina included a full rain-water retention system that converts all rain to irrigation water sitewide. DHI installed a 20,400 gallon water reclamation system that harvests water runoff from the 21,000 sq. ft. parking lot and stores it in tanks buried under the new xeroscaped property. The annual average rainfall in Casa Grande is 8.39". The system will harvest approximately 110,000 gallons per year. The harvested water will serve all irrigation needs at the property, and the xeroscaping will save an additional 1.25 million gallons per year.

Phoenix Landing
Phoenix Landing
Phoenix Landing
Phoenix Landing
Phoenix Landing

Phoenix Landing—completely revitalized

At acquisition, this 140 unit, 8 building complex was substantially worn with lots of deferred maintenance. With an extensive rehab that included replacing all of the HVAC, kitchens, bathrooms roofs and windows, we were able to create energy efficiency throughout. Additionally, we installed 16 passive hot water solar panel collectors to each boiler system, reducing the properties utility usage by 40%.

As part of our commitment to creating a better community for our residents, we repurposed some unused space and turned it into a community room where we had computers installed allowing free internet access, installed a playground, refurbished the pool and converted an unused piece of the property into a soccer field.

Contact DHI

Tom Dawson

Managing General Partner

415.332.8393

Tim Fluetsch

VP of Acquisitions, Management, and Operations: Utah and Mountain States

801.244.6658

John Hartwick

VP, Director of Operations

415.332.8393, ext. 2

Barbara Brack

Director of Asset Management

415.332.8393, ext. 15

Anthony Adair

Management and Operations: California

408.212.7025

Lenester Erickson

Asset Management

415.944.4464

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