“Practice makes perfect,” is more than a motto at Dawson Holdings, Inc. DHI has developed more than 6,000 units of multifamily housing, with more continually in the works. Through these developments, DHI continues to expand creativity and lower the bottom line to bring the best possible housing experience for an affordable price. 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.
Dawson Holdings, Inc. is proud to announce the installation of Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in partnership with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and Chargie. This initiative reflects our unwavering commitment to sustainability and its positive impact on our communities and the environment.
Legacy meets progress for Bicentennial Apartments in Dillon, Montana. Read more about our preservation and modernization of this historic landmark to meet the needs of our senior residents while retaining the essence of this retro-futuristic property.
We are an 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 Novato, 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 and its affiliates have successfully created or preserved 61 multifamily projects, providing quality homes for more than 6,500 households nationwide.
We Focus on Value and Long-term Sustainability
Through the new construction and substantial rehabilitation of properties, DHI creates value for local communities, residents, and investors.
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For Our 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.
Meet Our Management Team
We Care Deeply
We Don't Just Make Housing, We Make Homes
Dawson Holdings is more than a real estate development company. We are a provider of “apartment homes” in an arena that has nearly unlimited demand and a severe shortage of supply. We strive to make our places “homes” for the people who choose to live here, not just apartments. We do not believe that paying less should mean getting less, and strive to make our communities as good as, or better than our market-rate competitors. One of the greatest compliments we hear all the time from applicants is that “I had no idea this place was low income housing when I was driving by.”
We also work very hard to make these assets economically viable for our partners. Through a combination of green technologies for utility savings, efficient operations, and quality experienced personnel, we make the most out of the opportunities that present themselves. Our commitment to the properties goes beyond the initial acquisition and means that we stay engaged in these assets, and spend real time and energy getting out to them regularly. In doing so, we are able to develop strong relationships with our on-site personnel and set high expectations that lead to long term success, and stability on which our partners can rely.