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Groundbreaking at The Commons at St. Anthony’s

August 16, 2022

This past Friday, we held the much-anticipated Groundbreaking at The Commons at St. Anthony’s in Amarillo, Texas! It took many years to get this project the approval and funding it needed, and we couldn’t be prouder to be a development partner with @KRS Housing, LLC and @Crossroads Housing Development Corporation. Wait until you see this […]

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Brooke Street Lofts Closing

August 1, 2022

Located on the same street as our Corporate HQ, Brooke Street Lofts in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin closed July 29th and will be an adaptive reuse of the prior historic Northern Casket Company and Winnebago Cheese Company buildings. This $16.6M development will consist of 62-units including one, two & three-bedroom homes for families making at or below 80% of the area […]

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The Reveal – Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting

July 26, 2022

At the end of July, we celebrated the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for The Reveal – a 150-unit affordable housing apartment community in New Orleans, Louisiana. Many thanks to all who have supported this project along the way and to those who came to celebrate this great community asset! Click here to read the full release from […]

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Spartan Lofts Grand Opening

June 22, 2022

On Tuesday, June 21st, we celebrated the Grand Opening of Spartan Lofts – the new affordable housing offering in Sparta, Wisconsin! It was a great turnout with hundreds of people touring the renovated school that preserved much of the historic charm that many remembered from when they attended or taught there. Thank you to the […]

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Commonwealth Named Ninth Largest Developer in the U.S.

June 13, 2022

Earlier this month, Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) released the list of the Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers in the United States. A local developer, Commonwealth Development Corporation, has been ranked ninth in the nation for 2021. Rankings are based on the success of affordable housing developers across the U.S., primarily focusing on units that have […]

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Tax Credit Awards in Wisconsin and Ohio

May 23, 2022

As we wrap up the month of May, I’m happy to share our newest Tax Credit Awards in Wisconsin and Ohio. Congratulations to Tyler Sheeran on Vue 14 and Aspen Grove Apartments, and Greg Baron on Garrett Square Senior Apartments. Vue 14 is a 4% Housing Tax Credit Award. This 48-unit, new construction project will […]

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Multifamily Amenities that Should be Considered in Every Development Design

April 28, 2022

When designing and constructing multifamily properties, it is always important to consider what will make your target customer choose your property over others to reside in. There are a few amenities that we have found to be most popular with our residents and also benefit the overall development scope of the project. As new, innovative […]

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Commonwealth Celebrates Women in Construction Week

March 11, 2022

As Women in Construction (WIC) Week comes to an end, we’d like to look back on the features of some of our talented female employees that bring so much value to the table!  First up is our Project Estimator, Nicole Zimpel! Nicole has held numerous positions over her 20+ years in the construction industry and we […]

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Closing Announcement: Statesburg Apartments, Kaukauna WI

March 7, 2022

Congratulations to Tyler Sheeran, Lisa Wahl, Rhonda Orosz, and the DSA team on last week’s successful closing of Statesburg Apartments in Kaukauna, Wisconsin! This $14.5M project in partnership with the Kaukauna Housing Authority includes the rehabilitation of an existing apartment complex in addition to the acquisition of two adjacent buildings. The renovation will produce 74 […]

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Governor Tony Evers Presents Check for Brooke Street Lofts

March 4, 2022

On Thursday, March 3, 2022, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers visited The Commonwealth Companies’ headquarters in Fond du Lac to present a $3.6M check to the City of Fond du Lac and Commonwealth Development Corp. for their upcoming Brooke Street Lofts affordable housing project. Located on S. Brooke Street, Brooke Street Lofts will be an adaptive […]

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The Commonwealth Companies Names New Chief Executive Officer

January 3, 2022

Adam Hanson has been named CEO of The Commonwealth Cos., a Wisconsin-based organization working in multifamily real estate development, construction, and architectural design., effective January 1, 2022.  Hanson joined Commonwealth in early 2021 as senior vice president of finance, making a significant impact within the finance and accounting functions in addition to other operational areas across […]

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