The Co-op to Condo Conversion Specialists™

The Enclave

 The Enclave
Date Converted
 Converted 2012
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Property Information

Location Fairlawn, Ohio
Number of Units 104
Year Converted to Co-op 2004
Year Converted to Condo 2012

  1. Owners who wanted to sell were unable to do so because of the cooperative form of ownership and the related monthly fees.
  2. As a Co-op, owners could not refinance and take advantage of historically low interest rates since no lender was willing to finance Co-op shares.
  3. The Co-op was bleeding from negative cash flow due to defaulting members not paying their fees.

  1. As part of the conversion, units were sold at top prices. Monthly common charges were reduced to levels of comparable condo units in the market.
  2. Through conversion, Hutton was able to secure Fannie Mae approval and shareholders were able to finance their conversion with low interest rates that reduced their monthly costs.
  3. Units are selling well as condominiums, thereby improving cash flow and monthly fee collections.

What Owners Say About Their Conversion

“Despite the obstacles we faced, Hutton worked diligently to achieve our stated goals: Convert to condominiums, increase property values, provide open financing options and reduce monthly housing costs. They worked with each owner to address individual circumstances and they eventually got enough of our members the financing they needed to become condominium owners. They did everything they said they would do and then some.

Dianne Onesti
Dianne Onesti
Board President

“We were struggling with no market for our units and a very large and expensive underlying mortgage with HUD. Hutton helped to convert our units to condos with Fannie Mae financing and now are units are finally marketable. If it wasn’t for Hutton’s tenacity and persistence, we would not have achieved our conversion plan. Even when it seemed impossible, Jack Boyajian and the Hutton team kept on fighting for us.”

Jackie Hughes
Jackie Hughes
Board Treasurer

Results from the Conversion of Enclave

Value as a Cooperative


Add: Obligation (Including Conversion Fees & Closing Costs)


Total Investment


Condominium Values after Conversion


Net Increase in Wealth (Equity)


PDF of Case Study: The Enclave Case Study