In a battered economy and a shell-shocked development climate, the winners of the 2009 MFE Awards take advantage of challenging opportunities with hard work and creative ideas that prove multifamily housing cannot only succeed on its own merits, but can be instrumental in breathing new life, vitality, and investment into communities across the country.

Slideshows of the Winning Projects

Grand Winners

Merit Winners

Project of the Year: High-Rise

Project of the Year: Mid-Rise

Project of the Year: Low-Rise

Project of the Year: Affordable

Project of the Year: Mixed-Income

Project of the Year: Senior

Project of the Year: Student

Project of the Year: Best Reuse of Land

Project of the Year: Apartment Renovation

 Project of the Year: Adaptive Reuse

Project of the Year: Green

Community Service

Marketing and Advertising

Best Use of Technology


The 2009 MFE Awards were selected during a day-long judging session in Washington, D.C. The judges were : Eileen Lee, vice president of environment, National Multi Housing Council; Les Shaver, senior editor, MFE; Christina Steeg, senior vice president of marketing and training, Simpson Housing; Dave Woodward, CEO and managing partner, Laramar Communities; Julie Smith, president, Bozzuto Management Co.; Michael Hickok, principal, Hickok Cole Architects; Rachel Azoff, managing editor, MFE; Greg Bonifield, partner, Woodfield Investments; and Shabnam Mogharabi, editor, MFE.