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
Executive of the Year — David Adelman
President and CEO, Campus Apartments
Project of the Year: High-Rise — Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue
Opus NWR Development
Project of the Year: Mid-Rise — Avalon Anaheim Stadium
Project of the Year: Low-Rise — Lavender Court
ON Design Architects
Project of the Year: Student — Taylor Place
Arizona State University, Phoenix
Project of the Year: Senior — Merrill Gardens at Kirkland
Runberg Architecture Group
Project of the Year: Military — Pacific Beacon
Clark Realty Capital
Project of the Year: Mixed-Income — MetroPointe
The Bozzuto Group & Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County
Project of the Year: Affordable — Corde Terra Village
San Jose, Calif.
ROEM Development Corp.
Project of the Year: Apartment Renovation — Quality Hill Apartments and Condominiums
Kansas City, Mo.
Project of the Year: Adaptive Reuse — Eitel Building City Apartments
Project of the Year: Green — Gables Takoma Park
Project of the Year: Best Reuse of Land — The Preserve
The Domain Cos.
Marketing and Advertising — "It's a New Morning," Avalon Morningside Park
Community Service — Make a Difference Day 2008
Best Use of Technology — UDR Spanish Web Site
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
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.