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.


For years, David Adelman and other student housing developers were the face of the multifamily niche, shaping its existence. Now, everyone wants in on the gold mine.
Copyright 2013 Gene Smirnov Photography LLC For years, David Adelman and other student housing developers were the face of the multifamily niche, shaping its existence. Now, everyone wants in on the gold mine.

Executive of the Year

David Adelman
Campus Apartments' chieftain and MFE Executive of the Year DAVID ADELMAN has taken student housing to new heights.


Slideshows of the Winning Projects

ROLL CALL

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.