Ron Ratner, president and CEO of Forest City Residential, was named our Executive of the Year in the 2006 Multifamily Executive awards contest. Plus, more than two dozen multifamily firms also were honored last week at the Multifamily Executive Conference in Las Vegas for their architecturally distinctive communities, innovative reuse projects, marketing and advertising efforts, and their community service programs.

Ron Ratner checks out one of the company's newer projects, Loft23 in Cambridge, Mass. The 51-unit property is part of University Park at MIT, a master-planned development adjacent to the MIT campus.
Shawn Henry Ron Ratner checks out one of the company's newer projects, Loft23 in Cambridge, Mass. The 51-unit property is part of University Park at MIT, a master-planned development adjacent to the MIT campus.

Click here see a PowerPoint presentation from the awards gala that showcases all the winners.

Executive of the Year

Ronald Ratner
Ronald Ratner, President and CEO of Forest City Residential, reshapes America's cities and leaves a lasting footprint.

As Multifamily Executive's 2006 Executive of the Year, Ron Ratner joins an impressive crowd. Past winners include:

2005: Tom Bozzuto, The Bozzuto Group

2004: Steven LeBlanc, Summit Properties

2003: George S. Quay, Village Green Cos.

2002: H. Eric Bolton, Mid-America Apartment Communities

2001: Arthur Evans, A.F. Evans Co.Properties