2011 was a good time to be an apartment owner. With little new supply coming out, sparse competition from the single-family market, rising rents, and asset values reaching ­possibly ­unsustainable heights, multifamily executives took advantage of the best rental market in a ­decade. Builders built more. Many leading managers picked up more units. And many top ­owners, seeing an opportunity to sell at favorable pricing, pruned their portfolios. Regardless of the sector they were in, everyone crafted a strategy to take advantage of favorable conditions in 2011. Good news is, things could get even better in 2012.

The 2012 MFE Top 50

Cover Story:AvalonBay Super-Charges a Three-Brand Segmentation Plan 

The Lists:
Top 50 Owners 
Top 50 Managers 
Top 50 Builders  
Top 25 Renovators 
Top 25 General Contractors
Top 50 and Top 25 Index