Apartment executives poured into Las Vegas this week to attend the 2009 Multifamily Executive Conference, co-located for the second time with the 2009 Developer Conference. The three-day program drew more than 600 industry leaders and offered critical information to help property owners, managers, and developers wade through today’s tough economic times.

Here, the staff of Multifamily Executive magazine shares the news, trends, and insights from this year’s event. Click on the headlines below for more information on each session.

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Slideshow: Photos from the 2009 MFE Conference and Developer Conference

Monday, Oct. 12, 2009
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: Job Growth is Solution to Economic Crisis
Portfolio Managers Shift Focus to Long-Term Strategies
Developers See Signs of Life, but Financing Still Grim
Asset Managers See Competition for New Deals Rise
20 Ways to Improve Company Morale
The Future Calls for Smaller Units, Edgy Common Spaces
Multifamily Economist: The Worst is Over
Analyst Predicts Continuing Cap Rate Erosion in 2010

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009
Demographer’s Upbeat Assessment Bodes Well for Apartment Industry
Borrowers, Lenders See Room to Negotiate
Apartment Owners Focus on What They Can Control
David Adelman, Domain Cos. Win Big at 2009 MFE Awards
Fannie, Freddie Focus on Refinancing to Get Through Tough Times
Multifamily Firms Could be Missing Cost-Effective Green Opportunities
Government Dollars Continue to Dominate Multifamily Debt Markets
Apartment Firms Push More Tech Projects to Vendors

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009
Multifamily CEOs Respond to Tough Times
Research Says 30% of Renters Likely to Pay More for Green Units, 5% Rent Premiums Possible

2010 Multifamily Executive Conference
Oct. 4-6, 2010
Bellagio, Las Vegas

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Platinum Sponsors

Time Warner Cable



Gold Sponsors



Conference Sponsors

American Express


Apartment Guide

Bader Co.


Connexion Technologies


Energy Advisory Service


National Tenant Network


PPG Multi Vantage

Propane Education & Research Council



RentCollect Global

Reznick Group

Riverstone Residential Group