The past decade has seen a number of apartment industry chieftains who have emerged to leave their mark on the multifamily sector. As a result, Multifamily Executive consulted its Linkedin and Twitter followers, as well as industry experts, for recommendations. Here are the 10 individuals that wielded the greatest influence in the 2000s:

Sam Zell, chairman, Equity Residential
Ron Terwilliger, former chairman, Trammell Crow Residential
Ric Campo, CEO, Camden Property Trust
Tom Bozzuto, CEO, The Bozzuto Group
Scot Sellers, CEO, Archstone
Mike May, senior vice president of multifamily, Freddie Mac
Doug Bibby, president, National Multi Housing Council
Tom Toomey, CEO, UDR
Phil Weber, former senior vice president of multifamily, Fannie Mae
Shaun Donovan, Secretary, HUD