Development

Legacy Partners is a trusted developer of multifamily communities in desirable markets across the western half of the United States. Since 1968, we’ve been creating long-term partnerships with some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated institutional investors and lenders, in some cases, resulting in aggregate project costs exceeding $1 billion.

With a long history of unique and award-winning development projects, we belong on every investor's shortlist.

We design and build apartment homes with up-to-date technologies and building design techniques that meet the evolving needs of each market, resulting in inspiring communities that create the feeling of home for our residents and return value to our investors. Our approach is hands-on, innovative and returns-driven. From market analysis and site selection to project financing and site plan development, we do it well — and we have the awards to prove it.

Awards

Legacy Partners has an established history of successfully winning more industry awards for our clients’ assets.

  • 2016 Four Diamond Award

    Red Canyon At Palomino Park

    TH Real Estate

  • 2016 Sustainability Award, Water Management, Greenest Customer, 1st Place

    1600 Vine

    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

  • 2015 Best Independent Living

    Azulón at Mesa Verde (Costa Mesa, CA)

    Senior Housing News Design Awards

  • 2015 Most Outstanding Assistant Manager

    Viola Barnes - Red Canyon at Palomino Park Apartment

    Aparment Association of Metro Denver

  • 2015 Grand Tributes Award Community and Team for community built in the 1990’s or earlier

    The Vintage at Hyland Hills

    Apartment Association of Metro Denver

  • 2015 Most Outstanding Executive

    Derek Avery

    Apartment Association of Metro Denver

  • 2015 Most Outstanding Clubhouse Built Between 2000-2009

    Dove Valley

    Apartment Association of Metro Denver

  • 2015 Most Outstanding Community Manager, 350 units

    Beth Popken – Vintage at Hyland Hills

    Apartment Association of Metro Denver

  • 2015 Apex Award

    Legacy Partners Residential

    Apartment Association of Metro Denver

  • 2015 Project of the Year: Age Qualified Market Rate

    Azulon at Mesa Verde

    Sage Awards

  • 2015 Gold Nugget Award Merit Winner, seniors housing community – active adult / independent living

    Azulon at Mesa Verde

    Sage Awards

  • 2014 Regional Supervisor of the Year

    Lori Priem

    California Apartment Association – Los Angeles

  • 2014 Property of the Year, 200-599 units

    1600 Vine

    California Apartment Association – Los Angeles

  • 2014 Maintenance Supervisor of the Year

    Tim Labrier

    California Apartment Association – Los Angeles

  • 2013 Leasing Professional of the Year

    Nelson Bennett

    California Apartment Association – Southern Cities

  • 2013 Four Diamond Award: Consistent Excellence

    Legacy Partners

    TIAA-CREF

  • 2012 Downtown Property of the Year, 101-250 units

    Canvas L.A.

    California Apartment Association – Los Angeles

  • 2012 Assistant Manager Of The Year

    Ashley Meeker

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2012 Assistant Manager Of The Year

    Ashley Meeker

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2012 On The Boards Project Of The Year

    Legacy Partners

    Sage Award

  • 2012 Leasing Professional Of The Year

    Lorraine Jasso

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2012 Superior Design Award

    Legacy At Riverpark

    City Of Redmond, Wa

  • 2012 The Goodhearts Award

    Legacy Partners

    Miracle Mile Civic Coalition And The Artery, USA

  • 2011 NAA Paragon Award Apartment Community Of The Year

    1600 Vine

    National Apartment Association

  • 2011 NAA Paragon Award For Apartment Community Of The Year

    1600 Vine

    National Apartment Association

  • 2011 NAA Paragon Award For Best Community Less Than 5 Years - Over 150 Units

    1600 Vine

    National Apartment Association

  • 2011 Gold Nugget Grand Award For Residential Project Of The Year – Attached Product In An Urban Setting

    1600 Vine

    pacific Coast Builders Conference

  • 2011 Gold Nugget Grand Award For Best Mixed Use Project Of The Year

    1600 Vine

    pacific Coast Builders Conference

  • 2011 Gold Nugget Award Of Merit For Multi Family Housing Project Over 6 Stories (for Sale Or Rent)

    1600 Vine

    pacific Coast Builders Conference

  • 2011 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence "A List Platinum" Award

    The Pointe At Warner Center

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2011 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence "A List" Award

    7950 West Sunset

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2011 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence "A List" Award

    Burbank Senior Artist Colony

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2011 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence "A List" Award

    Crescent Park

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2011 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence "A List" Award

    Pacific Place

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2011 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence "A List" Award

    The Piedmont Senior Apartments

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2011 CAA-lA Signature Award: Downtown Property of The Year

    Canvas L.A.

    California Apartment Association – Los Angeles

  • 2011 CAA-lA Signature Award: Mid-City Property of The Year

    7950 West Sunset

    California Apartment Association – Los Angeles

  • 2011 CAA-lA Signature Award: West San Fernando Valley Property of The Year

    The Pointe At Warner Center

    California Apartment Association – Los Angeles

  • 2011 CAA-lA Signature Award: South Bay Property of The Year

    Pacific Place

    California Apartment Association – Los Angeles

  • 2011 CAA-lA Signature Award: 100 Units Or Less Property of The Year

    Blu Beverly Hills

    California Apartment Association – Los Angeles

  • 2011 Best In American Living Platinum Award: Best Rental Development 5 Stories And Over

    Legacy At Riverpark

    National Association Of Builders

  • 2011 Best In American Living Silver Award: Best Mixed Use Development

    Legacy At Riverpark

    National Association Of Builders

  • 2011 Best In American Living Award: Best In Pacific Northwest

    Legacy At Riverpark

    National Association Of Builders

  • 2011 Best Neighborhood Branding

    5550 Wilshire At Miracle Mile

    The Sales And Marketing Council Of Southern California Of The BIA/SC

  • 2011 New Apartment Complex Of The Year

    5550 Wilshire At Miracle Mile

    California Southern Cities

  • 2011 Jenkins Team Excellence Award

    Legacy Partners Residential, Inc.

    California Southern Cities

  • 2011 Manager Of The Year (251 + Units)

    Augustine Um

    California Southern Cities

  • 2011 Manager Of The Year (101 To 250 Units)

    Jessica Creasy

    California Southern Cities

  • 2011 Assistant Manager Of The Year

    Tiffany Linder

    California Southern Cities

  • 2011 Maintenance Technician Of The Year

    Oscar Chavez

    California Southern Cities

  • 2011 Commercial Real Estate Awards – Finalist: Mixed Use Property

    1600 Vine

    Los Angeles Business Journal

  • Built Green Hammer Award

    Legacy Partners

    Built

  • 2011 Best Management Company In Denver

    Legacy Partners

    Apartment Association Of Metro Denver

  • 2010 Four Diamond Award – Consistent Excellence

    Legacy Partners

    TIAA-CREF

  • 2010 Gold Nugget Award Of Merit For Best Community Site Plan (under 20 Acres)

    Legacy At Riverpark

    Pacific Coast Builders Conference

  • 2010 Multifamily Pillars Of The Industry Award For The "Best Rental Apartment Community Of The Year (5 Stories Or Less)

    Legacy At Riverpark

    National Association Of Home Builders

  • 2010 Mixed Use Development Of The Year

    Legacy At Riverpark

    NAIOP Night Of The Stars

  • 2010 Gold Nugget Award Of Merit “Best Community Site Plan”

    Legacy At Riverpark

    Pacific Coast Builders Conference

  • 2010 Pillars Of The Industry “Best Rental Apartment Community”

    Legacy At Riverpark

    National Association Of Home Builders

  • 2010 Pillars Of The Industry “best Clubhouse At A Multifamily Community”

    Legacy At Memorial

    National Association Of Home Builders

  • 2010 Pillars Of The Industry “Best Leasing Or Sales Center”

    Legacy At Memorial

    National Association Of Home Builders

  • 2010 Pillars Of The Industry “Best Property Website”

    Legacy At Memorial

    National Association Of Home Builders

  • 2010 Four Diamonds Award For Excellence As A Management Company

    Legacy Partners Residential

    teachers Insurance And Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund

  • 2010 CAA-LA Signature Award: Best Mixed Use Or Live / Work Space

    1600 Vine

    California Apartment Association – Los Angeles

  • 2010 Star Award – Developer “best Overall Community Up To 20 Acres”

    Legacy At Memorial

    2010 Star Awards

  • 2010 Star Award – Developer “best Showroom / Sales Center”

    Legacy At Memorial

    2010 Star Awards

  • 2010 Star Award – Multifamily “Best Overall Interior Design For Attached Homes $200,001-$300,000”

    Legacy At Memorial

    2010 Star Awards

  • 2010 CAA-LA Signature Award Mid City Property Of The Year

    1600 Vine

    California Apartment Association – Los Angeles

  • 2010 CAA-LA Signature Award: Best New Construction

    1600 Vine

    California Apartment Association – Los Angeles

  • 2010 CAA-LA Signature Award: West Los Angeles Property Of The Year

    Villa Malibu

    California Apartment Association – Los Angeles

  • 2010 Finalist In Pillars NAHB

    1600 Vine

    National Association Of Home Builders

  • 2010 Best New Development High Rise

    1600 Vine

    Multi Housing News Excellence Awards

  • 2010 Project Innovations Finalist Category: New Construction

    1600 Vine

    Buildings Magazine

  • 2010 New Rental Property Of The Year

    1600 Vine

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2010 Manager Of The Year (251 + Units)

    Jody Webber

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2010 Manager Of The Year (101-250 Units)

    Sarra Tsiatsos

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2010 Assistant Manager Of The Year

    Chalae Walker

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2010 Community Of The Year (150 – 350 Units)

    Missions At Chino Hills

    Apartment Association: Greater Inland Empire

  • 2010 Assistant Manager Of The Year (351 + Units)

    Kathleen Blackburn

    Apartment Association: Greater Inland Empire

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    “Mixed Use Development Of The Year”

    Legacy At Riverpark

    2010 Night Under The Stars

  • “Community Impact Of The Year”

    Legacy At Pratt Park

    2010 Night Under The Stars

  • “Community Impact Of The Year”

    Arcadia

    2010 Night Under The Stars

  • “Best High-rise Apartment 9-plus Stories” – Finalist

    Legacy On The Lake

    2010 Multifamily Pillars Of The Industry Award

  • Community Impact Award

    Legacy At Pratt Park

    2010 NAIOP Night Of The Stars

  • Community Impact Award

    Arcadia

    2010 NAIOP Night Of The Stars

  • 2009 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    Alta Court

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2009 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    The Piedmont Senior Apartments

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2009 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    Burbank Senior Artist Colony

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2009 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    Pacific Place

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2009 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    The Pointe At Warner Center

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2009 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    The Seasons

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2009 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    The Hamlet

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2009 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    Mission Sierra

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2009 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    Ivy Hill

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2009 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    Plaza Club

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2009 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    The Landing At Jack London Square

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2009 Best Luxury Apartment Community

    Legacy Fountain Plaza

    Wave Magazine Readers

  • 2009 Rental Property Of The Year

    The Lofts At Noho Commons

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2009 New Rental Property Of The Year

    7950 West Sunset

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2009 Manager Of The Year (101-250 Units)

    Tom Gibbons

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2009 Manager Of The Year (251 + Units)

    Brian Mitchell

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2009 Assistant Manager Of The Year

    Kathleen Blackburn

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2009 Maintenance Supervisor Of The Year

    Carlos Munoz

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2009 Gold Nugget “Grand Award” for Residential Community Of The Year

    7950 West Sunset

    Pacific Coast Builders Conference

  • 2009 Assistant Manager Of The Year (351 + Units)

    Kathleen Blackburn

    Apartment Association: Greater Inland Empire

  • 2008 Maintenance Supervisor Of The Year

    Rene Romero

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2008 Assistant Manager Of The Year

    Rose Jelaca

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2008 Manager/owner Of The Year

    Karen Lobo

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2008 New Rental Property Of The Year

    Pacific Place Apartments

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2008 CAA-LA Signature Property

    Blu

    California Apartment Association, Los Angeles

  • 2008 CAA-LA Signature Property

    7950 West Sunset

    California Apartment Association, Los Angeles

  • 2008 Pillars Of The Industry: Finalist “Best Conversion/repositioning Of A Multifamily Asset”

    Queen Anne High 7950 West Sunset

    National Association Of Home Builders

  • 2008 NAHB Multi-family Pillars Of The Industry Awards For Property Manager Of The Year - Finalist

    J. Scott Morrison

    National Association Of Home Builders: Professional Builder Magazine

  • 2008 Best Luxury Apartment Community

    Legacy Fountain Plaza

    Wave Magazine Readers

  • 2008 Multifmaily Pillars Of The Industry Finalist For The “Best Conversion/repositioning Of A Multifmaily Asset

    Queen Anne High School

    National Association Of Home Builders

  • 2008 Best Management Company In Denver

    Legacy Partners

    Apartment Association Of Metro Denver

  • 2007 Manager Of The Year (250+ Units)

    Brenda Jones

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities, Inc.

  • 2007 Assistant Manager Of The Year

    Cher Freemon

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities, Inc.

  • 2007 Leasing Consultant Of The Year

    Sally Mayers

    Apartment Association: Greater Inland Empire

  • 2007 Best Luxury Apartment Community

    Legacy Fountain Plaza

    Wave Magazine Readers

  • 2007 Highest Resident Satisfaction

    Legacy Partners

    J.d. Powers And Associates-denver Colorado

  • 2006 Resident Satisfaction Assessment For Tiaa-cref Highest Overall Score

    Westcreek Apartments

    Kingsley Associates

  • 2006 Industry Award Of Excellence

    J. Scott Morrison,cpm®

    Highest Award Given By Apartment Association: California Southern Cities, Inc.

  • 2006 Maintenance Supervisor Of The Year

    Chris Fowler

    Apartment Association: Greater Inland Empire

  • 2006 Best Luxury Apartment Community

    Legacy Fountain Plaza

    Wave Magazine Readers

  • 2006 Highest Resident Satisfaction

    Legacy Partners

    TIAA-CREFF

  • 2005 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    City Lights On Figueroa

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2005 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    Kenwood Mews

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2005 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    The Legacy At Westwood

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2005 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    Marina

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2005 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    Sunterra

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2005 Leasing Professional Of The Year

    Bernard Ruhland

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities, Inc.

  • 2005 Rental Community Of The Year

    The Legacy At Westwood

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities, Inc.

  • 2005 Regional Manager Of The Year

    Lisa Moore

    Apartment Association: Greater Inland Empire

  • 2005 Maintenance Person Of The Year

    Adan Galvan

    Apartment Association: Greater Inland Empire

  • 2004 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    Kenwood Mews

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2004 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    Legacy At Westwood

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2004 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    The Piedmont Senior Apartments

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2004 National Multifamily Customer Service Award For Excellence “A List” Award

    Westcreek

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 2004 Pillars Of The Industry Award For Property Management Company Of The Year (finalist)

    Legacy Partners

    National Association Of Home Builders Professional Builder Magazine

  • 2004 Leasing Professional Of The Year

    Nelson Bennett

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities, Inc.

  • 2004 Pillars Of The Industry Award For Best Luxury Apartment Community/primary Market (finalist)

    The Legacy At Studio City

    National Association Of Home Builders Professional Builder Magazine

  • 2003 Vision 2020 Award

    Bella Terra

    Puget Sound Regional Council

  • 2003 Best In American Living Platinum Award (highest Honor) For The Best Rental Development

    The Legacy At Studio City

    National Association Of Home Builders Professional Builder Magazine

  • 2003 Property Management Company Of The Year Southern California Region

    Legacy Partners

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities, Inc.

  • 2003 Rental Community Of The Year

    Club Royale Apartments

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities, Inc.

  • 2003 Manager Of The Year

    Kari Landgren

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities, Inc.

  • 2003 Service Supervisor Of The Year

    Miguel Pastrana

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities, Inc.

  • 2003 Gold Nugget Award Of Merit For Attached Residential Project Of The Year

    The Legacy At Studio City

    PCBC Builder Magazine

  • 2003 Pillars Of The Industry Award For Best Luxury Multifamily Development (finalist)

    The Legacy At Studio City

    National Association Of Home Builders | Professional Builder Magazine

  • 2002 Builder Of The Year

    Legacy Partners

    Multi Family Executive Magazine

  • 2002 Pillars Of The Industry Award For Builder Of The Year

    Legacy Partners

    National Association Of Home Builders-multi-family Division

  • 2002 Best Place To Live In Los Angeles | Southern California

    Medici

    Voted By Los Angeles Downtown News Annual Readers Poll

  • 2002 Pillars Of The Industry Award | Best Mixed-used Development

    The Plaza At The Arboretum

    National Association Of Home Builders

  • 2002 Best Management Company In Denver

    Legacy Partners

    Apartment Association Of Metro Denver

  • 2002 Property Supervisor Of The Year

    Lisa Moore

    Apartment Association: California Southern Cities

  • 2001 Pillars Of The Industry Award: Best-mixed Use Development

    The Plaza At The Arboretum

    National Association Of Home Builders Professional Builder Magazine

  • 2001 National People’s Choice Award For Excellence By A Professional Apartment Management Team (first Place)

    Southern California Residential Team

    Sales And Marketing Magic

  • 2001 National People’s Choice Award For Multi-site Management Excellence

    Mary O’rourke, District Property Manager

    Sales And Marketing Magic

  • 2001 National People’s Choice Award For On-site Maintenance And Service

    Steve Bardin, Director Of Property Services

    Sales And Marketing Magic

  • 2001 National People’s Choice Award For On-site Management Excellence

    Robyn Christy And Scott Wickman, Business Managers

    Sales And Marketing Magic

  • 2001 Community Of The Year, Southern California

    Medici

    Apartment Association Of California Southern Cities

  • 2001 Business Manager Of The Year, Southern California

    Sherrie Mares

    Apartment Association Of California Southern Cities

  • 2001 National People’s Choice Award Finalist For On-site Management Excellence

    Robyn Christy, Business Manager

    Sales And Marketing Magic

  • 2000 Turn Around Property Of The Year

    Sunterra

    Apartment Association Of California Southern Cities

  • 2000 Pillar Of The Industry Award Best Luxury Multifamily Development

    Tierra Del Rey

    National Association Of Home Builders

  • 1999 Gold Nugget Award Best Multi-family Project

    Tierra Del Rey

    Pacific Coast Builders Conference

  • 1999 National Multifamily Customer Service “A List" Award For Excellence

    Tierra Del Rey

    Cel & Associates, Inc.

  • 1999 Best In American Living Platinum Award (Highest Honor) For The Best Rental Development

    Tierra Del Rey

    National Association Of Home Builders; Professional Builder Magazine

  • 1998 Gold Nugget Award – Best Multi-family Project

    Oakcrest

    Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Our Development Team

Development Services

Due Diligence / Assessment

At Legacy Partners, we carefully choose our development projects with a combination of local industry knowledge, risk analysis, and responsiveness to changing market trends. We have a list of development steps that we follow, honed from our experience, but we also have a senior management team that averages 34 years of industry experience and over 25 years tenure. We know how to select sites and to acquire those sites to turn big opportunities into even bigger returns. Our team conducts a comprehensive due diligence analysis by evaluating the following aspects of the targeted property:

  • Financial Feasibility and Economic Analysis
  • Environmental Investigation
  • Budget Development
  • Geo-technical Site Assessment
  • Entitlement Assessment
  • Value Engineering
  • Site Plan and Conceptual Development
  • Market Analysis

Site Selection / Assessment

Legacy Partners’ deeply experienced people have extensive local market knowledge, making it possible to pinpoint and acquire favorable land parcels.

Entitlement Process

Legacy has a long history of obtaining required approvals for the right to develop a particular property. We work with the industry’s best architects, lawyers, consultants, and engineers to assist with design, zoning and code requirements. Sometimes you need the whole team and sometimes you need a specific expert. We know the difference and will assemble the right, project-specific team. The process may include evaluation of: zoning variances; use permits; road approvals; community outreach and education; governmental relations; public hearings; document preparation; issue management; and stakeholder outreach and negotiations. Our development team uses relationships with local government officials and area residents to create a project that fits within the community to maximize expediency while minimizing conflict.

Product Selection / Design

To best manage the product selection and design process, Legacy Partners engages specialists and experts as needed, including industry-leading architects and design consultants. We conduct extensive research to understand the dynamics of the property location, the demographic profile, and local market conditions to determine the best design. We actively involve the property management team, so we can anticipate needs and meet expectations of our residents. We strive to make our buildings eco-friendly and to incorporate the latest trends and technological advancements. During the design process, we always try to create the feeling of home for our residents by providing desirable living experiences both inside their living space and in the amenities within their community.

Construction Management

Providing clients with construction management services during all stages of the development and construction process is a vital role for Legacy Partners. We understand the process and how to get it done properly. At every stage of development and construction, we strive for excellent service and workmanship. We aim to bring renovations and construction projects to completion on time and on budget by drawing on our experience to control the process and produce high-quality end results.

Asset Management

Legacy Partners is proficient and well-practiced at managing and operating multifamily real estate assets. In fact, we’ve managed most of the properties we have developed, seeing many through to their successful disposition. Thanks to our fiscal strength and access to capital markets, we have completed complex financing arrangements and created venture relationships with some of the biggest investors in the industry.

Dispositions / Sales

Legacy Partners has been managing the disposition of multifamily communities, both acquired and developed, since 1968. We have effectuated the sale of over $6 billion of multifamily communities.