This publicly traded real estate investment trust is headquartered in Chicago.
It has stakes in about 550 apartment communities in growing markets like New York, Boston, Seattle, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It has an employee base of about 4000.
The company operates on the principle of investing in properties at the correct prices and managing them well. It primarily owns, develops and operates apartments. Apart from this, it also sells condominiums and operates a corporate housing division.