Annual Survey of the Industry's Giants

National Real Estate Investor is pleased to publish the “Best of the Best.” These 12 rankings provide you with important information about the largest commercial real estate players in the industry, including developers, brokers, property managers and lenders. The surveys cover all five major commercial real estate sectors: office, industrial, retail, hotel and multifamily. Questionnaires were faxed to about 1,500 companies at the beginning of May. Respondents were asked to complete the form and return it via mail or fax. Although the editors made every effort to ensure data collection was as comprehensive as possible, some companies chose not to participate. Due to space considerations, only the top 25 appear in this issue. The time period for surveys covers the calendar year 2002. The ranking of Top Shopping Center Owners was originally published in NREI's sister publication, Retail Traffic, in April of this year and is reprinted with its permission. Rankings for the top apartment owners and managers were provided by the Washington, D.C.-based National Multi Housing Council and first appeared in the April 2003 issue of NREI. Lastly, the rankings of direct and financial intermediaries originally appeared in the May 2003 issue of NREI and are reprinted in this issue.