Lincoln Property Company has been ranked as the number one property manager in 2015 according to Multi-Housing News' top 50 listing. The ranking was based on self-reported property characteristics for all firms, quantity of leases, amount and size of communities under management, square footage, amount of property operations owned or managed, involvement in multiple property sectors, sustainability practices, as well as other considerations. Preference was given to those that had strong growth and that serviced more than one sector.
Lincoln Property Company has an average occupancy of 94% and manages over 164,000 residential units, inclusive of 31,000 military homes and 18,000 student housing beds. More than 106 million square feet of office space, 30 million square feet of industrial space, and 12 million square feet of retail space are also under Lincoln management, giving Lincoln a diverse real estate portfolio. The number two ranked firm was AEW Capital Management, followed by CBRE. Margette Hepfner, Lincoln's Vice President of Client Services, stated, "We are thrilled about Lincoln's top ranking in Multi-Housing News. One of Lincoln's strengths is diversity; servicing numerous market sectors. Not only do we bring experience in apartment management, but also in management and development of commercial, industrial, retail, military, and student housing. We're excited about the achievement and are looking forward to continual growth."