A new book from Thames & Hudson examines the minds behind the buildings.
At $4.4 billion, AvalonBay Communities' development pipeline is the highest it's ever been in company history. Of that total, $1.4 billion is under construction and $2.98 billion is in the planning stages. How did the Alexandria, Va.-based apartment REIT make this happen? By buying in good times and bad, just like the smart long-term investor that the company is.