Honored and Awarded


ansel_009Congratulations to Sue Ansel, MultiFamily Executive’s 2010 Executive of the Year!

In 2010, the honoree, Gables Residential’s Executive Vice President and COO Sue Ansel became the second female to win this prestigious award. She is well known for calming leadership style that has carried Gables Residential through the current economic downturn – literally doing more with less. Despite the difficult times, she has outperformed some of her more well-capitalized competitors in 2009 and 2010, increasing NOI in hard hit markets. With her leadership, Sue’s Gables team boasts occupancy numbers across its 38,000 unit national management portfolio.

Sue is not only a great leader, but she is admired and respected by personnel both inside and outside of Gables. Doug Bibby, President of NMHC reports that “Sue is highly respected in the industry. She’s competent, honest, diligent, professional, and holds respect across the board within the industry.” Lynette Hegeman, Gables’ Vice President of Marketing said, “Everybody wants to work hard for her. It’s not that she’s demanding, but people genuinely want to please her. It’s because she’s such a great leader.”

Sue travels over 150 days a year to meet with on-site managers and employees. She inspires greatness in her employees; she’s calm, fair and really cares. Under Sue’s leadership, Gables has done several local renovation projects in New Orleans neighborhoods after Hurricane Katrina.

On a personal note, Sue says that her most recent personal accomplishment is completing her first triathlon, and as of August, she has visited all 50 states, loves reading, swimming and other sports.

A big Apartment Finder Congratulations to Sue Ansel – – definitely an Executive of the Year!