BRE Properties develops, acquires and manages apartment communities in the western United States. The company acquires properties built after 1980 with 100 units or more. It engages in single-asset transactions from $10 million to $200 million and portfolio transactions of any size. The company focuses on three types of apartment developments that include garden communities, podium developments and wraps. BRE Properties, a public company that employs more than 800 people, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BRE. The company is headquartered in San Francisco.