Gables manages properties on a national scale, and has been in business for over 25 years. They develop, own and manage over 38,000 apartments. They give back to the communities in which they have apartment complexes, by giving everyone a day off for community service. In 2010 over 1100 employees contributed over 7000 volunteer hours in their local and regional communities.
Gables has started a number of "green" intiatives in both their offices, and apartment complexes, with the goal of reducing their environmental impact. This covers construction materials, as well as the day-to-day running of the business. As a result, they have won the 2010 EarthCraft Multifamily Developer of the Year Award in recognition of environmentally sensible and sustainable multifamily development.