REIT Wrecks says MAA will be best performing Apartment REIT in 2009:http://www.reitwrecks.com/2009/02/best-performing-apartment-reit-for-2009.html
I believe it. I still wonder why MAA is overlooked by most REIT investors, its a solid company with a great dividend. I guess because it doesn't trade 1M+ shares a day like AVB, AIV, or EQR some are scared off by the big swings.
I have owned it for years with great returns.