Home Properties Inc was formed in November 1993, as a Maryland corporation. The Company completed an initial public offering on August 4, 1994 It is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. It owns, operates, acquires, develops and rehabilitates apartment communities. The Company's properties are regionally focused, primarily in selected Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Company competes with other real estate investors in seeking property for acquisition and development. These competitors include pension and investment funds, insurance companies, private investors, local owners and developers, and other apartment REITs.