Our mission is to create quality communities in premier locations and our vision is to provide great communities in which to live, work and invest.
We are Essex—the proven leader in West Coast apartments. We are a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities located in supply-constrained markets. With a commitment to the vibrant coastal economies in which we operate, we continually push to innovate, improve, and add value to the lives of our residents, associates, and shareholders.
Through a proven investment strategy grounded by research and discipline, we have evolved from a small real estate company to an industry leader over the past five decades.
George M. Marcus founded Essex
Essex Property Trust goes public (NYSE: ESS) at $19.50 per share
ESS completes the development of its first sustainable-certified community
Increases the regular dividend, the only multifamily REIT to do so during the Great Recession
Michael Schall succeeds Keith Guericke as President & CEO
ESS closes $16B merger with BRE Properties and is added to the S&P 500 Index
ESS celebrates 25th year as a public company
ESS celebrates 50th anniversary since the company was founded
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Shareholder Services and Information
Essex is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities located in supply-constrained markets. The Essex portfolio is concentrated along the West Coast, including Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle metropolitan area. Please see the general Company Presentation for additional information about the Essex portfolio.
Creating Better Communities
More than 10 years ago, we began pursuing new initiatives aimed at integrating sustainable practices into our communities. Our goal is to make our communities a place our residents are proud to call home.
U.S. Green Building Council
We are a proud member of USGBC, and have achieved Green or LEED certifications—the leading programs for green buildings and communities worldwide—on 27 development projects, over 8,000 sustainable homes.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Our four pillars to creating quality communities include improving our residents’ well-being, creating a positive work experience for our employees, reducing our environmental footprint, and delivering long-term results for our investors. View our CSR Report.