At Essex, we believe that creating a positive living experience extends beyond the grounds of our communities and into each neighborhood that we serve. At a local level, we participate in school supply drives, fundraisers, holiday gift drives, and more. At the corporate level, we are passionate about giving back in the form of organized workplace giving and donating our time to a variety of volunteer activities.





Essex Cares About Associates

Essex Cares About Associates

At Essex, we invest in associates’ personal and professional development, making sure the associate journey is positive while supporting work-life balance.

Essex Cares About Residents

Essex Cares About Residents

We create exciting communities where residents want to live, play, exercise, and connect with their neighbors.

Essex Cares About Community

Essex Cares About Community

Our mission is to develop communities that have a positive impact on the environment, society, and the local community.

Business History

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


Obtains investment grade rating


ESS closes $16B merger with BRE Properties and is added to the S&P 500 Index


ESS celebrates 25th year as a public company


Achieves S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat status


ESS celebrates 50th anniversary since the company was founded

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