Equity Residential

Equity Residential

Equity Residential

Date Founded



Two North Riverside Plaza, Suite 400, Chicago, IL, 60606, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Trusts & Funds
Real Estate
Real Estate Investment Trusts

Company Description

Equity Residential operates as a real estate investment trust. It engages in the acquisition, development, and management of rental apartment properties, which includes the generation of rental and other related income through the leasing of apartment units to residents. The company was founded by Robert H. Lurie and Sam Zell in March 1993 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Senior Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Executive Vice President-Investments

Executive Vice President-Property Operations

Executive Vice President, Development

Board of Trustees

Co-Founder at Uptake Technologies, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Equity Residential

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at Brixmor Property Group, Inc.

President at IMG Worldwide, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Telemat Ltd.

Former President-North American Region at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

Former Managing Director & Partner at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Director-Center for Real Estate Studies at Indiana University

Former President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee at Equity Residential

President, US & Canada, Franchising & Mxm MSB at Marriott International, Inc.

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APG US’ portfolio includes Fixed Income, Private Real Estate, and Infrastructure. The Fixed Income Portfolios utilizes bottom-up issue selection combined with top-down duration management and sector allocation in a disciplined, quantifiable, and reproducible manner. The firm invests in a broad spectrum of fixed income sectors that convey different risks, diversification of return and alpha sources are essential elements of the investment process. The Listed Real Estate strategy uses fundamental analysis to form the basis for investment decisions. The Private Real Estate investment strategy uses quantitative analysis, which relies upon objective analysis of market conditions and asset valuation and underwriting, in addition to fundamental research, to form the basis for evaluating investment opportunities. The Infrastructure investment strategy focuses on private infrastructure businesses and assets.

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MIMBT maintains a flexible strategy designed to conform with various clients’ individual investment objectives, whether such objectives are growth, total return, current income, tax-exempt income, asset allocation, international or global, or stability of principal. In addition, a portfolio manager will generally consider the composition of the relevant benchmark index, as well as the composition of portfolios within a competitive peer group when constructing the portfolio for a fund. This method is designed to minimize both excessive volatility within the portfolio and wide divergence in performance versus the market in a given investment style or mandate, while seeking to produce consistently above average long-term performance. MIMBT manages separate client-focused equity, debt, and balanced portfolios. They invest in the public equity and debt markets of the US, non-US, and other emerging economies. They invest in growth-oriented value stocks of small-cap, mid-cap and large-cap companies. The firm selects countries by utilizing a top-down approach and selects using fundamental analysis with a bottom-up approach.

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PGGM favors equity investments in North American and Europe and in sectors including financial services, raw materials, services and information technology. Their fixed-income portfolios primarily focus on European government bonds, but they also invest in US bonds and investment-grade credits. Their investment process begins with asset allocation and risk budgeting using VAR and RVAR. They then allocate markets, determine the investment style and select either an internal or an external manager. As a socially responsible investor, the firm pays close attention to the corporate governance practices of the companies in which they invest and exercises their shareholder rights by voting at their general meetings.

Recent Transactions
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Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte LLP purchase QSpace, Inc. from Equity Residential

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Equity Residential issued USD Common Stock

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purchases Archstone-Smith Trust, Inc. from Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.

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Advised onEquity Residential purchases Merry Land & Investment Co., Inc.

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Advised onEquity Residential issued USD Common Stock

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Advised onEquity Residential purchases Merry Land & Investment Co., Inc.


Advised onEquity Residential issued USD Common Stock

Legal Advisor

Advised on purchases Archstone-Smith Trust, Inc. from Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.

Head of US Real Estate Investment Trust Tax Practice

Advised on purchases Archstone-Smith Trust, Inc. from Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at BDT Capital Partners LLC

Legal Advisor

Former Chair, Land Use Group at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

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Former Vice President at The Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co.

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Mid-America Apartment Communities Trusts & Funds - Germantown, TN

MAA is a real estate investment trust that owns and manages multifamily apartments in the sunbelt region of the United States. We have grown from 5,580 apartment homes at the time of our initial public offering in January 1994 to over 49,000 apartment homes today; including our ownership through joint-venture funds with institutional investors. We are traded on the NYSE under the symbol MAA, and are headquartered at 6584 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38138. MAA has a strong track record in extracting value through opportunistic property acquisitions, strategic development and renovations, and a sophisticated technology-based operating platform. Our capital allocation and portfolio plan is built around a disciplined program to diversify in both large tier and select secondary markets across the Sunbelt region. We believe these dynamic and resilient markets provide growth opportunities and strong value returns for our discerning investors. MAA aims to provide investors with a reliable dividend income that, over the long run, will consistently grow and be protected against economic downturns. We have consistently generated long-term investor returns greater than most other apartment REITs through our well-defined strategy

Camden Property Trust Real Estate - Houston, Texas

Camden Property Trust operates as a real estate investment trust, which engages in the ownership, management, development, redevelopment, acquisition, and construction of multifamily apartment communities. It focuses on maintaining a geographically portfolio of apartment homes located across the U.S. The company was founded by Richard J. Campo and D. Keith Oden on May 25, 1993 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

UDR, Inc. Trusts & Funds - Highlands Ranch, CO

UDR, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, disposes of, and manages multifamily apartment communities. It engages in the multi-family real estate investment trust business. It operates through the Same-Store Communities and Non-Mature Communities/Other segments. The Same-Store Communities segment pertains to properties that are acquired, developed, and stabilized occupancy. The Non-Mature Communities/Other segment include recently acquired, developed and redeveloped communities and the non-apartment components of mixed use properties. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, CO.

Awards & Honors
Rank #781
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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