Equity Residential

Equity Residential

Equity Residential

Date Founded



2 North Riverside Plaza,Suite 400,Chicago, IL 60606-2609

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Trusts & Funds
Real Estate
Real Estate Investment Trusts

Company Description

Equity Residential operates as a real estate investment trust, which engages in the acquisition, development, and management of rental apartment properties. 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

Senior Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Executive Vice President, Development

Executive Vice President-Property Operations

Executive Vice President-Investments

Executive Vice President-Investments

Board of Trustees

Co-Founder at Uptake Technologies, Inc.

President at IMG Worldwide, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Telemat Ltd.

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

Founder at Arzu, Inc.

Director-Center for Real Estate Studies at Indiana University

President & Chief Executive Officer at Equity Residential

President & Director at Erp Holding Co., Inc.

Member-Emeritus at The Smith Center for Performing Arts

Chief Global Officer, Global Operations at Marriott International, Inc.

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Cohen & Steers is a global investment manager focused on specialty asset classes, including real estate securities, listed infrastructure, real assets, preferred securities, large cap value equities and alternative strategies. Background In 1986, Martin Cohen and Robert Steers established Cohen & Steers as the first investment company to specialize in listed real estate. As the global real estate securities market evolved, we expanded our operations to Europe and Asia Pacific, forming the industry’s largest global investment team dedicated to real estate securities. Through careful consideration, we have added to our investment offerings over the years, developing related strategies designed to meet investors’ increasing demand for dividend income and real returns. Cohen & Steers was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2004 under the ticker: CNS. As of December 31, 2012, the company had $45.8 billion in assets under management. Cohen & Steers is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Brussels, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seattle.

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APG US' strategies include Core Bond Plus, High Yield and Agency Mortgage Alpha. Both strategies may utilize derivative transactions, including credit default swaps, for hedging purposes or efficient portfolio management. For Core Bond Plus, they use macroeconomic analysis, credit analysis and valuation analysis to make investment decisions. APG US invests in an array of fixed-income sectors that convey different risks, thus, diversification of return and alpha sources is an essential element of their investment process. For High Yield, they employ intensive credit analysis, valuation analysis, industry analysis and macroeconomic analysis to make investment decisions. For Agency Mortgage Alpha, they attempt to generate excess returns by employing both a top-down approach, where a general theme in terms of prepayments and volatility is developed to determine the appropriate mix of MBS and a bottom-up approach, where security selection revolves around the prepayment behavior conveyed by different specified MBS pool characteristics.

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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.

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

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Equity Residential issued Common Stock

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

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors

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

Escrow Agent

Advised onEquity Residential issued Common Stock

Investment Advisor

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


Advised onEquity Residential issued 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

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
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$2,500 - $4,999
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$2,500 - $4,999
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OpsTechnology, Inc. develops software solutions for real estate business. The firm serves national and local REITs, building owners, fee & property management companies, including United Dominion, Camden and Avalon Bay. Its solutions deliver spend management savings to real estate companies of all sizes by providing the ability to control and standardize procurement, purchasing and payables functions in a secure web-based environment with OpsBuyer and OpsInvoice. The company was founded by Rajiv Naidu and Sukhi Singh in 1999 and is headquartered in Carrollton, TX.

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

Rapid7, Inc. Computer Software | BOSTON , MA

Rapid7, Inc. engages in the provision of cyber security analytics and automation services. Its product includes insight platform, which offers InsightVM, InsightIDR, InsightAppSec, and InsightConnect. The company was founded by Alan P. Matthews, Tas Giakouminakis and Chad Loder in July 2000 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

SP Plus Corp. Other Business & Consulting Services | Chicago, IL

SP Plus Corp. provides professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, event logistics, and baggage handling and related services to commercial, institutional, municipal and aviation clients. It also provides a wide range of event logistics services. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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.

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

Apartment Investment & Management Co. Trusts & Funds - Denver, CO

Apartment Investment & Management Co. operates as a real estate investment trust that engages in the acquisition, ownership, management and redevelopment of apartment properties. The company was founded by Terry Considine in 1975 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

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