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Essex Property Trust, Inc. operates as a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust in the United States. It engages in the ownership, operation, management, acquisition, development, and redevelopment of apartment communities, as well as commercial properties. As of March 31, 2012, the company owned or had interests in 158 apartment communities; and 5 commercial buildings, as well as 5 development projects. Its communities are located in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties in southern California; and the San Francisco Bay area in northern California, as well as in the Seattle metropolitan area. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. As a result, it would not be subject to corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to shareholders. Essex Property Trust, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

1,173 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/26/14
Founded in 1971

essex property trust inc (ESS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director,...
Total Annual Compensation: $790.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Off...
Total Annual Compensation: $465.0K
Executive Vice President of Acquisitions
Total Annual Compensation: $475.0K
Executive Vice President of Asset Management
Total Annual Compensation: $425.0K
Executive Vice President of Development
Total Annual Compensation: $475.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Essex Property Trust Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Essex Property Trust Inc. announced the appointment of John Farias as Group Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and principal accounting officer for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The appointment is effective January 5, 2015. Mr. Farias assumes the role of principal accounting officer from Michael T. Dance, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, who has held the role of principal accounting officer since the middle of 2013. Mr. Dance will continue to serve the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Farias served as Vice President and then CAO responsible for financial reporting of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust and certain affiliated companies since February 2013. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Farias was Vice President, Fund Operations for Prologis Inc. (formerly AMB Property Corporation (AMB")), where he oversaw and managed the processes and functions surrounding the global platform of fund operations and fund reporting. From 1996 to 2005.

Essex Property Trust Inc.(NYSE:ESS) dropped from S&P 500 Value Index

Essex Property Trust Inc.(NYSE:ESS) dropped from S&P 500 Value Index

Essex Property Trust, Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares and Preferred Shares, Payable on January 15, 2015

Essex Property Trust Inc. announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.30 per common share payable January 15, 2015 to shareholders of record as of January 2, 2015. The board of directors has also declared a regular quarterly distribution for its Series H Preferred Stock for the fourth quarter of 2014 in the amount of $0.44531 per share. The preferred dividend is payable on January 15, 2015 to Series H preferred stockholders of record on January 2, 2015.


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