Profile: Essex Property Trust Inc (ESS)
26 May 2017
Essex Property Trust, Inc., incorporated on March 11, 1994, is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged primarily in the ownership, operation, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment of predominantly apartment communities, located along the West Coast. Its segments include Southern California, Northern California, Seattle Metro and Other real estate assets. The Company owns all of its interest in its real estate and other investments directly or indirectly through Essex Portfolio, L.P. (the Operating Partnership). As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or held an interest in 245 communities, aggregating 59,645 apartment homes, excluding the Company's ownership in preferred equity investments, as well as two operating commercial buildings (totaling approximately 140,564 square feet), and six active development projects with 2,223 apartment homes in various stages of development.
The Company's properties include Mio, Form 15, Emerson Valley Village and Ashton Sherman Village. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had two consolidated development projects and four joint venture development projects consisted of 2,223 apartment homes. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had various consolidated predevelopment projects. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had ownership interests in six redevelopment communities aggregating 1,869 apartment homes. The Company's communities are primarily suburban garden-style communities comprising multiple clusters of two and three-story buildings situated on 3 to 15 acres of land. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's communities included 156 garden-style, 83 mid-rise and six high-rise communities. The Company owned an office building with approximately 106,564 square feet located in Irvine, California, of which the Company occupied approximately 8,000 square feet as of December 31, 2016. The Company owns Essex-Hollywood, a 34,000 square foot commercial building.
Essex Property Trust Inc
1100 Park Pl Ste 200
SAN MATEO CA 94403-7107