Equity Residential

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Equity Residential
Traded as NYSEEQR
S&P 500 Component
Founded 1969
Number of locations
Key people
David Neithercut (CEO) Samuel Zell (Chairman)
Revenue $2B (USD)
Number of employees
Website www.equityresidential.com

Equity Residential is a member of the S&P 500, a publicly traded real estate investment trust based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns or has an interest in more than 550 apartment communities in 13 states and the District of Columbia. The company also has condominium and corporate housing business lines.

The company has approximately 4000 employees.[citation needed]


The company was founded in 1969 by real-estate investor Sam Zell, who is also the current chairman. The company has been publicly traded and has paid a cash dividend to shareholders every year since 1993.[citation needed]

On February 27, 2013, Equity Residential closed a $9 billion deal to acquire Archstone from Lehman Brothers.[1]


Equity Residential primarily develops, owns, and operates apartments. It also sells condominiums, and operates a corporate housing division.

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