Equity Residential Recognized for ESG Leadership for Fifth Consecutive Year

Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) today announced that the Company has again been named a Global Listed Sector Leader in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). The 2018 GRESB assessment included more than 900 public and private real estate companies and funds.

At Equity Residential, we take great pride that each and every one of us is fully committed to addressing ESG at the highest levels, said David J. Neithercut, Equity Residentials CEO. We are proud to have been recognized by GRESB for our accomplishments in this area for the fifth consecutive year and will continue to relentlessly pursue all opportunities to improve in ESG matters for the benefit of the environment, our communities and our company.

Equity Residential has recently published its 2018 ESG report, which can be found on the Sustainability page of the Companys website at www.equityapartments.com. The report gives an update on the Companys goals, initiatives and accomplishments on these important topics.

About Equity Residential

Equity Residential is an S&P 500 company focused on the acquisition, development and management of rental apartment properties in urban and high-density suburban markets where todays renters want to live, work and play. Equity Residential owns or has investments in 306 properties consisting of 79,260 apartment units, primarily located in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco, Southern California and Denver. For more information on Equity Residential, please visit our website at www.equityapartments.com.


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GRESB is the global environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmark for real assets. Working in collaboration with the industry, GRESB defines the standard for sustainability performance in real assets, providing standardized and validated ESG data to more than 70 institutional investors “ representing over $18 trillion in institutional capital. In 2018 a record 903 property companies and funds participated in the GRESB Real Estate Assessment.

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Marty McKenna, (312) 928-1901