(assume to use a date in the past) Equity Residential (EQR) - Our Investment Strategy - What We Buy/ Sell
 

Our Investment Strategy

We buy, build and sell properties to achieve a diverse portfolio of high-quality assets that provide an exceptional living experience to our residents. Our capital resources and deep bench allow us to complete complex transactions quickly and effectively.

 

Acquisitions


What We Buy

Deal Structure and Size

We typically offer all-cash transactions for single asset, multiple asset and large portfolio acquisitions, but we will assume existing financing or seller financing. As an UPREIT, Equity Residential is able to issue operating partnership units as an alternative to cash, providing the seller with tax deferment advantages. We are also actively seeking joint venture development and pre-sale opportunities.

Where we’re buying now:

  • Boston MSA
  • New York including the Route 95 corridor in Connecticut and New Jersey
  • Washington DC MSA
  • Seattle MSA
  • San Francisco Bay MSA
  • Los Angeles MSA
  • Orange County
  • San Diego County

Asset Acquisition

We typically seek communities of 100 apartments or more. We buy well located assets with quality construction.

Submissions

Please contact the individual acquisitions officer responsible for each region. Equity Residential's extensive market knowledge allows us to quickly determine if we have any interest in the property.

You may also contact Alan W. George – Chief Investment Officer; at 312.928.1259, or his assistant Rebecca Harris, at 312.928.1251, with any questions regarding acquisitions or dispositions.

Acquisitions Contacts

Washington DC
Brian Grant
202.971.7062

Boston, New York, New Jersey
Dan Egan
646.833.3969

Seattle, San Francisco
Jim Alexander
312.928.1260

Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego
John Yunker
949.344.7710

Developments


What We Build

Deal Structure and Size

We invest directly, in equity joint-venture structures, pre-sale transactions at market cap rates, and in multiple property pools. As an UPREIT, we are able to issue operating partnership units as an alternative to cash, providing sellers with tax deferment advantages.

Where we’re developing now:

  • Boston MSA
  • New York including the Route 95 corridor in Connecticut and New Jersey
  • Washington DC MSA
  • Seattle MSA
  • San Francisco Bay MSA
  • Los Angeles MSA
  • Orange County
  • San Diego County

Asset Size

We typically develop communities of 100 apartments or more. We will consider smaller projects in select markets and urban infill locations. We will also consider single-project developments and multiple-project pools.

Submissions

Please contact the regional development director for additional information.

If you’ve got an opportunity you’d like to present, please submit the following information:

  • Full property description
  • Market information (including sales and rental comps)
  • Location map
  • Architectural renderings, including project site plan, unit floor plans, building plans and preliminary elevations
  • Location map(s) showing surrounding street network and how the site relates to the area
  • Aerial photographs of the surrounding area
  • Color photographs of the site and surroundings
  • Pro forma

Developments Contacts

Boston

Paul Barrett
617.648.2162

New York

George Kruse
646.833.3962

Washington DC

Richard Boales
202.971.7087

San Francisco Bay Area

Jim Kelly
415.767.7188

Southern California

Dustin Smith
424.732.4205

Seattle

Bradley Karvasek
206.577.9022

Dispositions


What We Sell

We are marketing the following multi-family properties for disposition. Please contact the appropriate broker with questions or to request a marketing package. If you have any additional questions, you may contact the dispositions officer directly.

Assets for Sale

EQR Properties for Sale as of 5/19/16

Disposition Contacts

Cydney White
Senior Vice President
312.928.1301