PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2008) - Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in apartment communities located in highly desirable, supply-constrained markets, announced today that Keith R. Guericke, President and CEO, and Michael T. Dance, Executive Vice President and CFO, will be presenting at the Bank of America 38th Annual Investment Conference on Monday, September 15, 2008. The presentation is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight time with the breakout session immediately following.

Both the presentation as well as the breakout session will be webcast and can be accessed on the Company's website under "Event Calendar" at For additional information, please contact the Company's Investor Relations department at (650) 849-1649.

Essex Property Trust, Inc., located in Palo Alto, California and traded on the New York Stock Exchange (ESS), is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily residential properties in selected West Coast communities. Essex currently has ownership interests in 133 apartment communities (26,790 units), and has 1,658 units in various stages of development.

Additional information about Essex can be found on the Company's web site at If you would like to receive future press releases via e-mail, please send a request to