PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - September 25, 2009) - Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in apartment communities located in targeted west coast markets, announced today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Keith R. Guericke, will participate in a panel presentation at the 2009 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Real Estate Conference in New York on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 10:20 am Pacific Daylight time.

To listen to Essex's roundtable presentation, please use the following webcast link:

A replay of the webcast will be available for two weeks following the panel.

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 132 apartment communities (27,102 units), and has 585 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