PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2010) - 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 roundtable presentation at the 2010 Citigroup Global Property CEO Conference in Palm Beach, Florida on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 10:25 a.m. Eastern Time.

To listen to Essex's roundtable presentation, dial (877) 211-0500 and enter the passcode "9533980." There will be no replay available. A copy of the presentation can also be obtained through Essex's Investor Relations department at (650) 494-3700.

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 (27,248 units), and has 581 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

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