PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - 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, Michael J. Schall, will participate in a roundtable presentation at the 2011 Citigroup Global Property CEO Conference in Hollywood, Florida on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 8:10 a.m. Eastern Time.

To listen to Essex's roundtable presentation, dial (877) 211-0500 and enter the passcode "2038645." 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 markets. Essex currently has ownership interests in 147 apartment communities with an additional 2 properties in various stages of active development. Additional information about Essex can be found on the Company's web site at

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Nicole Culbertson
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