SOURCE: Essex Property Trust, Inc.

November 14, 2008 20:44 ET

Essex Property Trust to Host Webcast During 2008 Los Angeles Property Tour

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2008) - 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 the Company's management team will be hosting a presentation focusing on their business plan and performance during their Los Angeles Property Tour Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 8:15 a.m. Pacific Time.

The presentation will be webcast and can be accessed on the Company's website under "Event Calendar" at www.essexpropertytrust.com. 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 www.essexpropertytrust.com. If you would like to receive future press releases via e-mail-please send a request to investors@essexpropertytrust.com.