David J. Neithercut, Trustee, Chief Executive Officer and President of Equity Residential

David J. NeithercutWednesday, April 4, 2012

Mr. David J. Neithercut is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Trustees of Equity Residential. Mr. Neithercut has been Equity’s President since May 2005 and became Chief Executive Officer and a trustee of the company in January 2006.

Mr. Neithercut joined Equity Residential in1995 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and served in that capacity until August 2004 when he was named Executive Vice President – Corporate Strategy. Prior to joining Equity Residential, Mr. Neithercut was Senior Vice President of Finance for Equity Group Investments, an affiliate of Equity Residential’s predecessor company.

Mr. Neithercut holds a B.A. from St. Lawrence University and an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Neithercut serves as a Director of General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP) and is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Multi Housing Council, the Urban Land Institute and the Executive Committee of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.
Equity Residential

Equity Residential is an S&P 500 company focused on the acquisition, development and management of high quality apartment properties in top U.S. growth markets.

The company was organized as a real estate investment trust to continue the multifamily real estate business controlled by Samuel Zell, which was originally founded in 1969. The company, which was taken public in an initial public offering completed in August 1993, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Equity Residential owns or has interest in 417 properties in 15 states and the District of Columbia consisting of 119,011 units and has approximately 3,800 employees.

For more information on Equity Residential, please visit the company’s web site at www.equityresidential.com.