Our mission is to create quality communities in premier locations and our vision is to provide great communities in which to live, work and invest.
We are Essex—the proven leader in West Coast apartments. We are a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities located in supply-constrained markets. With a commitment to the vibrant coastal economies in which we operate, we continually push to innovate, improve, and add value to the lives of our residents, associates, and shareholders.
Great Places to Live
We know every resident is unique; that’s why we provide flexible lease terms to fit to your needs. You can move in when you please and stay as long as you like. With Essex, you get a one-of-a-kind living experience that provides convenience and peace of mind.
At Essex, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) impact all aspects of our business and contribute to the success of the company. We take full responsibility for our impact on the planet, which is why we work tirelessly to uphold our CSR goals: providing great communities in which to live, offering a positive place to work, and reducing our environmental footprint across our organization.
We care about social impact as much as a solid balance sheet. With a range of programs, fundraisers, and charitable partnerships, we work to build a better, stronger community that connects both residents and their surrounding neighborhoods. At Essex, we believe that making a difference is the best way to make yourself at home.
With one of the most diverse workforces among our industry peers, our goal is to foster an inclusive environment where all employees feel a sense of belonging and trust. In 2019, we formalized our Diversity & Inclusion committee to promote diversity, equal opportunity, and fair treatment for all employees. To amplify the conversation, we established Women at Essex and LGBTQ+ employee-led affinity groups, implemented ongoing DEI education and training courses, and launched monthly DEI events featuring guest speakers.
Working at Essex is more than a job. It’s a way of life. We are a team of nearly 1,800 employees who come together every day to provide exceptional experiences for our residents. At every turn, we pursue excellence. Our goal is to reimagine our employee journey with technology-driven innovations, upgrading and standardizing how we work, and offering programs that allow our employees to achieve physical, mental and financial well-being. We are proud of where we work and the work we do.
Our Employee Journey
Essex provides great communities in which to live, work and invest. We are a purpose-driven company, and we pride ourselves on promoting an internal culture of growth and opportunity by engaging, enabling and empowering our teams. Working at Essex is not a destination. It is a journey where you can confidently build your career.
We strive to innovate, improve, and add value to the lives of our employees by rewarding their efforts, giving them ownership of their responsibilities, and creating a team environment. Our five key values drive our day-to-day behaviors as we aim to create a better and more inclusive workplace: act with integrity, care about what matters, do right with urgency, lead at every level, and seek fairness.
When it comes to supporting our employees and their families, we go the extra mile. Our benefits package starts with competitive compensation, including equal pay, and expands to medical and dental insurance, vision benefits, and pre-tax flexible spending plans. Additionally, we offer housing discounts, 401K match program, paid time-off, 24-hour employee assistance programs, and more.
The needs of our employees are constantly changing, and we understand a variety of factors contribute to a healthy workforce. Our multi-faceted wellness program successfully addresses the five measures of wellbeing: financial, physical, and mental health, community support, and workplace satisfaction. We encourage work-life balance and provide tools and resources to amplify our employee journey.