Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.75 per common share payable October 16, 2017 to shareholders of record as of September 29, 2017.

About Essex Property Trust, Inc.

Essex Property Trust, Inc., an S&P 500 company, 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 247 apartment communities with an additional 5 properties in various stages of active development. Additional information about Essex can be found on the Company's web site at www.essex.com.

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