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Essex Property Trust Acquires Joint Venture Partner’s Interest in Four Communities Comprising 1,480 Apartment Homes

Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) announced today that it acquired its joint venture partner’s 49.9% interest in the BEXAEW portfolio for a total purchase price of $505.0 million on a gross basis. The seller’s cap rate is approximately 5.25%; however, after incorporating additional economic benefits by fully integrating this portfolio into our operating platform, we estimate a 5.9% year-one yield. Concurrent with closing, the Company repaid $219.9 million of debt encumbering the properties and consolidated the communities on the Company’s financials. The portfolio is comprised of four properties totaling 1,480 apartment homes. The portfolio generated an 11.4% IRR and the Company will recognize approximately $1.5 million in promote income, which will be excluded from Core FFO.

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 252 apartment communities comprising approximately 62,000 apartment homes with an additional property in active development. Additional information about the Company can be found on the Company’s website at

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