Mike Schall

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Essex Property Trust, UDR Lead Investors in ESG-Focused Fund

Launched by RET Ventures, the fund will focus on technology solutions to improve... More

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5 Execs on What's Ahead for 2017

Five executives share their takes on the market, including their predictions,... More

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REITs Report 12-Year Low in Turnover, Strength in California

REITs also report strong pricing power in their second quarter calls. MFE's Les... More

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Investor Litt Strikes for Change at Underperforming REITs

At BRE Properties and now Associated Estates (AEC), Jonathan Litt has pushed for change. If you gets his way at AEC, it could mean an new direction for the REIT. More

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Western Union: Behind the Scenes of the Essex–BRE Deal

Multifamily Executive goes behind the scenes to offer a comprehensive, revealing blow-by-blow account of the dance between Essex Realty Trust and BRE Properties. Deal junkies, this one's for you. More

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Essex Sees Strong West Coast Performance

The delicate balance between occupancy and rent increases, a major theme on many REITs’ first-quarter earnings calls, came up again today on the call for Essex Property Trust. Like many of its peers, the Palo Alto, Calif.–based company is dealing with how many units to allow to go vacant so that it can, theoretically, turn those over to higher-paying renters as the leasing season picks up in the late spring and summer. More

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Pop Quiz: Q&A with Essex's New CEO Mike Schall

Mike Schall may have a new role as CEO of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Essex Property Trust, but he is certainly no stranger to the company. Schall has served under outgoing CEO Keith R.Guericke for 24 years. When the company went public in 1994, he was CFO. Five years ago, he moved over to the COO role. Now, he's in the top spot. More

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