Started back in 1960s, today Equity Residential is a famous American real-estate company building, acquiring and managing a vast portfolio of high-quality apartments where people really want to live. Operating in top American growth markets, Equity Residential owns or manages buildings in many places across the U.S., including Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC and Seattle. Today, the company’s portfolio consists of 302 properties including 77,498 apartments. Publicly traded since 1993, the Equity Residential Reit share price has been set on the NYSE. In 2001, it became the first real-estate company included on the S&P 500 index .