Mark Parrell

Mark Parrell

BBA '88
Chief Executive Officer and President,
Equity Residential
Career Background

Mr. Parrell is the President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Trustees of Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR), a position he has held since January 2019.

Mr. Parrell was the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from October 2007 to September 2018 and Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the Company from August 2005 to October 2007, and served in various roles in the Company’s finance group since September 1999.

Mr. Parrell serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of the T. Rowe Price mutual funds, a position he has held since January 2023.

Mr. Parrell is also active in several business and community service organizations. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Real Estate Roundtable and on the Executive Board of Governors of Nareit. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan, his alma mater, and is a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council and served as Chair of its Finance Committee in 2015-2016. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Finance Committee of the Greater Chicago Food Depository and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.

Mr. Parrell served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit and Investment Committees of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD), a leading operator of senior living communities throughout the United States from April 2015 to July 2017. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Aviv REIT, Inc. (NYSE: AVIV), a public REIT that specialized in owning post-acute and long-term care skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare properties from March 2013 until April 2015 when Aviv merged into Omega Healthcare.

Mr. Parrell holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

About Equity Residential
Equity Residential is committed to creating communities where people thrive. The Company, a member of the S&P 500, is focused on the acquisition, development and management of residential properties located in and around dynamic cities that attract high quality long-term renters. Equity Residential owns or has investments in 308 properties consisting of 79.597 apartment units, with an established presence in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco and Southern California, and an expanding presence in Denver, Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Austin. For more information on Equity Residential, please visit our website at