Residential real estate investment trust stimulates reliable property value growth through a more holistic approach to portfolio-wide energy and ESG management. Essex Property Trust is a real estate investment trust that focuses on providing high-quality, affordable housing in supply-starved urban areas across California and Washington state. Since 1971, Essex has been acquiring, developing, remodeling, and managing hundreds of multifamily apartment communities as part of its mission. But, recent trends have brought sustainability to the forefront for management and residents alike. Committed to staying ahead of the curve, Essex was an early adopter of energy management practices. They began prioritizing efficiency and sustainability in 2009 and formed a dedicated Resources team in 2015.
“Our goal is to operate our properties as efficiently as possible. That, in turn, creates lower operational costs, which directly impacts resident rates and rents.” John Forde, Resource Manager of Essex Property Trust
Energy-efficient living is a noble objective, but successful execution requires a high level of expertise and consistency, especially at scale. Working with various vendors and a diverse portfolio meant that a traditional unilateral project approach was leaving potential opportunities on the table. It became clear that they needed to streamline their approach and engage a strategic partner to assist in that journey.
Essex needed a highly competitive partner who could meet the increased demands of their new centralized approach. They established specific standards and started consolidating their outside support. SitelogIQ’s program-level delivery model, focus on client service, and ability to adapt to the Resource team’s processes made them the perfect low-risk, high-impact partner for Essex. This partnership brought a unique balance of expertise, quality, speed, and competitive pricing that made it easy for Essex to turn their vision into results.
“SitelogIQ strengthens our energy efficiency strategy by helping us identify all available energy efficiency opportunities within our portfolio, so we’re never leaving money on the table.” John Forde, Resource Manager