David J. Neithercut, CEO & President
David J. Neithercut, our CEO, sets the strategic direction for the Company under the direction of the Board, is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and performance of the Company and sets the agenda for Board meetings in consultation with the Chairman and our Lead Trustee.
DAVID J. NEITHERCUT has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2006 and President of the Company since May 2005.
He was Executive Vice President – Corporate Strategy of the Company from January 2004 to May 2005, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from February 1995 to August 2004.
Prior to joining Equity Residential, Mr. Neithercut served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Equity Group Investments, L.L.C., an owner, manager and financier of real estate and corporations.
Mr. Neithercut is a director of General Growth Properties, Inc., serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and is a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council.
Mr. Neithercut is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the Policy Advisory Board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.
Mr. Neithercut received an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Following the recommendation of the Corporate Governance Committee
, the Company’s Board of Trustees has nominated all the Company’s current trustees, John W. Alexander, Charles L. Atwood, Linda Walker Bynoe, Mary Kay Haben, Bradley A. Keywell, John E. Neal, David J. Neithercut
, Mark S. Shapiro, Gerald A. Spector, B. Joseph White and Samuel Zell for election.
As a result of this review, the Board affirmatively determined that all the Trustees nominated for election at the Annual Meeting are independent of the Company and its management within the meaning of the NYSE listing standards, with the exception of its Chairman, Mr. Zell and its Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Neithercut