Co-Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Berry is responsible for leading the Development department and overseeing acquisitions dispositions at the Company. Mr. Berry joined Essex’s Acquisitions group in 2003, where he covered the LA, Ventura and Bay Area markets, leading over $1.4B of acquisitions, joint ventures and developments. Beginning in August 2012, Mr. Berry shifted over to the Asset Management group to oversee the Company’s redevelopment, capital, dispositions and overall asset management activities. He was also instrumental in the BRE merger, overseeing the valuation and due diligence phases of the transaction. Mr. Berry joined the Development team in 2017 to oversee land acquisitions along with continuing to manage the Company’s dispositions. Prior to joining Essex, Mr. Berry practiced law for two years as a corporate and securities attorney at Wilson, Sonisini, Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto. He received a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in law from the University of Southern California in 2001 and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology from the University of California, San Diego in 1995.