Anne Morrison Rousseau is the Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of Essex Property Trust, Inc., an S&P 500 Company that is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops and manages multifamily apartment communities located in supply-constrained markets. The Essex portfolio is concentrated along the West Coast, including Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle metropolitan area. At Essex, Anne is responsible for overseeing all legal activities, and enterprise risk management including the company’s insurance programs, corporate governance, and investment due diligence. In addition, she oversees matters related to regulatory and compliance involving property operations, investment transaction negotiations, and oversees Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives, strategy, and reporting.
Prior to joining Essex, Anne was a commercial litigation attorney at the international law firm of Nixon Peabody where she specialized in real estate litigation. Anne received her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with minors in Spanish and Economics from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is a member of the California State Bar and the NAREIT Corporate Governance Council.
Anne resides with her husband and two children (boy/girl twins) in Healdsburg, California.