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Mark J. Parrell Member, National Multifamily Housing Council The Real Estate Roundtable President & Chief Executive Officer Equity Residential
Mr. Parrell is the Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the Board of Trustees of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR). Mr. Parrell became the CEO in January 2019 and has been employed in various capacities at the Company since 1999.
 
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 is also active in several business and community service organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, as a member of the Ross School Advisory Board for the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. He also served as the Chair of the Finance Committee of the National Multi Housing Council from 2015 to 2016.
 
Mr. Parrell holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. fr n University
Law Center and is a licensed (inactive) attorney in the State of Illinois.