Equity Residential CIO Alan George to retire, Alexander Brackenridge named new CIO

Chicago-based Equity Residential announced that Alan W. George, 62, executive vice president and chief investment officer, will step down as CIO on September 1, 2020 and retire in early 2021. The company also announced that Alexander “Alec” Brackenridge, 56, the company’s executive vice president – investments, will become CIO effective September 1, 2020.

“Alan has been a key architect of our portfolio strategy since our beginnings as a public company and has played an integral role in all of the success that we have achieved over the past nearly three decades,” said Mark J. Parrell, Equity Residential’s president and CEO. “Time and again, Alan has shown exceptional real estate knowledge and leadership skills. He has been a leader, mentor and great friend to me and many others at Equity Residential. We wish him the very best in his retirement.”

Brackenridge has served as the company’s executive vice president – investments since 2015 and prior to that held various acquisitions and asset management positions within the company beginning in 1993. Brackenridge is a member of NMHC and ULI and received an M.B.A. from Yale University.

“We are very pleased to announce Alec as our new CIO. He has a great depth of investment knowledge and is deeply steeped in our strategy and culture. He has been involved in every significant transaction the company has undertaken since our IPO and brings a thoughtful perspective to all he does. We look forward to him leading our investments team and continuing to contribute to the company’s success,” said Parrell.