This excerpt taken from the EQR DEF 14A filed Apr 17, 2006.
Committee Fees. In 2005, Trustees who served on the Audit, Compensation, Nominating, Corporate Governance or Executive Committee received an additional $4,000 (increased to $6,000 in 2006 for Audit Committee members only) in cash per year for each committee on which they served. The chair of the Audit Committee received an additional $11,000 (increased to $17,500 in 2006) in cash per year and the chairs of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees each received an additional $6,000 (increased to $10,500 in 2006) in cash per year. Mr. Zell does not receive a fee for acting as Chair of the Executive Committee.