This excerpt taken from the EQR DEF 14A filed Apr 17, 2006.
Former Trustee and Executive Officer
Bruce W. Duncan, 54, retired as Chief Executive Officer and Trustee of the Company on December 31, 2005. Mr. Duncan had been a Trustee of the Company since March 2002, President of the Company from March 2002 to May 2005 and Chief Executive Officer from January 2003 to December 2005. He was a private investor from April 2000 until joining the Company. Mr. Duncan is the Chairman of the Board of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.