Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 14, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Maryland   1-11718   36-3857664

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File No.)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

Two North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois   60606
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(312) 279-1400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Item 8.01

Other Events.

On March 14, 2019, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (referred to herein as “we,” “us,” and “our”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) the Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A (“Proxy Statement”) for our 2019 annual meeting of stockholders. On or about March 21, 2019, we will mail a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials to stockholders of record at the close of business on February 20, 2019, the record date for our 2019 annual meeting of stockholders. The booklet entitled “The Life in a Day of Equity LifeStyle Properties 2018” (the “2018 ELS Storybook”) will be available for stockholders to view, together with our Proxy Statement (including proxy card) and our 2018 Annual Report. The 2018 ELS Storybook contains a letter from our Chairman of the Board, Samuel Zell, and our President and Chief Executive Officer, Marguerite Nader; comparisons of our balance sheet and operating metrics against REIT industry averages and pictures of certain of our properties. Accordingly, as the 2018 ELS Storybook could be deemed to be solicitation materials under the SEC’s proxy rules, we are filing this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Stockholders may obtain free copies of our Proxy Statement and other materials relating to the annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC through the website maintained at the SEC at http://www.sec.gov or on our website at https://equitylifestyleproperties.com. Stockholders are advised to read our Proxy Statement because it contains important information.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits


Exhibit 99.1    The Life in a Day of Equity LifeStyle Properties 2018


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Paul Seavey

  Paul Seavey
  Executive Vice President,
  Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Date: March 15, 2019