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Section 1: 4 (FORM 4)

Ownership Submission
FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
BROWN JEFFREY DOUGLAS
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Equity Commonwealth [EQC]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
SVP & Chief Accounting Officer
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O EQUITY COMMONWEALTH, TWO NORTH RIVERSIDE PLAZA, SUITE 2100
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
10/28/2018
(Street)

CHICAGO, IL 60606
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 10/28/2018   M   1,191(1) A (1) 7,057 D  
Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 10/28/2018   F   868(2) D $29.86 6,189 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Share Units (3) 10/28/2018   M     1,191   (4)   (4) Common Stock 1,191 (3) 423 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
BROWN JEFFREY DOUGLAS
C/O EQUITY COMMONWEALTH
TWO NORTH RIVERSIDE PLAZA, SUITE 2100
CHICAGO, IL 60606
      SVP & Chief Accounting Officer  

Signatures

 /s/ Orrin S. Shifrin, attorney-in-fact   10/30/2018
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Each Common Share of Beneficial Interest of Equity Commonwealth was received in exchange for one Restricted Share Unit ("RSU"), subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Equity Commonwealth 2012 Equity Compensation Plan and the restricted share unit agreement for the Reporting Person.
(2) Reflects common shares surrendered to the Issuer to satisfy tax withholding obligations in connection with the vesting of restricted common shares and RSUs.
(3) Each RSU represents the right to receive one share of Common Shares of Beneficial Interest of Equity Commonwealth, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Equity Commonwealth 2012 Equity Compensation Plan and the restricted share unit agreement for the Reporting Person.
(4) On November 8, 2017, the Reporting Person received 2,382 RSUs as a result of certain performance criteria being met with respect to previously granted RSUs, vesting in two equal installments on November 8, 2017 and October 28, 2018, subject to the Reporting Person's continued employment with Equity Commonwealth through such date.

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