Empire State Realty Trust Welcomes Authentic French Cuisine to Times Square South

November 3, 2016

NEW YORK CITY, November 3, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Maison Kayser has signed a long-term lease at 1400 Broadway.

Maison Kayser serves authentic French artisanal fare, creating freshly baked goods that are made daily onsite. Founder Eric Kayser is recognized as one of the most gifted bakers of his generation, providing product quality and authenticity.

“With the signing of Maison Kayser, ESRT has added another quality food option to serve our growing office population in Times Square South,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. “Empire State Realty Trust has transformed the neighborhood by bringing in shops, restaurants and food choices to the Broadway pedestrian plaza connecting Herald Square and Times Square. We are thrilled to welcome Maison Kayser to the neighborhood.”

David Berke and Paul Berkman of JLL represented Maison Kayser in the lease negotiations. Fred Posniak and Shanae Ursini represented ESRT in the transaction.

About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world's most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2016, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 707,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

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