Empire State Realty Trust Welcomes Frédéric Fekkai to One Grand Central Place

June 28, 2016

NEW YORK CITY, June, 28, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE:ESRT) announces that Frédéric Fekkai, the premier luxury salon brand, has signed a long-term lease for its New York City offices at One Grand Central Place.

After creating hairstyles for celebrities and models on both catwalks and magazine covers, Frédéric Fekkai opened salons across the United States and went on to launch his own line of hair care products.

“Fekkai is a strong global brand and we are delighted to welcome the company to One Grand Central Place,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. “We continue to attract quality tenants to One Grand Central Place due to its convenient central location with in-building access to Grand Central Terminal.”

Neal Tewani of KNP Realty LLC represented Fekkai Retail LLC in the lease negotiations. Julie Christiano and Lindsay Godard represented ESRT in the above transaction, along with William Cohen and Andrew Weisz of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

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 March 31, 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

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