EVO Real Estate Group Arranges 14,000-Square-Foot Lease At Empire State Realty Trust’s One Grand Central Place

Marketfield Asset Management LLC, a registered investment advisor to private and institutional clients, has leased 14,011 square feet for its new headquarters at One Grand Central Place, 60 East 42nd Street. The deal was jointly announced by EVO Real Estate Group, which represented the tenant, and landlord Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.(NYSE:ESRT) (“ESRT”).

One Grand Central Place provides a first-class environment and outstanding location befitting Marketfield’s status in its industry,” said Robert Frischman, Executive Vice President of EVO. “When this tower floor became available, with a beautiful installation already in place, we jumped at the opportunity.”

The asking rent for the space Marketfield leased was in the mid-$70s per square foot.

One Grand Central Place is in high demand among top-tier tenants, like Marketfield, because of its convenient location and exceptional on-site amenities and services,” said Thomas P. Durels, ESRT’s Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations.

Landlord representation was provided by Ryan O. Kass and Fred C. Posniak of Empire State Realty Trust, along with William Cohen, Jonathan Tootell and Julie Christiano of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

About EVO Real Estate Group

EVO Real Estate Group is a privately held commercial real estate firm, with roots dating back to 1969, that serves the diverse real estate needs of a highly prestigious list of tenants, owners, large corporations and growing businesses. The firm is a member of NAI Global, the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms. For more information, please visit www.evo-re.com.

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 office building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2014, consisting of 9.3 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 731,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. The Company also owns land at the Stamford, Connecticut Transportation Center that supports the development of an approximately 380,000 rentable square foot office building and garage.

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Media General Leases Entire 62nd Floor of the Empire State Building

Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) has leased the entire 62nd floor, comprising 26,782 square feet, at the Empire State Building, to centralize its six digital media companies and national sales headquarters into one location, announced landlord Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT) (“ESRT”), and Douglas Elliman Real Estate, which represented Media General in the transaction.

Media General is one of the nation’s largest multimedia companies, and has the industry’s largest and most diverse digital media business. One of Media General’s companies is currently based at ESRT’s One Grand Central Place.

“We are very pleased that our good relationship with an existing tenant gave us the opportunity to accommodate Media General’s growth into a full floor at the Empire State Building,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT.

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Media General operates or services 71 television stations in 48 U.S. markets and the industry’s leading digital media business, reaching 23% of U.S. TV households and 43% of the U.S. Internet audience.

Media General joins other high-profile tenants at the Empire State Building, including Coty, Skanska, BrightRoll, Bulova, LinkedIn and Shutterstock.

Landlord representation was provided by Fred C. Posniak of ESRT, along with William Cohen, Jonathan Tootell and Shanae Ursini of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. James Gross and Peter Gross of Douglas Elliman Commercial represented Media General.

About Douglas Elliman Commercial

Douglas Elliman Commercial provides a full suite of integrated real estate services that are tailored to deliver quantifiable value to clients ranging from investors, owners, and developers, to tenants across a range of industries. Led by seasoned industry veterans, supported by a highly skilled multidisciplinary team, Douglas Elliman Commercial is powered by one of the nation’s largest real estate services firms expanding within a network of more than 5,000 agents in over 75 offices throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester and Putnam Counties, as well as South Florida, Southern Connecticut, Aspen and California.

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 office building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2014, consisting of 9.3 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 731,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. The Company also owns land at the Stamford, Connecticut Transportation Center that supports the development of an approximately 380,000 rentable square foot office building and garage.

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Empire State Realty Trust to Ring the NYSE Opening Bell

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT) (the “Company”), a real estate investment trust with office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, today announced that Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Director of Leasing & Operations of ESRT, accompanied by members of the Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), Challenged Athletes Foundation and NYCRUNS teams, will ring the NYSE Opening Bell® this morning in celebration of the upcoming 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up.

The 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up takes place February 4, 2015 at the Empire State Building. Ringing of the NYSE Opening Bell® highlights the partnership between Empire State Realty Trust and Jarden Corporation. The upcoming Empire State Building Run-Up is presented by Marmot, and has been one of the most unique and iconic races in New York City for nearly forty years. The event is the ultimate building run as runners race 86 floors up the world’s most iconic landmark.

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) will be the official charity partner of the Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot. Twenty-five runners will participate and fundraise in support of CAF’s good work to provide opportunities and assistance to people with physical challenges, giving those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love.

NYCRUNS will serve as the race management company of the Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot. NYCRUNS will provide event production support and manage participant registration. NYCRUNS is the largest running event management company in the New York Metropolitan Area.

The Opening Bell will ring at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time and can be viewed live on the NYSE’s website at https://nyse.nyx.com/the-bell/todays-bells-live. Photos and video of the NYSE Bell Ringing Ceremony will be available, courtesy of the NYSE, on Facebook (NYSE Euronext) ; Twitter (@NYSEEuronext) and on the NYSE YouTube Channel — nysetv1.

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 office building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2014, consisting of 9.3 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 731,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. The Company also owns land at the Stamford, Connecticut Transportation Center that supports the development of an approximately 380,000 rentable square foot office building and garage.

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HSBC Banks on Empire State Realty Trust’s 250 West 57th Street, Steps from New Nordstrom Store

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, has leased 2,864 square feet on the ground floor at 250 West 57th Street, announces Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT) (“ESRT”).

The location is opposite the new Nordstrom flagship store, slated for a 2018 opening.

“Our fantastic location on billionaires’ row, surrounded by luxury condos and hotels, corporate offices, the new Nordstrom flagship store, and Columbus Circle, appealed to HSBC,” notes Thomas P. Durels, ESRT’s Executive Vice President, Director of Leasing and Operations.

ESRT’s remaining retail space of 4,699 square feet at 250 West 57th Street features desirable 20-foot clear ceiling heights.

Craig Slosberg of JLL represented HSBC in the lease negotiations.

Landlord representation was provided by Fred C. Posniak of Empire State Realty Trust, along with Joanne Podell and Ian Lerner of Cushman & Wakefield.

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 office building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2014, consisting of 9.3 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 731,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. The Company also owns land at the Stamford, Connecticut Transportation Center that supports the development of an approximately 380,000 rentable square foot office building and garage.

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Empire State Realty Trust Signs Sephora Opposite Macy’s on 34th Street

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT) (“ESRT”) has signed an 11,334-square-foot retail lease with Sephora USA, LLC at 112 West 34th Street, directly opposite Macy’s flagship store, in excess of a year before the existing tenant Footlocker’s lease expires.

“Sephora is an international powerhouse with 1,900 locations worldwide, and recognizes the strength of this remarkable location on the dynamic 34th Street corridor between Fifth and Seventh Avenues,” said Thomas P. Durels, ESRT’s Executive Vice President, Director of Leasing and Operations. “We have more than 72,000 square feet of prime retail remaining to be leased by April 30th, 2016 at 112 West 34th Street, in the middle of the 34th Street shopping district that annually draws over 100 million pedestrians.”

Virginia Pitarelli of Crown Retail Services represented Sephora in the lease negotiations.

Landlord representation for the lease was provided by Thomas P. Durels and Fred C. Posniak of Empire State Realty Trust, along with Joanne Podell and Ian Lerner of Cushman & Wakefield.

Currently, ESRT has four retail spaces in the 34th Street corridor, offered for the first time in over four decades. At 112 West 34th Street, a ground-floor space of 13,243 square feet with 20-foot clear ceiling heights can be combined with the entire second floor of 28,651 square feet and full lower level of 30,296 square feet, each with 14-foot clear ceiling height. At the Empire State Building, three multi-level spaces of 8,600 square feet to 25,557 square feet are being marketed with possession spring 2016.

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 office building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2014, consisting of 9.3 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 731,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. The Company also owns land at the Stamford, Connecticut Transportation Center that supports the development of an approximately 380,000 rentable square foot office building and garage.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward looking statements.” Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro forma,” “estimates,” “contemplates,” “aims,” “continues,” “would” or “anticipates” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: the factors included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, including those set forth under the headings “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Business,” and “Properties.” While forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, or new information, data or methods, future events or other changes after the date of this press release, except as required by applicable law. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could impact the Company’s future results, performance or transactions, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prospective investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to the Company (or to third parties making the forward-looking statements).