Empire State Realty Trust Signs More than 83,000 Sq. Ft. in Ten Transactions across Greater New York Metro Portfolio

NEW YORK CITY, September 28, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) has executed ten new and renewal leases, totaling more than 83,000 square feet, at its Greater New York Metropolitan Class A office properties from May 2016 through August 2016.

In Westchester County:

• Mariner Investment Group, LLC renewed for 23,900 square feet at 500 Mamaroneck Avenue in Harrison. Tenant broker: Doug Furer of Mariner Real Estate Services. 
• Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP leased 8,100 square feet at 500 Mamaroneck Avenue in Harrison. Tenant broker: William Montana of Savills Studley.
• Senior Care Development LLC renewed for 4,800 square feet at 500 Mamaroneck in Harrison.
• Class Action Refund extended its lease for 2,900 square feet at 500 Mamaroneck in Harrison. 
• Cypress Forest Holdings leased 2,100 square feet at 10 Bank Street in White Plains. Tenant broker: Steven Greenbush of CBRE.

In Fairfield County:

• Grant Thornton LLP leased 12,400 square feet at 300 First Stamford Place in Stamford. Tenant brokers: Steve Baker and Dan Fisk of Cushman & Wakefield. 
• Platform Specialty Products Corporation renewed for 11,300 square feet and expanded by 5,000 square feet at MerrittView in Norwalk. Tenant brokers: Kevin Foley and John Altieri of Cushman & Wakefield. 
• Forevermark signed an expansion and renewal lease for 6,300 square feet at 300 First Stamford Place in Stamford. Tenant broker: Christian Bangert of RHYS Commercial. 
• Palisades Hudson Financial Group, LLC leased 5,100 square feet at 300 First Stamford Place in Stamford. 
• Schindler Elevator leased 1,100 square feet of space at First Stamford Place in Stamford.

“We are delighted with these leasing results,” said Jeffrey H. Newman, Senior Vice President of ESRT. “Our differentiated office offerings’ convenient locations, superior amenities and the excellent condition in which we maintain our properties continue to attract tenants and maintain a 94.6% occupancy for our Greater New York Metropolitan area portfolio as of June 30, 2016.”

Mr. Newman represented ESRT in the above transactions, along with Senior Leasing Associate, Kimberly Zaccagnino, and Leasing Associate, Tara Long.

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 June 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

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Empire State Realty Trust Adds Data Analytics Company Sisense as Full-Floor Tenant at Times Square South

NEW YORK CITY, September, 20, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) announces Sisense Inc., the industry leader in data analytics, has signed a long-term, full-floor lease for 24,000 sq. ft. at 1359 Broadway.

Forbes stated Sisense is “taking Big Data analytics by storm.” In addition to its recent recognition by Forbes magazine, Sisense also ranked on Glassdoor and Battery Ventures list of “50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies to Work for.” Sisense simplifies complex data preparation, analysis and visualization for more than 1,000 customers across the globe, including Samsung and Target.

“Sisense is the latest example of the migration of quality tenants to Times Square South, which has become the submarket of choice for many,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT.

Christopher Corrinet, Jared Isaacson and Sacha Zarba of CBRE represented Sisense in the lease negotiations. Keith Cody and Lindsay Godard represented ESRT in the transaction. The asking rent for the space was $62 per sq. ft.

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 June 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

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Watch New York City Wake Up from the Top of the Empire State Building

New York, NY, September 14, 2016 – The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the “Sunrise Experience,” an unprecedented opportunity to watch the sunrise over New York City from ESB’s world-famous 86th floor Observatory.

Guests will share a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see, hear and feel the city wake up with unobstructed, 360-degree open-air views in the heart of NYC. No more than 100 tickets will be sold per sunrise.

STATE Grill and Bar, located in the lobby of the Empire State Building, will offer the “Empire State Building Sunrise Breakfast,” available exclusively to visitors who wake up before dawn. The new offering allows ticket holders to add on a prix fixe breakfast option while purchasing passes for the Sunrise Experience.

“Thousands each year rise to see the sunrise at the Grand Canyon. For the first time ever, they will be able to do so from the heart of New York City,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, Director of the Observatory. “Whether you are a local, or visiting New York from another part of the world, this unparalleled opportunity to watch the city that never sleeps transition from night to day is not to be missed.”

The Sunrise Experience is initially only available from October 1, 2016, through November 20, 2016, and is priced at $100 per person. Guests are permitted access to the 86th floor Observatory approximately 30 minutes before the sunrise time. Limited tickets are available, and reservations are required. Information and tickets are available exclusively at www.esbnyc.com/sunrise.

About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.

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 June 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 709,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.