Empire State Building Launches 23rd Annual Valentine’s Day Weddings Contest Empire State Building to Offer Couples Opportunity to Say “I do” Atop the World’s Most Romantic Building

NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2016 — The Empire State Building announced today the launch of its 23rd annual Empire State Building (ESB) Valentine’s Day Weddings Contest where 13 couples will be chosen to have the wedding ceremony of their dreams on ESB’s 86th floor Observatory. The lucky 13 will join Yanqiu Wang and Huan Yang of Chongqing, China, winners of ESB’s Valentine’s Day contest on Weibo and WeChat, which took place on August 9, 2016 – Chinese Valentine’s Day.

“The Empire State Building’s annual Valentine’s Day Weddings will give 13 stateside couples and one couple from China a unique wedding experience,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, Director of the Empire State Building Observatory. “Since its opening in 1931, the iconic setting has inspired countless love stories on-screen and in the hearts of the over four million annual visitors to our world-famous Observation Deck, and we’re delighted to make dreams come true on the most romantic day of the year.” 

To enter, engaged couples and those seeking to renew their vows can submit their love stories via http://bit.ly/2gyTIYP starting today, November 22 through December 12, 11:59 p.m. EST. Couples must be over the age of 18 and have a valid New York State marriage license at the time of the wedding ceremony in order to marry. Vow renewals can be performed with a valid New York State marriage license. 

All 14 couples will receive one night complimentary accommodations at the Grand Hyatt New York and will be treated to an exclusive continental breakfast at STATE Grill and Bar, located in the lobby of ESB. Following the ceremony, each couple will enjoy ESB’s open-air, one-of-a-kind 360-degree views of New York City and beyond for photos. Additionally, one randomly-selected couple will win a honeymoon package to the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. 

For complete details, please visit www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding. For more information about Grand Hyatt New York, Hard Rock Hotels, and STATE Grill & Bar, visit https://newyork.grand.hyatt.com/https://www.hardrockhotels.com/all-inclusive-resorts.htm and www.stategrillesb.com

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.empirestatebuilding.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 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.

Empire State Realty Trust Signs More than 55,000 Sq. Ft. of Leases for Pre-Built Suites at Broadway Buildings

NEW YORK CITY, November 17, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) has recently signed 12 lease transactions for pre-built suites at its Broadway properties:

At 1350 Broadway:

• 8×8, Inc. leased 5,200 square feet. Tenant brokers: Jamie Dennison and Patrick Murphy of CBRE.
• Brit Insurance Services USA, Inc. leased 4,390 square feet. Tenant brokers: Meredith Soren Freese, David Mahoney and Alexander Benisatto of CBRE.
• Brown and Caldwell leased 7,880 square feet. Tenant brokers: Brooks Hauf and Dean Panfili of Cushman & Wakefield. 
• Calzedonia leased 2,760 square feet. Tenant brokers: Paul Amrich, Patrice Meagher and Meghan Allen of CBRE.
• Condeco, Inc. leased 4,360 square feet. Tenant brokers: Meredith Maher, Tim Hay and Brian Hay of CBRE.
• JenCap Holdings, LLC leased 4,850 square feet. Tenant broker: Brett Maslin of Adams & Co. Real Estate, LLC.
• Mobileye, Inc. leased 4,060 square feet. Tenant brokers: Steven Marvin and Samuel Friedfeld of Olmstead Properties, Inc.
• Palladium Group Holdings leased 3,590 square feet. Tenant brokers: Jason Lund & Scott Gutnick of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.
• Valassis Digital, Inc. leased 3,610 square feet. Tenant brokers: Ben Shapiro, Chris Houston and John M. Cilmi Jr. of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.
• Your Part-Time Controller leased 2,660 square feet. Tenant broker: Paul Wolf of Denham Wolf Real Estate Services, Inc.

At 1359 Broadway:

• Itiviti USA Inc. leased 2,840 square feet. Tenant brokers: Steven Kaufman of Hanley Advisors, LLC and Benjamin L. Cooper of CBIZ Gibraltar Real Estate Services, LLC.

At 1400 Broadway:

• Ingram Book Group Inc. leased 9,800 square feet. Tenant brokers: Nicola Heryet and Stephen Bellwood of Cushman & Wakefield.

“The steady leasing activity from a wide variety of tenants speaks to Time Square South’s emergence as the center of New York,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. “We continue to provide the area’s most desirable pre-builts for tenants, with over 27,000 sq. ft. of pre-builts newly available at 1350 Broadway.”

Keith Cody and Lindsay Godard represented ESRT in the above 1350 and 1359 Broadway transactions, along with Scott Klau, Erik Harris and Neil Rubin of Newark Grubb Knight Frank for the 1400 Broadway 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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Empire State Realty Trust Adds Quality Retailer to Herald Square

NEW YORK CITY, November 10, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Dr. Martens has signed a long-term lease at 1333 Broadway.

Dr. Martens is a transformed shoe and clothing business that began in 1901 as a modest work-wear boot company. The signature boots now, 115 years later, are known as one of the most culturally relevant brands of the modern era. This iconic brand was born from innovation, authenticity and tradition.

“This transaction adds to the roster of well-known brands in the Broadway corridor,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. “This pedestrian plaza serves a mix of tenants and tourists, all while connecting Herald Square and Times Square.”

Keith Fencl of The McDevitt Company represented Dr. Martens 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.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these statements by our use of the words “assumes,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects” and similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond ESRT’s control and could materially affect actual results, performance or achievements. Such factors and risks include, without limitation, a failure of conditions or performance regarding any event or transaction described above, regulatory changes, and other risks and uncertainties described from time to time in ESRT’s filings with the SEC. Except as may be required by law, ESRT does not undertake a duty to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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

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.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these statements by our use of the words “assumes,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects” and similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond ESRT’s control and could materially affect actual results, performance or achievements. Such factors and risks include, without limitation, a failure of conditions or performance regarding any event or transaction described above, regulatory changes, and other risks and uncertainties described from time to time in ESRT’s filings with the SEC. Except as may be required by law, ESRT does not undertake a duty to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.