The Tenant Energy Revolution Starts Here

The ten-step ULI Tenant Energy Optimization Program aims to help tenants improve efficiency by optimizing a range of elements of facilities operation—from air conditioning, food service areas, and data centers to lighting. It was originally developed for use in another iconic New York City office tower, the Empire State Building, but Empire State Realty Trust chairman and chief executive officer Anthony E. Malkin, who spearheaded development of the process, was eager to spread it beyond the properties that his company controls.  Read the whole article here:

Empire State Realty Trust And iHeartMedia Premiere New Holiday Music-To-Light Show Featuring Mariah Carey

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) and iHeartMedia have announced that the annual Empire State Building (ESB) holiday music-to-light show will feature global superstar Mariah Carey and her iconic hit song, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” from her first holiday album, Merry Christmas. The show, designed by renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman, will premiere on December 19 and will be synced live each night at 7 p.m. ET on iHeartMedia New York’s Z100, 103.5 KTU and 106.7 Lite fm through December 25.

Maria Carey at the Empire State Building

To kick off the holiday season, Mariah Carey “flipped the switch” at a lighting ceremony in ESB’s famed Fifth Avenue lobby. The event is a part of “ESB Unwrapped,” a month-long celebration which features dazzling holiday decorations in the building’s Fifth Avenue windows and Art Deco lobby, appearances by special surprise guests and a pianist playing a selection of holiday favorites.

“We’re proud to partner with iHeartMedia and how much fun is it that multi-platinum musical superstar Mariah Carey has chosen to feature her chart-topping iconic holiday classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” in our signature holiday music-to-light spectacular?” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, and CEO of ESRT. “Our holiday light show brings New York City’s holiday season to the entire world via social media and is the very pinnacle of the holiday season from high atop our iconic tower in the heart of the New York skyline.”

“I can see the Empire State Building from my apartment, and it is one of my favorite buildings in the world,” said Mariah Carey. “To have its iconic lights synched to my song is the perfect gift this holiday season.”

“Participating in the Empire State Buildings light show has become an annual holiday tradition for iHeartMedia stations in NYC and our listeners,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Groups for iHeartMedia. “It’s such a magical time of the year in the Big Apple, and we are looking forward to spreading holiday cheer across the City.”

The stunning presentation will be visible to revelers and tourists from various vantage points around New York City and the Tri-State area, and fans should use the hashtag #ESBUnwrapped on social media channels to join in the excitement. Fans can listen to the holiday music-to-light show by tuning into Z100, 103.5 KTU, and 106.7 Lite fm, or by streaming the stations live on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one streaming music and live digital radio service. A video of the entire show will be posted on the Empire State Building’s YouTube channel (bit.ly/ESBUnwrappedVid) immediately following the event for those around the world to enjoy.

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.comwww.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldghttp://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding,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.

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Empire State Realty Trust Adds Premium Coffee Company to Retail Roster at One Grand Central Place

NEW YORK CITY, December 9, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Blue Bottle Coffee, Inc. has signed a long-term lease at One Grand Central Place.

Blue Bottle Coffee works directly with farmers around the world to source the most delicious and sustainable coffees. They are dedicated to serving only the freshest java, so much so that customers are only able to purchase coffee that is less than 48 hours out of the roaster.

“Blue Bottle Coffee is a great concept and will be a tremendous amenity for our tenants and benefit from the excellent traffic from our in-building subway entrance,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. Durels added, “ESRT is marketing another prime retail availability of 14,500 sq. ft. on 42nd Street. Located directly opposite Grand Central Terminal and the future One Vanderbilt development, this unique offering is available for the first time in 30 years.”

Marc Frankel and Jeff Roseman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented Blue Bottle Coffee in the lease negotiations. Fred Posniak and Shanae Ursini represented ESRT in the transaction. The asking rent was $675 per square foot.

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
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Empire State Realty Trust Renews National Retailer on 86th Street

NEW YORK CITY, December 8, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Sprint has renewed its lease at The Gotham, located at the corner of 86th Street and Third Avenue.

Sprint is a global telecommunications holding company, providing wireless services to more than 55 million customers throughout the United States.

“We are delighted to renew Sprint at its 86th Street and Third Avenue location, which is one of the most sought after retail intersections in Manhattan’s Upper East Side,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT.

Fred Posniak and Shanae Ursini represented ESRT in the above 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.