Empire State Realty Trust Welcomes MSG to a Full Floor at 111 West 33rd Street

NEW YORK CITY, November 29, 2017 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) has signed a 10,500 sq. ft. full-floor lease with MSG Sports & Entertainment, LLC (MSG) at 111 West 33rd Street.

“MSG was attracted to 111 West 33rd Street’s convenient location and its new modern lobby designed by STUDIOS Architecture,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. “They will join ESRT headquarters at the newly repositioned 111 West 33rd Street, steps away from MSG’s world-famous arena.”

MSG is home to some of the most recognized brands in professional sports. Working directly with franchises that include the NBA, NHL and the WNBA, they cater to fans in iconic venues through world-class sporting events.

Neil Goldmacher and Andrew Sachs of Newmark Knight Frank represented MSG in the lease negotiations. Landlord representation was provided by Keith Cody of ESRT, along with Newmark Knight Frank’s Scott Klau, Erik Harris and Neil Rubin.

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, 2017, 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

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Empire State Realty Trust Renews 56,000 Sq. Ft. at First Stamford Place

NEW YORK CITY, November 14, 2017 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) has renewed three tenant leases for 56,000 square feet at First Stamford Place during the third quarter, as noted below:

• Crane Co. renewed 32,800 sq. ft. at 100-300 First Stamford Place in Stamford. Tenant broker: Stephen F. Baker of Cushman & Wakefield.
• MKM Partners renewed 14,700 sq. ft. at 300 First Stamford Place in Stamford. Tenant broker: Brian Carcaterra of CBRE.
• Newbury Partners renewed 8,500 sq. ft. at 100 First Stamford Place in Stamford. Tenant broker: Stephen F. Baker of Cushman & Wakefield.

“Our tenants love to call First Stamford Place home, as they appreciate our proximity to mass transit, quality services, and campus amenities,” said Jeffrey H. Newman, Senior Vice President of ESRT. “ESRT is thrilled to continue and grow these valuable relationships.”

Mr. Newman represented ESRT in the above transactions, along with Assistant Vice President Kimberly Zaccagnino and Senior 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, 2017, 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Forward-Looking Statements
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2018 Empire State Building Run-Up Lottery Registration Opens on November 14, 2017

New York, NY – November 14, 2017— Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced that lottery registration for the 2018 Empire State Building Run-Up (ESBRU) will open on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. ET and close on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The 41st annual ESBRU will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Thousands of runners from around the world will enter for a chance to race up the Empire State Building’s 86 floors comprised of 1,576 stairs. Interested runners can register online at http://www.nycruns.com/esb. Race entry is $125 per applicant, and will only be charged if the applicant is randomly selected to participate. Runners who have applied to climb will be notified of their race status the week of December 11, 2017.

“The Empire State Building looks forward once again to transform the World’s Most Famous Building into a competitive destination for elite global athletes and tower climbing enthusiasts,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of ESRT. “We invite athletes from all over the world to come to New York City to ascend the Empire State Building in 2018 and become part of its history.”

The event is produced by NYCRUNS, the largest running event management company in the New York Metropolitan Area.

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 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, 2017, 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

About NYCRUNS 
NYCRUNS produces over 40 races annually in New York City including the Queens Half Marathon, New York City’s newest major road race on the streets of Flushing. In 2017, nearly 50,000 runners will cross their finish line. In addition to producing the Empire State Building Run-Up, notable clients include the New York Jets, New York University, and many leading non-profits.

Empire State Realty Trust Renews 56,000 Sq. Ft. at First Stamford Place

NEW YORK CITY, November 14, 2017 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) has renewed three tenant leases for 56,000 square feet at First Stamford Place during the third quarter, as noted below:

• Crane Co. renewed 32,800 sq. ft. at 100-300 First Stamford Place in Stamford. Tenant broker: Stephen F. Baker of Cushman & Wakefield.
• MKM Partners renewed 14,700 sq. ft. at 300 First Stamford Place in Stamford. Tenant broker: Brian Carcaterra of CBRE.
• Newbury Partners renewed 8,500 sq. ft. at 100 First Stamford Place in Stamford. Tenant broker: Stephen F. Baker of Cushman & Wakefield.

“Our tenants love to call First Stamford Place home, as they appreciate our proximity to mass transit, quality services, and campus amenities,” said Jeffrey H. Newman, Senior Vice President of ESRT. “ESRT is thrilled to continue and grow these valuable relationships.”

Mr. Newman represented ESRT in the above transactions, along with Assistant Vice President Kimberly Zaccagnino and Senior 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, 2017, 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these statements by 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 relying on forward-looking statements, because they involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond ESRT’s control and could materially affect actual results. 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.

Empire State Realty Trust Renews Lease with World-Leading Reinsurer

NEW YORK CITY, November 13, 2017 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that it has renewed Odyssey Reinsurance Company’s 89,000 sq. ft. headquarters lease at First Stamford Place in Stamford, CT.

“Odyssey’s renewal is a strong affirmation of First Stamford Place’s appeal,” said Jeffrey H. Newman, Senior Vice President of ESRT. “Odyssey Reinsurance continues to value First Stamford Place’s campus amenities, services and proximity to mass transit.”

OdysseyRe is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance and specialty insurance. In addition to its Stamford headquarters, the company has over 30 offices located in 13 countries and writes business in more than 100 territories around the world. Its longevity dates back to 1900, spanning more than a century in business. 

Patrick Murphy (now with Cushman & Wakefield) and Doug Lehman, Peter Gamber and Colin Reilly of CBRE and represented Odyssey Reinsurance in the lease negotiations. Mr. Newman represented ESRT, along with Assistant Vice President Kimberly Zaccagnino and Senior 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 September 30, 2017, 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these statements by 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 relying on forward-looking statements, because they involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond ESRT’s control and could materially affect actual results. 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.
 

Empire State Realty Trust Signs Universal Music Group to Full Floor at 250 West 57th Street

NEW YORK CITY, November 10, 2017 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, has signed a 26,150 sq. ft. long-term lease at 250 West 57th Street, adjacent to UMG’s New York City headquarters at 1755 Broadway.

“We are thrilled to lease a full floor to Universal Music Group at the new 250 West 57th Street,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. “This transaction marks our seventh full-floor tenant at 250 West 57th Street which has been modernized for the 21st century and has had an extensive redevelopment including new Gensler-designed lobby with its incredible art installation, new streetscape, new building entrance, modernized elevator system and new elevator cabs.”

Universal Music Group is home to some of music’s greatest artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs. The business owns and operates a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries.

Scott Gottlieb of CBRE represented Universal Music Group in the lease negotiations. Landlord representation was provided by Keith Cody of ESRT, along with Cushman & Wakefield’s Harry Blair, Sean Kearns and Heather Thomas.

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, 2017, 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Forward-Looking Statements
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One-of-a-Kind Video Art Installation Unveiled at 250 West 57th Street

Click here to see the show!

NEW YORK CITY, November 9, 2017 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) today unveiled the crowning completion of its new Gensler-designed lobby at 250 West 57th Street. An 80’ by 8’ art installation in the form of a high definition LED screen covers nearly the entire lobby ceiling. The unique installation completes the transformation of the repositioned building’s lobby which also includes a new entrance canopy, street frontage, and new elevator cabs. The property systems were already fully modernized for the 21st-century.

The massive screen creates generative, customizable images and was composed by lighting artist Marc Brickman and award-winning video artist Lindsay Scoggins, whose work has been displayed at the Guggenheim, Frieze Art Show, and L.A. Art Show. Made up of 308 individual tiles with 6,662,656 individual pixels, the installation has endless capabilities. Each new 24-hour cycle follows a limitless visual evolution, comprised of daily material sourced from the internet. The individual compositions include abstract art, live news feeds, galaxy depictions, and extreme weather. Additionally, the screen is equipped with sound capabilities, allowing images and sound to blend to create an immersive experience, resulting in a live art gallery.

“The new lobby at 250 West 57th is another example of Empire State Realty Trust’s commitment to not only transform the look and feel of our buildings but to also improve the tenant experience,” said Ryan O. Kass, Senior Vice President, Leasing of ESRT. “The technology utilized for this screen ensures that the same image will never reveal itself more than once. It’s a true feat of ingenuity, which blends our total transformation of 250 West 57th Street’s lobby, and the building as a whole, into the best boutique office building on West 57th Street. This is what we do at ESRT; we reimagine and repurpose our properties for the 21st century.”

The uniqueness of the screen comes from behind-the-scenes algorithms that provide information in real-time. Online sources such as weather, hashtags, and trending topics allow the video artwork’s appearance to adjust daily. For example, if the screen is displaying sunrise, the algorithms will correspond that image with real-time weather in New York City. As this input changes daily, the look of the video artwork will reflect those changes.

“My ongoing relationship with Empire State Realty Trust continues to evolve as we introduce video art to the building and the tenant experience,” said Marc Brickman. “This fine art installation on the lobby ceiling at 250 West 57th is an exploration of modern technology that allows us to create a living work of art.”

In addition to the artwork created by Lindsay Scoggins and Marc Brickman and produced by Tactical Manoeuvre, other artists will be invited to represent their artwork on the screen. A digital gallery plaque will be installed in the lobby so tenants and visitors can identify the represented artist’s information throughout the day.

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, 2017, 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these statements by 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 relying on forward-looking statements, because they involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond ESRT’s control and could materially affect actual results. 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.

Empire State Building and STATE Grill and Bar Launch #empirelightswich Ice Cream Sandwich Contest

EmpireLightsWich Contest Winner

New York City (November 6, 2017) – STATE Grill and Bar (STATE), the flagship restaurant of the Empire State Building (ESB), today announced the launch of its #EmpireLightsWich contest. The contest, which invites foodies to share their best Instagram-worthy shots of STATE’s signature ice cream sandwich – the Empire Lights’wich, will run from November 6 through December 4. 

Available during dinner service at STATE, the Empire Lights’wich is custom-made daily to mirror the iconic tower lights of ESB each evening. Every time the building’s lights change, the Empire Lights’wich flavors change to match.

“The Empire State Building’s lights are known around the world for its colorful displays, and what better way to celebrate our famous address than with a fun twist on a dessert classic,” said Nicole Lockard, General Manager of STATE Grill and Bar. “Crafted by our Pastry Chef Andrea Jarosh, we’re excited to see how our patrons show their love for this crowd favorite menu item on social media.” 

To enter, participants must share their original photos of the Empire Lights’wich on Instagram, tagging @stategrill and including the hashtags #empirelightswich and #contest. The winner of the contest will receive two (2) tickets to ESB’s world-famous 86th floor Observatory and two (2) vouchers for a three-course dinner at STATE.
For complete rules and details about the contest, visit http://www.empirelightswich.com/. For more information about STATE Grill and Bar, visit www.stategrillesb.com. 

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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 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 STATE Grill and BarSTATE Grill and Bar is the Empire State Building’s flagship restaurant that fuses classic New York cuisine with modern culinary style. Its chefs draw inspiration from the Empire State itself, its bounty of market ingredients and the farmers and producers who provide for the world’s most iconic metropolis. The restaurant’s design pays homage to the Empire State Building’s rich history and 1930’s Art Deco design with each finish thoughtfully sourced.