Empire State Realty Trust, Turkish Airlines and the Challenged Athletes Foundation to Ring the NYSE Opening Bell

New York, NY (January 30, 2018) – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a real estate investment trust with office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, today announced its executives, joined by representatives from Turkish Airlines and athletes from the Challenged Athletes Foundation, will ring the NYSE Opening Bell® this morning in celebration of the 41st Annual Empire State Building Run-Up (ESBRU) Presented by Turkish Airlines Powered by the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which will take place February 7, 2018.

Present at the NYSE Opening Bell ceremony are: 
• John B. Kessler, President and Chief Operating Officer; David A. Karp, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate; and Audrey Pass, Chief Marketing Officer (Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.)

• Cenk Ocal, General Manager; Abdullah Bugra Erarslan, Marketing Manager; Yunus Ali Yagci, Accounting Manager; Samet Okumus, Accounting Manager; and Aydin Zekirovski, Marketing Representative (Turkish Airlines)

• Doug Olson, Senior Director of Development; Scott L. Stackman, CAF Board Member; Justin Model. Advisory Board; Rudy Garcia-Tolson, CAF Challenged Athlete; and Brandon Holiday, CAF Challenged Athlete (Challenged Athletes Foundation)

The ringing of the NYSE Opening Bell highlights the partnership between Empire State Realty Trust and Turkish Airlines in their first year of collaboration on the ESBRU, which is known as the pinnacle event in global tower running. 

Returning as the official charity partner of the ESBRU is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). Twenty five runners will participate and fundraise in support of CAF’s work to help people with physical challenges access sports and an active lifestyle. Five challenged athletes from across the country will race up the 1,576 steps and 86 floors.

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)and Twitter (@NYSE).

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.

Empire State Realty Trust Signs 38,300 Sq. Ft. across Greater New York Metro Portfolio during Fourth Quarter 2017

NEW YORK CITY, January 22, 2018 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) concluded eight lease transactions for 38,300 square feet at its Greater New York Metropolitan office properties between October and December 2017.

“The strong demand for space at our Greater New York Metropolitan properties from a wide array of businesses reflects the appeal of our convenient locations, quality services, and superior amenities,” said Jeffrey H. Newman, Senior Vice President of ESRT.

In Fairfield County:

  • Heidmar Inc. leased 10,300 sq. ft. at MerrittView in Norwalk. Tenant brokers: Edward Tonnessen and Mark Jacobs of JLL.
  • Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. renewed and expanded to 4,700 sq. ft. at 300 First Stamford Place in Stamford. Tenant broker: Torey Walsh of Newmark Knight Frank.
  • Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company relocated, renewed and expanded to 4,300 sq. ft. at MerrittView in Norwalk. Tenant brokers: John Dolan of McCall & Almy and Jacqueline Durels of Newmark Knight Frank.
  • Avison Young renewed and expanded to 3,800 sq. ft. at MerrittView in Norwalk. Tenant broker: Sean Cahill of Avison Young.
  • Precocity Capital LP leased 3,400 sq. ft. at Metro Center in Stamford. Tenant broker: George R. Walker of JLL.
  • Choyce Peterson, Inc. renewed 2,500 sq. ft. at MerrittView in Norwalk. Tenant brokers: Alan Peterson and John P. Hannigan of Choyce Peterson.

In Westchester County:

  • United Corporate Services, Inc. renewed 5,800 sq. ft. at 10 Bank Street in White Plains. Tenant broker: Craig Ruoff of Cushman & Wakefield.
  • Saxena White P.A. leased 3,500 sq. ft. at 10 Bank Street in White Plains. Tenant brokers: Steve Greenbush and Joe Weaver of CBRE.

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 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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ESRT Welcomes Two New Tenants to the Empire State Building

NEW YORK CITY, January 16, 2018 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) has announced the following long-term lease transactions at the Empire State Building:

  • RaySearch Americas Inc. for 12,800 sq. ft.
  • BTS USA, Inc. for 11,600 sq. ft.
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“BTS and RaySearch chose to lease at the World’s Most Famous Building due to the building’s worldwide brand recognition and Urban Campus amenities” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT.

BTS is a global professional services firm focused on strategic execution, serving the world’s leading companies with results in business innovation. RaySearch advances cancer treatment through pioneering software, sparking revolutionary care for patients worldwide.

David Dusek and Simon Landmann of JLL represented BTS in the lease negotiations. Dan Schwartz and Peter Rosenlow of Winslow & Company represented RaySearch in the lease negotiations. Shanae Ursini of ESRT provided landlord representation for both transactions along with Paul Glickman, Jonathan Fanuzzi, Kip Orban and Harley Dalton of JLL.

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 Welcomes Full-Floor Tenant to One Grand Central Place

NEW YORK CITY, January 3, 2018 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) has signed a 12,700 sq. ft. full-floor office lease with Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP at One Grand Central Place.

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“Hoguet was drawn to OGCP’s location, convenient in-building access to Grand Central Terminal and five subway lines, as well as the expansive views from their 48th floor offices,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. “Tenants enjoy in-building amenities including a new tenant-only conference center and dining options that consist of Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, Blue Bottle Coffee, and 6B.”

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP is a litigation-focused law firm, and is certified by the State of New York and the City of New York as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise and, according to the New York Law Journal, ranked the fourth largest certified women-owned law firm in the State of New York as of 2016.

Stephen P. Gordon of Newmark Knight Frank represented Hoguet in the lease negotiations. Julie Christiano and Lindsay Godard represented ESRT in the above transaction, along with William Cohen, Brittany Silver and Jamie Jacobs of Newmark Knight Frank.

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.