Empire State Building Launches Third Annual Photo Contest Exclusively for Contestants from China

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced the launch of its third annual photo contest exclusively for Chinese fans of the Empire State Building (ESB). Photographers of all levels are invited to submit their original photos of the iconic landmark or the unparalleled views from ESB’s world-famous Observatories via Sina Weibo or WeChat. Those who submit will compete to win four (4) Lucky Draw prizes or the ultimate Grand Prize of a Nikon D3400 with a customized ESB camera strap.

As a global icon, ESB is a pinnacle part of a Chinese traveler’s New York City experience. Pictures of the building continue to be a key subject of NYC visit posts on both Sina Weibo and WeChat’s Moments. As part of the Empire State Building’s continued interest to engage with its valued Chinese travelers, this exclusive photo contest offers Chinese fans an opportunity to win a prize for sharing their experience through their social media platforms.

“The Empire State Building has reimagined ways to enhance the Guest experience and recently unveiled a brand-new Guest-only Observatory entrance and lobby on 34th Street. The new entrance, which features signage in nine languages including Mandarin and a majestic 25-foot building model, gives Chinese visitors even more recallable moments and opportunities for spectacular photos,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of ESRT. “Weibo and WeChat fans may now showcase these new updates, along with our 360-degree views, through their unique perspective.”

There are two ways to participate in the contest: 1) Follow the official Sina Weibo account of the Empire State Building and share the photos with a tag @帝国大厦摄影作品大赛(ESB Photo Contest) and the hashtag #THE2018ESBPHOTOCONTEST#; or 2) Follow the official WeChat account (ID: esbochina), submit the photo via WeChat private message together with a text message in the form of “Photo contest + Name + Mobile number + Photography theme.” The contest will last from September 18, 2018, at 9:00 PM Beijing Local Time (“BLT”) through October 24, 2018, at 11:59 PM BLT.

For the official contest rules and detailed information about the judging process, please visit Sina Weibo or @esbochina on WeChat.

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@EmpireStateBldgwww.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc orwww.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.

Empire State Realty Trust Signs 139,321 Sq. Ft. Across Greater New York Metro Portfolio During the First Eight Months of 2018

NEW YORK CITY, Sept 5, 2018 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) concluded nineteen individual leases for 139,321 square feet at its Greater New York Metropolitan office properties between January and mid-August 2018.

“We recently started work on our previously announced program to update our common areas and amenities, including gyms, dining, and new coffee lounges,” said Jeffrey H. Newman, Senior Vice President of ESRT. “ESRT continues to be a market leader in workplaces that appeal to tenants’ employees.”

Among the transactions concluded in Fairfield County:

  • Metro Center in Stamford, CT
    • Zimmer US, Inc. leased 8,906 sq. ft. Tenant brokers: Joe Cabrera, Mike Gordon, and Matt Mendicino of Colliers International.
  • First Stamford Place in Stamford, CT
    • Cenveo Corp. leased 30,590 sq. ft. Tenant brokers: William Montague, Adam Klimek, and Kevin Foley of Cushman & Wakefield.
    • The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America extended its 12,914 sq. ft. lease. Tenant brokers: Ted Uzelac and Connie Saldana, Fischer.
    • CareCentrix, Inc. renewed its 10,691 sq. ft. lease. Tenant brokers: Serge Vishmid and Kim Mowers of Newmark Knight Frank.
    • Bright Horizons Children’s Centers LLC renewed its 7,639 sq. ft. lease.
    • Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. extended its 6,344 sq. ft. lease.
  • MerrittView in Norwalk, CT
    • Key Bank leased 4,577 sq. ft. Tenant brokers: Mark Collins, Paul Kauffman and Mark Jacobs of JLL.
    • The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Inc. renewed and expanded to 11,311 sq. ft. Tenant brokers: Paul Kauffman and Mark Jacobs of JLL.

Among the transactions concluded in Westchester County:

  • 10 Bank Street in White Plains, NY
    • Archer-Daniels-Midland Company leased 6,864 sq. ft. Tenant broker: Craig Ruoff of Cushman & Wakefield.
    • Can Capital, Inc. leased 3,834 sq. ft. Tenant brokers: Brian Goldman, Greg Frisoli and Larry Ruggieri of Newmark Knight Frank.
    • Evolution Markets Inc. extended its lease of 10,279 sq. ft.
    • Property Resources Corporation renewed and expanded to 6,611 sq. ft. Tenant broker: Patti Valenti of Newmark Knight Frank.
    • Walleye Trading Advisors LLC leased 2,378 sq. ft. Tenant broker: David Richman of Rakow Commercial Realty Group.
  • 500 Mamaroneck Avenue in Harrison, NY
    • Seal Software leased 2,477 sq. ft.
    • Marin Goodman, LLP renewed for 4,667 sq. ft.
    • Chemlube International, LLC renewed 4,230 sq. ft. Tenant broker: Eric Goldschmidt of Goldschmidt & Associates.
    • Pantaenius America Ltd. renewed 1,862 sq. ft. Tenant broker: Alan Zuckerman of Alan Zuckerman Real Estate.

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, 2018, 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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Empire State Realty Trust Welcomes ClearView Healthcare Partners at 111 West 33rd Street

NEW YORK CITY, September 4, 2018 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) has signed a full floor office lease with ClearView Healthcare Partners for 10,539 sq. ft. at 111 West 33rd Street.

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“111 West 33rd Street offers unparalleled convenience to mass transportation, the restaurants of NoMad and Broadway Plaza, and the open space of Greeley Square,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, for ESRT. “Our recently completed new lobby, elevators and entrances designed by STUDIOS Architecture have attracted a great roster of tenants that includes Nespresso and MSG Ventures.”

ClearView Healthcare Partners is a global strategy consulting firm serving the life sciences sector.

David A. Stockel of Transwestern represented ClearView Healthcare Partners in the lease negotiations. Landlord representation was provided by Keith Cody of ESRT, along with Newmark Knight Frank’s 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 June 30, 2018, 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.