Empire State Realty Trust Expands Partnership with Signature Bank at 1400 Broadway

New York, NY November 26, 2018 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today Signature Bank signed a full-floor expansion lease for an additional 20,691 sq. ft. on the 26th floor at 1400 Broadway.

Earlier this fall, Signature Bank signed a 91,181 sq. ft. full floor lease for the 6th, 7th, and 27th floors. Now, with the 26th-floor lease, Signature Bank’s square footage at 1400 Broadway totals 111,872 sq. ft.

“With an expansion only two months after they signed a lease for three full floors at 1400 Broadway, Signature Bank becomes the 155th tenant, totaling more than one million square feet, to expand with ESRT since our IPO in 2013,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, for ESRT. “1400 Broadway is fully modernized and is a great choice for any office tenant desiring the convenience of Times Square South, which offers easy access to transportation and neighborhood food and shops.”

Andrew Roos, Michael Cohen and Howard Kaplowitz of Colliers International represented Signature Bank in the lease negotiations. Landlord representation was provided by Keith Cody and Leslie Nadel 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, 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.

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Empire State Realty Trust Welcomes FOJP Service Corporation at 111 West 33rd Street

New York, NY, November 21, 2018 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that it has signed FOJP Service Corporation to a new lease at 111 West 33rd Street.

FOJP Service Corporation, a company that provides comprehensive insurance and risk management advisory services to a group of major hospitals, long-term care facilities, and social service agencies, has signed a full-floor lease for 41,836 sq. ft. for its headquarters on the 8th floor of 111 West 33rd Street.

“We’ve attracted a great roster of tenants at 111 West 33rd Street”, said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, for ESRT. “Fully modernized with a new lobby and building entrances, 111 West 33rd Street offers fantastic light, efficient floor plates and great access to mass transportation.”

Mark Weiss, Robert Baraf, Gary Ceder, and Jared Thal of Cushman & Wakefield represented FOJP Service Corporation in the lease negotiations.

Landlord representation for the transaction was led by Keith Cody of ESRT along with Scott Klau, Erik S. Harris, and Neil L. Rubin 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, 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

The Empire State Building Gives ‘Thanks’ With First Ever Design Challenge for its Thanksgiving Light Show

New York, NY, November 13, 2018 – The Empire State Building today announced a new way for the public to be part of its annual Thanksgiving lighting. From Tuesday, November 13, until Friday, November 16, fans can visit https://esblighting.com/ to choose from a cornucopia of colors and dynamic effects, including a turkey projected through the mast and falling leaves, to design their dream lighting. To participate, entrants must submit their creation through the website and post it on their social media channels with the hashtag #ESBLights for the chance to have one winning design light up the New York City skyline.

 “Every day the Empire State Building receives countless requests from around the world to light our world-famous tower in an array of colors for organizations and holidays. This Thanksgiving, we’re giving the power to our fans. Show us your creative chops, and maybe you will see your design in lights,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust.

The winner will be announced on November 22 on the Empire State Building’s official social media channels, and the lighting, implemented by renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman, will be livestreamed via Facebook and Instagram. For the official rules, please visit https://esblighting.com/.
 

About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna top), 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.comwww.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding@EmpireStateBldgwww.instagram.com/empirestatebldgwww.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, 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.