Empire State Building and EarthCam Offer Live Footage Of and From The World’s Most Famous Building On the Building’s Official Website

New York, NY (March 20, 2019) – The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced that it will utilize two EarthCam video cameras to give fans around the world 24/7 access to footage of ESB and of the views from ESB via a livestream on www.empirestatebuilding.com.

One camera is installed on the rooftop of One Grand Central Place, a property in the portfolio of Empire State Realty Trust, the company that owns and manages the Empire State Building. The EarthCam footage allows fans all over the world to view in real time the beloved ESB tower lightings, New York City sunsets, and the signature hourly sparkle effect that occurs daily for five minutes every hour between sunset and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

The second camera is installed on the south corner of ESB’s 103rd floor and will capture the stunning views of New York City and beyond. Users will have the opportunity to view extreme weather conditions and even watch the sunrise from the heart of New York City.

The two different viewpoints allow visitors to witness the World’s Most Famous Building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and to enjoy a preview of the ESB Observatories’ 360-degree panoramic views.

Fans are encouraged to take advantage of the screenshot function provided by EarthCam and to share images on social media by tagging the Empire State Building in their posts.


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 Empire State Building was named the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.comwww.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding@EmpireStateBldgwww.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 December 31, 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.

Empire State Realty Trust Sees Impressive Growth From Tenant Expansions

 Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that since 2013 through December 31, 2018, ESRT had 163 tenant expansions totaling over 1.1 million square feet within its portfolio. In 2018, ESRT signed 25 lease expansions within its Manhattan office portfolio for a total of 244,792 square feet.

“Our message to our tenants is: let us focus on giving you an environment in which your employees are happy and productive so that you can focus on running your business more profitably,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate for ESRT. “Everything we do at ESRT, from our redevelopment programs to amenities and services, is focused on providing an exceptional tenant experience.”

Some recent expansions that were completed from October through December of 2018 at the following properties are:

111 West 33rd Street with landlord representation led by Keith Cody of ESRT, along with Scott Klau, Erik S. Harris, and Neil L. Rubin of Newmark Knight Frank:

  • Gibbs & Soell Business Communications, a strategic public relations, and marketing communications firm, expanded by 6,561 sq. ft. and relocated from One Grand Central Place into a full-floor lease for 19,285 sq. ft. on the 22nd floor. Tenant Brokers: Erik Schmall & Scott Weiss of Savills Studley.

One Grand Central Place with landlord representation by Julie M. Christiano and Leslie Nadel of ESRT, along with William G. Cohen, Brittany Silver, and Jamie Jacobs of Newmark Knight Frank:

  • Allianz Real Estate of America, LLC, the investment and asset manager for the Allianz Group, signed an expansion lease of 3,222 sq. ft. for a full floor of 12,722 sq. ft. on the 42nd floor. Tenant Brokers: Greg B. Taubin and Jason Perla of Savills Studley and Newmark Knight Frank.

Empire State Building with landlord representation provided by Shanae Ursini of ESRT, along with Paul Glickman, Jonathan Fanuzzi, Simon Landmann, Harley Dalton, and Kip Orban of JLL:

  • Kaplan Hecker and Fink LLP, a rapidly growing law firm led by founding partner Robbie Kaplan signed a full floor lease for 26,997 sq. ft. on the 63rd floor of the Empire State, expanding and relocating from a 6,091 sq. ft. suite on the 71st floor. Tenant Brokers: Ira Schuman and Stephen Steiner, Savills Studley.

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 December 31, 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 Leases Main Street Retail in Westport, CT to Robert Redford’s Sundance

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Sundance Holdings Group, LLC, Robert Redford’s retail brand, will open at 69-97 Main Street in Westport, CT. Sundance has signed a 3,920 sq. ft. long-term lease. Sundance’s adjacent tenant lululemon also recently expanded its Main Street location to 5,645 sq. ft. 

“Sundance selected the best retail location on Westport’s Main Street,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, for ESRT. “They will have great visibility, the best central location and easy access to public parking for their customers. Sundance joins our other popular retail tenants lululemon, Theory, and Athleta. There are only two remaining retail spaces adjacent to these popular brands in this great location; one is 2,005 sq. ft., and the other 2,963 sq. ft. Both stores shall contain frontage on both Main Street and Parker Harding Plaza with 277 parking spaces. 

Sundance was founded by Robert Redford as a General Store in Utah’s Sundance Village in 1969 and published its first catalog twenty years later. Today, Sundance continues to embrace Redford’s commitment to the artist community throughout its website, catalog and retail channels. 

Brenda Wurtz of Dallimore & Co. represented Sundance and Jeremy Ezra of RKF represented lululemon in the lease negotiations. Landlord representation was provided by Fred C. Posniak, Senior Vice President of ESRT. 

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.

Lottery Registration for 2019 Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Turkish Airlines Powered by the Challenged Athletes Foundation Opens on January 30, 2019

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced that lottery registration for the 2019 Empire State Building Run-Up (ESBRU) Presented by Turkish Airlines Powered by the Challenged Athletes Foundation, will open on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. EST and close on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The 42nd annual ESBRU will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Runners who have applied to climb the 1,576 steps and 86 floors of the World’s Most Famous Building will be notified of their race status on March 1, 2019. Interested runners can register online at http://www.nycruns.com/esb. Of the thousands of runners from around the world who enter the ESBRU lottery, a select few will have the opportunity to participate. Race entry is $125 per applicant, and will only be charged if the applicant is randomly selected to participate.

“Every year the Empire State Building hosts the world’s most elite athletes and tower running enthusiasts for this globally iconic race,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of ESRT. “We welcome entrants from around the world to test their limits and be part of the building’s storied history.”

Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national flag carrier and the airline that flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline, returns for its second year as presenting sponsor of the Run-Up. This year, Turkish Airlines will be providing 20 roundtrip airline tickets to elite tower running athletes around the globe to inspire new runners to take on the challenge of the Empire State Building Run-Up.

Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is the official charity partner of the ESBRU with a designated heat in the race for challenged athletes and CAF supporters running to raise funds to support people with physical challenges in getting access to sports. If you’re looking for a unique way to participate in this event, register to run with Team CAF.

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 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 Empire State Building was named the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. 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, 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.

About NYCRUNS
In 2019, NYCRUNS will produce several dozen running races for nearly 50,000 athletes including our flagship Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon. Our goal is to provide runners with the best possible experience from the moment they register until the moment they see their free finisher photos. NYCRUNS races are accurately measured, electronically timed, supported by a world-class medical group, and staffed by a highly trained team. Our post-race festivals feature fresh New York bagels (with a shmear of course – this is New York), fresh fruit, and a great DJ. Our events are fun, vibrant, not overcrowded, and all about showing them a great time. Simply put, week in and week out, our goal is to put on the best races in New York City.

About the Challenged Athletes Foundation
The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles. CAF believes that participation in physical activity at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $100 million has been raised and over 23,000 individuak grants awarded to people with physical challenges in all 50 states and dozens of countries around the world. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts reach another 100,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear: give opportunities and support to those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyle. To learn more, visit challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.

About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 332 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 305 worldwide destinations as 49 domestic and 256 international in 123 countries. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on FacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedIn and Instagram.

About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by Business Traveller Magazine. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,800 daily flights to 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines.

Empire State Building and Interscope Records, Along with iHeart Media Promise a “White Christmas” With Annual Holiday Music-To-Light Show Featuring OneRepublic

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) and iHeartMedia today announced that the annual Empire State Building (ESB) holiday music-to-light show will feature Interscope artist OneRepublic’s newly released version of White Christmas. World-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman created the holiday spectacle which will premiere on December 19, and will be synced live each night at 8:30 p.m. ET on iHeartMedia New York’s Z100 and 106.7 Lite FM radio stations, which are also available on the iHeartRadio app through December 25.

The music-to-light show set to the reimagined holiday classic will cap off “ESB Unwrapped,” a season-long celebration that features stunning holiday decorations in the ESB’s Fifth Avenue windows, Art Deco lobby and the new 34th Street Observatory Guest entrance, surprise appearances by celebrities, a pianist playing a selection of holiday favorites and festive holiday light shows.

“Each holiday season, the Empire State Building’s light show brings Christmas cheer to the entire world via social media,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, and CEO of ESRT. “We are proud that our annual show has become the highlight of the holiday season for so many. This year, I am thrilled that we are partnering with Interscope Records and OneRepublic to illuminate the New York City skyline.”

From December 19 through December 25, fans can listen to the holiday music-to-light show by tuning into Z100, and 106.7 Lite FM at 8:30 p.m. EST, or by streaming the stations live on iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service. The stunning presentation will be visible at those times to revelers and tourists from various vantage points around New York City and the tri-state area.

To join in the excitement, use the hashtag #ESBUnwrapped on social media channels. Viewers can tune in to watch the show live via the Empire State Building’s Facebook page. A video of the entire show will also be posted on the Empire State Building’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/esbnyc) 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 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 the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.comwww.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldgwww.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, 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.

About iHeartMedia New York

iHeartMedia New York owns and operates WHTZ-FM, WKTU-FM, WAXQ-FM, WWPR-FM, WLTW-FM and WOR-AM. iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
 

Empire State Building Celebrates Milestone 25th Year of Valentine’s Day Weddings

The Empire State Building has officially announced that entry is now open for its 25th annual Valentine’s Day Wedding Contest. To celebrate this significant milestone, for the first time ever, the contest will be open to the building’s international fan base. In honor of its silver anniversary, only one lucky couple will be chosen, based on their love story, to have the wedding ceremony of their dreams on the building’s world-famous 86th floor Observatory on February 14, 2019.

For this momentous day, the bride will be gifted a prize package which will include a wedding dress of their choice* from Kleinfeld Bridal’s flagship salon in New York City and an additional dress from Kleinfeld Bridal Party* for a guest of the bride. The winning couple will also receive round-trip flights to New York City for themselves and two guests, sponsored by Turkish Airlines, two-night accommodations at Grand Hyatt New York for the couple and guests*, an exclusive continental breakfast and prosecco toast at the Empire State Building’s own STATE Grill and Bar after the ceremony and a honeymoon package to the Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, from Discover The Palm Beaches, the official tourism marketing organization for Palm Beach County, Florida.

“Over the past twenty-five years, the Empire State Building has been the star of so many different love stories,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, Senior Vice President, Empire State Building Observatory, who will also be the officiant for the wedding. “This year at the request of our fans around the world, we have extended this opportunity internationally, to all those who have dreamed of being a part of this annual event. We look forward to continuing this beloved tradition for another 25 years.”

To enter, couples looking to wed or renew their vows can share their love story via https://esbvalentinesday.com/ beginning December 5 through December 30, 2018. Couples must be over the age of 18 and have a valid New York State marriage license at the time of the wedding ceremony in order to wed. Vow renewals can be performed with a valid New York State marriage license.

For more information about Kleinfeld Bridal, Grand Hyatt New York, and STATE Grill & Bar, the Boca Raton Resort & Club and Discover The Palm Beaches visit https://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/http://newyork.grand.hyatt.com/,https://www.patinagroup.com/state-grill-and-barhttp://www.bocaresort.com/, and https://www.thepalmbeaches.com/.

For complete contest details and rules, please visit https://esbvalentinesday.com/. *Restrictions may apply

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.
 

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.

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 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.

Empire State Building’s Tenants Continue to Expand

NEW YORK CITY, October 2, 2018 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that HNTB Corporation (HNTB), an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors, has signed an expansion lease for an additional 26,782 sq. ft. on the 62nd floor of the Empire State Building. HNTB now occupies floors 56, 57, 58, and 62 – a total of 105,143 sq. ft. – at the World’s Most Famous Building. Workday, Inc., an ondemand financial management and human capital management software vendor, has also expanded by 5,280 sq. ft. to occupy the entire 49th floor, totaling 26,681 square feet.

“HNTB and Workday, represent the 144th and 145th times that tenants have expanded with us since 2013,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate for ESRT. “Empire State Building tenants enjoy the benefits of the Urban Campus which include the largest tenant-only, 15,000 sq. ft. fitness center in Manhattan, conference centers and private event space, and nine in-building dining options. At ESRT, we deliver what is most important to tenants to enable them to recruit and retain top talent and to run their businesses more efficiently and profitably.”

Sven Sykes of Colliers International represented HNTB in the lease negotiations. Robert Lowe and Paige Engeldrum of Cushman & Wakefield represented Workday in the lease negotiations. Landlord representation was provided by Ryan Kass and Shanae Ursini, along with Paul Glickman, Jonathan Fanuzzi, 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 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.

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