Empire State Realty Trust Renews Trexquant at First Stamford Place

NEW YORK CITY, Jan. 5, 2020 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Trexquant Investment, a quantitative investment firm, renewed its lease at First Stamford Place for 9,805 square feet.

“ESRT is happy to extend our relationship with Trexquant,” said Jeffrey H. Newman, senior vice president of ESRT. “Our entire portfolio is the first in North America to be certified under the WELL Health-Safety Rating, and recently achieved a 5 Star Rating from GRESB. With these certifications, ESRT’s overall leadership in Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), and First Stamford Place’s direct access off I-95 with proximity to the Stamford Transportation Center, the property serves as the ideal location for companies to recruit and retain employees from across the tri-state area.”

Torey Walsh from Newmark Knight Frank represented Trexquant in the lease negotiations. Jeffrey H. Newman and Kimberly Zaccagnino represented ESRT along with Jay Hruska, Steve Baker, Bill Montague, and John Altieri from Cushman & Wakefield.

About Empire State Realty Trust 

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) 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.” ESRT is a leader in energy efficiency in the built environment and sustainability and is the first commercial real estate portfolio in the U.S. to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating, an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all facility types, focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols, emergency plans and stakeholder education to address a COVID-19 environment now and broader health and safety-related issues into the future.

In its first year of submission, ESRT has earned the highest possible GRESB 5 Star Rating and Green Star recognition, and score of 88, in the 2020 GRESB Real Estate Assessment, an achievement that places ESRT in the top 20% of all respondents.  GRESB is recognized globally as a rigorous standard widely recognized as one of the best measures of sustainability performance of real estate companies and funds.

The Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of  September 30, 2020, 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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Alexandra Chernin

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