Keith Cody Joins Empire State Realty Trust As Vice President of Leasing

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT) (“ESRT”), a leading real estate investment trust with office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, has appointed Keith Cody as Vice President, Leasing.

Mr. Cody, 40, joins ESRT from CBRE, where he served as a Senior Vice President. He brings to the company over 18 years of real estate experience representing a wide range of tenants such as AIG, the City of New York, Credit Suisse, National Life Insurance, New York University, Hogan Lovells and Jonathan Rose Companies, among many others.

During his real estate career, Mr. Cody has completed over 300 lease transactions totaling more than 3.5 million square feet in multiple industries, including technology/new media, law and finance, from which he has cultivated numerous long-term relationships.

In his new role, Mr. Cody oversees office leasing throughout ESRT’s Manhattan properties. He joins Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations; Ryan Kass, Senior Vice President and Director of Leasing and Marketing; and Fred Posniak, Senior Vice President, Leasing and Marketing.

“Keith has nearly two decades of experience in commercial real estate in New York City, extensive industry relationships and an impressive track record of transactions,” says Mr. Durels. “He’s an outstanding addition to our leasing team.”

A resident of Lloyd Harbor, Long Island, Mr. Cody holds a New York State Real Estate license, and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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 office building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of July 15, 2014, consisting of 9.3 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 732,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. The Company also owns land at the Stamford, Connecticut Transportation Center that supports the development of an approximately 380,000 rentable square foot office building and garage.

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