Super Bowl Tickets are Grand Prize of Empire State Realty Trust’s 2013 Portfolio Challenge; Scheduled to Run from November 4th to November 22nd

The grand prizewinner of the 2013 Portfolio Challenge sponsored by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) (the “Company”), a leading real estate investment trust with office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, will receive two tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII, announces Anthony Malkin, ESRT’s chairman, president and CEO.

The Challenge, which runs from November 4th to November 22nd, is open to all registered commercial real estate office brokers. To enter the raffle for the Super Bowl tickets, which are valued at more than $10,000, participants simply tour all nine buildings in ESRT’s Manhattan Pre-War Trophy office portfolio: The Empire State BuildingOne Grand Central Place250 West 57th Street501 Seventh Avenue1333 Broadway1350 Broadway1359 Broadway , 1400 Broadway, and 112 West 34th Street. Any participant who tours at least six of the buildings, including mandatory 250 West 57th Street, receives a $100 Apple gift card. Scheduled morning tours from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday will feature complimentary breakfasts. Brokers can also arrange tours at any other time by appointment only.

“This is always a great opportunity for younger brokers to swarm our portfolio and to familiarize themselves with all our buildings and immediate availabilities. Super Bowl tickets should bring some healthy competition from the broader brokerage community,” says Mr. Malkin. “Of course, ESRT offers 100 percent of commissions upon lease signings.”

For more information about the Portfolio Challenge, please contact Abigail Winslow at awinslow@empirestaterealtytrust.com or 212-850-2779.

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 premier office and retail portfolio covers 8.4 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2013, consisting of 7.7 million rentable square feet in 12 office properties, including seven in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and 645,067 rentable square feet in six retail properties, including four in Manhattan and two in Westport, Connecticut. 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 and has an option to acquire two additional Manhattan office properties encompassing approximately 1.5 million rentable square feet of office space and over 150,000 rentable square feet of retail space at the base of the buildings.

ESRT is the asset manager, but not the owner, of 112 West 34th Street and 1400 Broadway, and has an option to purchase those properties.

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