May 11, 2016

Empire State Building Welcomes ZS into 20,000-Square-Foot Space

NEW YORK CITY, May 11, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announces that ZS Associates, Inc., a global leader specializing in sales and marketing, has leased nearly 20,000 square feet of office space at the Empire State Building.

The Empire State Building’s international brand recognition and Urban Campus continue to attract tenants looking to recruit and retain top talent. The full suite of on-site amenities includes a tenant-only conference center, Manhattan’s largest tenant-only fitness center, bike room, distributed antenna system and seven in-building dining options.

“We are delighted to have another global business leader join the exclusive tenant roster at the Empire State Building,” says Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. “ZS Associates’ leased space on the 51st floor has stunning 360 degree views, and will impress their employees and visitors from around the world.”

Other tenants of the Empire State Building include LinkedIn, Bulova, Coty, Expedia, Global Brands Group, Skanska, HNTB and Media General Digital.

Joe Arnstein, Erik Schmall and Daniel Thompson of Savills Studley represented ZS Associates, Inc. in the lease negotiations. Landlord representation was provided by Ryan Kass, Fred C. Posniak and Shanae Ursini of ESRT, along with Paul Glickman, Jonathan Fanuzzi, Kip Orban 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 December 31, 2015, 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

*Please note all lease square footages are approximate.

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