October 10, 2016

Empire State Realty Trust Adds Quality Retailer to Empire State Building

NEW YORK CITY, October 10, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Chopt, the creative salad company, has signed a long-term lease at the Empire State Building.

Chopt salads have reshaped the fast food community, creating healthy, flavorful and quality food options that are affordable and convenient.

“Chopt will be located on the 33rd Street portion of the property, featuring food and services dedicated to our “Urban Campus Within a Building” for our tenants at the Empire State Building, and also the neighborhood,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. “We now have seven in-building dining options to serve our tenants.”

Craig Hantgan of Esquire Properties, Inc. represented Chopt in the lease negotiations. Fred Posniak and Shanae Ursini represented ESRT in the above transaction.

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, 2016, 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.

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