December 14, 2022

Empire State Realty Trust Appoints Christina Chiu as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Empire State Realty Trust Appoints Christina Chiu as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Chiu Previously Served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

New York (Dec. 14, 2022) – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Christina Chiu has also been named the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Chiu’s areas of oversight include capital markets, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, tax, treasury, investor relations, information technology, legal and human resources.

“Christina continues to add tremendous value for stakeholders, investors, and the ESRT team well beyond the role of Chief Financial Officer.  Tom Durels and I enjoy her partnership in our senior leadership as we move to the future of ESRT and utilize our strong balance sheet and modernized, energy efficient assets with indoor environmental quality and achieve continued success and execute our strategy for continued growth,” said Anthony E. Malkin, ESRT Chairman, President, and CEO.

In her new role, Chiu will continue her close partnership with Malkin and fellow executive officer Durels on strategic objectives to enhance shareholder value through proactive company actions and capital allocation; drive efficiencies across the company through process enhancements and technology; and foster a company culture of performance and accountability.

Chiu joined ESRT in 2020 after an 18-year career at Morgan Stanley, where she served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Listed Real Assets business at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) and served as a member of the MSIM Sustainability Council and Listed Real Assets Investment Committee. Chiu is a member of The Real Estate Roundtable Real Estate Capital Policy Advisory Committee as well as Urban Land Institute Technology and Real Estate Council. She is a David Rockefeller Fellow of the Partnership for New York City.  Chiu earned a B.S. in Finance and Accounting summa cum laude from New York University Stern School of Business.

More information about the ESRT team can be found online.

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About Empire State Realty Trust  

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) is a REIT that owns and manages office, retail and multifamily assets in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area. ESRT owns the Empire State Building, the World’s Most Famous Building, and Tripadvisor’s 2022 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards #1 attraction in the U.S. and #3 attraction in the world, the newly reimagined and iconic Empire State Building Observatory. The company is a leader in healthy buildings, energy efficiency, and indoor environmental quality and has the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per square foot of any publicly traded REIT portfolio in New York City.  As of September 30, 2022, ESRT’s portfolio is comprised of approximately 9.2 million rentable square feet of office space, 700,000 rentable square feet of retail space and 625 residential units across two multifamily properties. More information about Empire State Realty Trust can be found at and by following ESRT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn

Forward-Looking Statements  

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Source: Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.    

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