October 27, 2021


NEW YORK (Oct. 27, 2021)Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Argo Group, an international specialty insurance provider, has signed a new lease with ESRT for a full-floor, 30,002 square foot office space at 501 Seventh Avenue.

At the corner of 37th Street and Seventh Avenue, 501 Seventh Avenue provides tenants with convenient access to Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, subway lines, and nearby shopping, dining, and lodging. The building’s tenant roster includes Captivate and PVH.

Argo Group has signed a lease with Empire State Realty Trust property 501 Seventh Avenue, in New York City.

“Argo Group employees will have peace of mind in a healthy building equipped with MERV 13 filters, active bi-polar ionization, and increased ventilation as they join our tenant roster at 501 Seventh Avenue,” said Thomas P. Durels, executive vice president, real estate for ESRT.

Owen Hane and Kevin Duffy of JLL represented Argo Group at signing. Property owner representation was provided by Shanae Ursini and Ryan Kass of ESRT, and Ron Lo Russo, Patrick Murphy, Pierce Hance, Heather Thomas, and Will Yeatman of Cushman & Wakefield.

For more information about 501 Seventh Avenue and current availabilities, please visit the ESRT website.

About Empire State Realty Trust 

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) 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.” The company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2021, which consists of 9.4 million rentable square feet across 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and two in Westchester County, New York; as well as approximately 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.   

Empire State Realty Trust is a leader in energy efficiency in the built environment and sustainability space, with 76 percent of the eligible portfolio ENERGY STAR certified and 100 percent fully powered by renewable wind electricity. As the first commercial real estate portfolio in the Americas to achieve the evidence-based, third-party verified WELL Health-Safety Rating for health and safety, ESRT additionally earned the highest possible GRESB 5 Star Rating and Green Star recognition for sustainability performance in real estate and was named a Fitwel Champion for healthy, high-performance buildings. To learn more about Empire State Realty Trust, visit esrtreit.com and follow ESRT on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn

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Empire State Realty Trust
Brock Talbot