Empire State Realty Trust Signs New Leases for a Total of 49,999 Square Feet at One Grand Central Place

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NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today it has signed two new leases at One Grand Central Place.

  • Belkin Burden Goldman, LLP, a real estate-focused law firm, signed a new lease for 30,598 square feet at One Grand Central Place. Jeffrey Peck, Daniel Horowitz, and Jacob Stern from Savills represented Belkin Burden Goldman, LLP in the lease negotiations.

  • Dime Community Bank, a local New York City-based bank that has been in business for more than 150 years, signed a new lease for 19,401 square feet. Previously Dime Community Bank occupied a 3,643 square foot space at the property. Charlie Terrasi from Laterra Real Estate represented Dime Community Bank in the lease negotiations.

"There is no better way to start the year at OGCP than with a great, new lease and the significant growth of an existing tenant," said Thomas P. Durels, executive vice president, real estate for ESRT. "One Grand Central Place's location directly across from Grand Central Terminal is unmatched. The property was recently recognized as a Fitwel Champion. In addition, ESRT's portfolio is the first in the United States to be certified under the WELL Health-Safety Rating, and we achieved a 5 Star Rating from GRESB in our first year of submission. With these certifications and ESRT's leadership in Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), One Grand Central Place is a top choice for any tenant that seeks the ability to return to the office with confidence and the convenience of a coveted Grand Central address."

Landlord representation was provided by Ryan Kass of ESRT, along with William G. Cohen, Scott J. Klau, Erik S. Harris, and Neil L. Rubin of Newmark Knight Frank.

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 Sept. 30, 2020, 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, with 76 percent of the eligible portfolio ENERGY STAR certified. As the first commercial real estate portfolio in the U.S. 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 empirestaterealtytrust.com and follow ESRT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements
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