NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) ("the Company") announced today that the Company signed a direct lease with Centric Brands for 212,154 square feet at the Empire State Building (ESB). The space was previously leased to Global Brands Group and occupied by Centric Brands under a sublease.
"As part of Centric Brands' reorganization, they considered all their options for their offices. It is gratifying that they chose to restack and make a long-term commitment to ESB. The deal could not have happened without the tremendous cooperation of all parties, from Centric management to Global Brands Group, Alvarez & Marsal, and JLL. We look forward to our continued relationship with Centric Brands as they grow," said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, President & CEO of Empire State Realty Trust.
"We are pleased to sign a direct lease with Centric Brands, which reflects their commitment to maintain their workplace at the Empire State Building," said Thomas Durels, EVP, Real Estate. "As an early leader in Indoor Environmental Quality and the first owner of a commercial real estate portfolio in the U.S. to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management, we are open for business and pleased to see our tenants return to the office."
Peter Riguardi, Joseph Messina, and Cynthia Wasserberger from JLL represented Centric Brands in the transaction. Landlord representation was provided by Anthony E. Malkin, Ryan Kass, and Shanae Ursini from ESRT.
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, 2020 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 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. Long the leader in energy efficiency retrofits and Indoor Environmental Quality, Empire State Realty Trust is the first commercial real estate portfolio in the U.S. to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating.
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