Empire State Building Gets New Amenities, New Leasing Team
Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) said its Empire State Building will get a tenant-only amenity space to be completed within the next year. It will include a town hall meeting space for 400 people, basketball court, lounge, food and bar service, and “ESRTees,” a reservable lounge with two golf simulators. The new amenities will be constructed in a concourse-level space with vaulted ceilings.
The REIT also announced that Scott Klau’s team from Newmark has been appointed leasing agent at the property. ESRT and Newmark’s Klau team have partnered successfully at One Grand Central Place, 1400 Broadway, and 111 W. 33rd St.
“Our partnership with Scott Klau and his team has been tremendously successful,” said Anthony E. Malkin, ESRT’s chairman, president, and CEO. “Now with our large-block availability, we offer a destination for all sizes of tenants in their flights to quality.”
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Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).