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Empire State Realty Trust Signs Rizzo Group and CodeGreen Solutions to 1350 Broadway

July 6, 2021 GMT

NEW YORK, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Rizzo Group, a leading building code consulting firm, and CodeGreen Solutions, Inc., a decarbonization and sustainability solutions provider have signed a new, 11-year office lease with ESRT for an 11,835 square foot space at 1350 Broadway. The companies will relocate to this larger space from their prior space at 1333 Broadway.

“We will return to the office with an expanded footprint and confidence in ESRT’s high-performance safety protocols and years-long leadership in indoor environmental quality and sustainability,” said Stephen Rizzo, CEO at Rizzo Group and co-founder at CodeGreen Solutions. “We found the right match for our headquarters in a building with MERV 13 filters, active bipolar ionization, and plenty of daylight, all fronting the new public open spaces on Broadway. Our workplace will lead the way in sustainability and wellness with a space that boosts opportunities for innovation. Typically, tenants use more than 50% of a building’s energy, so the ability to build a decarbonized workplace can help move the needle in a big way and provide a model for landlord-tenant collaboration. Our efforts in deep carbon reduction are possible because they align with ESRT’s efforts to reduce energy use and meet aggressive, but necessary, goals for net-zero emissions.”

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Located in the heart of the Broadway pedestrian mall and the Commuter Triangle, 1350 Broadway offers unparalleled views, prime transportation access, and plenty of dining, lodging, and retailers in the immediate area. Within its 25 stories and 372,643 rentable square feet, 1350 Broadway contains a modern lobby, office spaces, and elevators, and a new roof and façade. The building is equipped with MERV 13 filters and active bipolar ionization for premier indoor environmental quality as organizations return to the office.

“We are pleased that Rizzo Group and CodeGreen Solutions chose to remain tenants of ESRT as they grow their space,” said Thomas P. Durels, executive vice president, real estate for ESRT. “Our focus is to partner with our tenants to provide a pathway for a confident return to office, and with our industry-leading measures for indoor environmental quality, safety, and energy efficiency, tenants can bring their employees back with certainty that their health is a top priority.”

Christopher Kraus and Charles Gerace of JLL represented Rizzo Group in the lease negotiations. Landlord representation was provided by Shanae Ursini and Keith Cody of ESRT.

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More information about the building, as well as current availabilities, can be found online.

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 March 31, 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 Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Source: Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.
Category: Leasing

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