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Swedbank Signs Lease for Office at Empire State Building

NEW YORK — Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) announced that Swedbank, a Stockholm, Sweden- based banking group, has signed a 7,905 sq ft. lease on the 45th floor at the Empire State Building.

ESRT owns and manages the Empire State Building, one of NY’s best known buildings located at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

“We are delighted to welcome Swedbank to the Empire State Building. Our entire portfolio continues to attract top credit businesses, especially international tenants who are particularly focused on our best-in-class Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Efficiency,” said Thomas Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate of ESRT.  “ESRT is the first commercial real estate portfolio in the U.S. to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating, and our leadership in Indoor Environmental Quality makes companies comfortable that they can return their employees to the office.”

Zev Holzman and Paul Revson from Savills represented Swedbank in the deal. Shanae Ursini provided landlord representation from ESRT along with Paul GlickmanJonathan FanuzziSimon LandmannColleen Hollowood, and Kip Orban from JLL.

The Empire State Building is 1,454-feet tall — including its antenna and spire — and is the fourth tallest building in New York.