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Empire State Building Signs 100,000 Square Feet of Leases

Empire State Realty Trust announced it signed new leases for approximately 100,000 square feet at the Empire State Building (ESB) in late 2022 and early 2023. In January, a North American engineering firm leased 65,000 square feet for 16 years, and OFS Brands and Resolution Life, Inc. signed leases for a combined 23,500 square feet in December 2022. Additional leases signed with new tenants bring the total to approximately 100,000 square feet leased at the Empire State Building.

OFS Brands, headquartered in Indiana, will relocate to the 59th floor of ESB and will utilize ESRT’s turnkey services to custom build their new space.

“We are thrilled to partner with Empire State Realty Trust due to their commitment to sustainable practices and achievement of carbon neutrality, as this completely aligns with OFS’s business that has a deep respect for the natural world,” said OFS SVP, sales and marketing, Ryan Menke. “We are delighted by ESRT’s industry-leading sustainability strategy, which will foster and maintain our mission of pioneering environmentalism in the furniture production industry.”

Resolution Life, Inc. decided to open its first New York City office space at ESB. The life insurance group will occupy a pre-built, furnished space on the 60th floor.

“We are very excited to locate our New York office at the Empire State Building,” said Resolution Life US CEO Conor Murphy. “As one of the most iconic buildings in the world, and one with a focus on environmental sustainability, it will be an ideal setting for us to continue our company’s growth. We look forward to partnering with Empire State Realty Trust for many years to come.”

The engineering firm’s identity will be released after it informs its employees, expected by March 2023.