NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced that the world-famous Empire State Building received three prestigious awards which showcase ESRT’s dedication to exemplary tenant experience; modernized, amenity-rich properties; and a world-class brand. The 2023 BOMA Grand Pinnacle Award, 2023 BOMA Earth Award, and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Landmark of the Year Award were given to the “World’s Most Famous Building” for outstanding achievement in building management, sustainability, and community contributions.
“These prominent awards are a testament to the great work that the teams at ESRT do every day to set industry standards in sustainability and top tier experiences for tenants and Observatory guests,” said Tony Malkin, chairman, president, and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. “The collective effort, contributions, and commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability by all ESRT colleagues propel the Empire State Building and ESRT to new heights.”
The Grand Pinnacle Award is the highest recognition bestowed by the Building Owners and Managers Association for properties with premiere leadership and building management across all categories. This award symbolizes ESRT’s outstanding achievements and dedication to tenants, the industry, and New York City.
“We are thrilled and honored to receive the prestigious BOMA Grand Pinnacle Award,” said Diane Fields, vice president of property management at the Empire State Building. “This award affirms ESRT’s steadfast commitment to excellent tenant experiences as we continue to prioritize building management and innovation.”
The Empire State Building was also granted the BOMA Earth Award that highlights the building’s sustainability and ESG initiatives. ESRT’s continued leadership in sustainability and energy efficiency has reduced greenhouse gas emissions at the Empire State Building by 54 percent and the entire commercial portfolio by 43 percent. ESRT recently published the “Empire Building Playbook: An Owner’s Guide to Low Carbon Retrofits” – co-developed with NYSERDA and supported by other NYC-based landlords and the Clinton Global Initiative – to guide building owners in the steps to achieve carbon neutrality through emissions reduction with less dependence on offsets and a proven return on investment. As a leader in the industry, ESRT ensures that the Empire State Building outperforms its peers and maintains its best-in-class results in energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and healthy buildings. More information about ESRT's sustainability goals and initiatives can be found online.
“The BOMA Earth Award further validates ESRT’s dedication to environmental stewardship and the commitment to sustainability at the Empire State Building and throughout our portfolio,” said Dana Robbins Schneider, SVP, director of energy, sustainability, and ESG for ESRT. “Throughout the past decade, ESRT has led the way to create a more sustainable future for our city with proven benefits for our tenants and investors.”
The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce recognized the Empire State Building as the Landmark Icon of the Year for the building’s significant cultural contributions and innovative approach to modernization. Throughout the last 92 years, the “World’s Most Famous Building” continues to be a cultural icon that attracts millions of visitors from around the globe each year. After a recent $165 million reimagination of the Observatory, the Empire State Building was named #1 attraction in the United States for the second consecutive year by Tripadvisor travelers.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) is a NYC-focused REIT that owns and operates a portfolio of modernized, amenitized, and well-located office, retail, and multifamily assets. The company is the recognized leader in energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality. ESRT’s flagship Empire State Building – the “World’s Most Famous Building” – includes its Observatory, Tripadvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice Awards: Best of the Best the #1 attraction in the US for two consecutive years. As of September 30, 2023, ESRT's portfolio is comprised of approximately 8.6 million rentable square feet of office space, 0.7 million rentable square feet of retail space and 727 residential units. More information about Empire State Realty Trust can be found at esrtreit.com and by following ESRT on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, X, and LinkedIn.
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