Real Estate Pioneer Anthony E. Malkin to Deliver Keynote Presentation at CREtech New York Conference This Oct. 13-14

Chairman, President, and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust and Owner of the Empire State Building Set to Share Industry Insights and Best Practices for Sustainability in the Built World During Keynote Speech at Major Tech Conference in NYC

New York (Aug. 5, 2021)CREtech, the  world’s leading community of professionals devoted to technological innovation in the real estate sector, has announced that Anthony E. Malkin, chairman, resident, and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) will join a distinguished line-up of keynote speakers at CREtech’s flagship New York Conference this Oct. 13-14. The conference will convene real estate executives from around the world to network, uncover new investment opportunities, and acquire cutting-edge products and services that are at the forefront of the industry’s digital transformation.

ESRT is a leading real estate owner, manager, and operator of office and retail space in the heart of Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area. Notably known as the owner of the Empire State Building, Empire State Realty Trust continues to lead the way in real estate sustainability, energy efficiency, and indoor environmental quality. 

The leadership in building energy efficiency by Mr. Malkin and ESRT has not only transformed the adoption of energy efficiency best practices in ESRT’s portfolio, but their forward-thinking approach has also encouraged and inspired real estate leaders from across the globe to develop new sustainable standards. Mr. Malkin has been a trailblazer in energy efficiency retrofits through the coordination of the team that consisted of the Clinton Climate Initiative, Johnson Controls, JLL, and Rocky Mountain Institute in a groundbreaking project at the Empire State Building. Mr. Malkin also led the development of standards for energy-efficient office tenant installations, which is now known as the Tenant Energy Optimization Program at the Urban Land Institute. ESRT continues to lead with the soon-to-be-announced Version 2.0 of its energy efficiency work led by Dana Robbins Schneider, the company’s SVP and director of energy, sustainability, and ESG.

“It is essential to address the impacts of climate change within the real estate sector as we look to future-proof assets and drive down carbon emissions within the built world,” said Michael Beckerman, CEO of CREtech. “Empire State Realty Trust’s commitment to ESG and sustainability reporting is admirable, and much of the progress we have made thus far as an industry is a result of Tony’s unparalleled thought-leadership in the climate space. I am so thrilled that Tony will share his insights and wisdom with the CREtech community at our flagship in-person event in New York this fall.”

Known as the most important real estate tech networking event in the world, the 2021 CREtech New York Conference will be held in-person on Oct. 13 and 14 at Pier 36 in Manhattan, and will host keynote presentations from world-renowned experts, demos from leading tech companies, and networking opportunities to drive new business like never before. Commercial real estate and tech executives from around the globe will attend the event to network, uncover new investment opportunities, and discover leading-edge products and services to enable digital transformation for the largest industry in the world. 

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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 June 30, 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 and follow ESRT on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn


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