Fairness Opinion

Duff & Phelps Rendered a Relative Fairness Opinion in Connection with Empire State Realty Trust Going Public Transaction

Malkin Holdings LLC consolidated certain properties and its management company into an operating partnership as part of its conversion into a REIT and IPO. Advised the Board of Directors of Malkin Holdings LLC.

Empire State Realty Trust went public, raising $1.1 billion, representing  the second largest REIT IPO in history at the time.The transaction involved the roll-up of certain partnerships owning office and retail properties in Manhattan and the New York City metropolitan area, the internalization of the property leasing and management company, and ultimately, the initial public offering of stock of a newly formed REIT.

Duff & Phelps' Role

Duff & Phelps served as independent financial advisor to Malkin Holdings and provided relative valuations and rendered a fairness opinion in the transaction.

About Empire State Realty Trust

Empire State Realty Trust is a commercial real estate investment company and owner of the Empire State Building, operates as an owner, operator, acquirer, financier, developer, builder, and fiduciary for investment partners and financial institutions. The Company manages properties valued in excess of $5 billion.

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