Chief of Property Operations & Leasing & EVP
Empire State Realty Trust
Thomas P. Durels is Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for Empire State Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT that owns 10.1 million square feet of commercial office and street retail property, of which 8.2 million square feet is located in Manhattan.
Mr. Durels supervises all company real estate activities including leasing, property redevelopment and management. He is responsible for all leasing strategies, redevelopment of its entire portfolio of Manhattan office buildings, including the Empire State Building, and is a member of the company’s acquisition committee.
Mr. Durels graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1983. He is a past Treasurer of the Young Men’s and Women’s Real Estate Association, a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and Urban Land Institute, and is a licensed real estate broker in New York and Connecticut.