Of any retail submarket, Herald Square experienced the greatest growth in average asking rent quarter-over-quarter, according to numbers CBRE released today. That neighborhood saw rents increase 30 percent quarter-over-quarter, to $657 per square foot, the report shows.
Other New York City retail hubs also fared well. In fact, six out of the 11 hubs the report monitors saw rent increases, as the New York Observer first reported. Downtown Manhattan rents grew 28 percent in the same period, to $213 per square foot, and Lower Fifth Avenue (between 42nd and 49th streets) and Times Square both saw rents increase 23 percent, to $1,118 and $2,221 respectively, the numbers show. [more]