It will come as no surprise to those following the Manhattan multifamily investment market that prices are at record levels. Now that’s borne out by Real Capital Analytics’ new commercial property price indices. The RCA data shows that the average sale prices of Manhattan apartment building are higher than they were in the second quarter of 2008. [more]
Posts Tagged ‘Midtown’
More top companies are attempting to consolidate their office holdings and are offering their space for sublet, which is depressing landlords’ asking rents for trophy properties. Citing data from Jones Lang LaSalle, Crain’s reported that 30 percent of the space available in Class A Midtown buildings comes in the form of sublet space, well above the island’s 22 percent average. Even in the Plaza District, sublease space comprises 26 percent of all availabilities. [more]
Tenants and landlords quietly added millions of square feet to the Midtown market, pushing up the amount of available space by a sizable 2.1 million square feet in the first quarter, figures from commercial firm CBRE Group released today reveal. The newly available blocks of space fueled the largest amount of negative net absorption since the second quarter of 2009 in the midst of the economic slowdown, an analysis of CBRE data by The Real Deal shows. [more]
Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs’ RFR Holding is marketing a development site between West 44th and West 43rd streets, Crain’s reported, which could accommodate construction of a building as big as 355,000 square feet.
Sources told Crain’s that the site, on which there are currently three buildings, could command a hefty price tag — $500 per buildable square foot, going by a recent $400-a-square-foot asking price of a nearby site: a 12,000-square-foot plot at 20 West 40th Street, across from Bryant Park. Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets Group brokers are marketing the site.
Meanwhile, RFR is still trying to sell a 59 percent stake in the Seagram building at 375 Park Avenue. Sources told Crain’s that investors have been balking at the $700 million price tag for the Seagram building stake. [Crain's]… [more]
Local officials are seeking input from East Side residents on plans to develop new public park space along the East River as part of a land swap deal with the United Nations, DNAinfo reported. Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed off on a new law that would allow the U.N. to build a new office tower on the site of Robert Moses Playground, on First Avenue between 41st and 42nd streets, in exchange for improvements along the East River esplanade…. [more]
Source: Cassidy Turley
The vacancy rate in Midtown Manhattan rose in February for the second month in a row, marking the first time since the middle of 2009 that the rate increased in back-to-back months, data from commercial services firm Cassidy Turley shows. The uptick to 12.3 percent was fueled in February by several large blocks of space coming on the market, including floors to be given up by accounting firm Deloitte at Paramount Group’s 1633 Broadway when the company moves to 30 Rockefeller Center. The uptick broke from the general pattern seen over the past year, in which vacancy rates have steadily fallen as the economy improved…. [more]
Investment firm BHR Capital has signed a five-year lease for 8,800 square feet of office space at 545 Madison Avenue, according to the Observer. The new lease now puts the 140,000-square-foot building on the corner of 55th Street at 50 percent occupied. Although it wasn’t clear how much BHR is paying in rent, landlord LCOR said that rents at the building are now in the mid-to-upper-$70s…. [more]
When the office leasing market began to collapse more than two years ago, Midtown
Class A landlords fearful of putting out the wrong price in the volatile market pulled back
from listing their asking rents. Now with the leasing market returning to approximately normal volumes spurred by
sharply reduced prices, more Class A property owners in Midtown are confident enough
to list their asking rents, Robert Sammons, vice president for research at commercial
services firm Cassidy Turley, said. The firm’s December office report released Monday shows why they are getting more
self-assured. The vacancy rate for Midtown Class A space fell to 10.9 percent in
December, down from 13.9 percent one year earlier, and asking rents were $65.29 per
square foot, up from a recent low of $63.87 per foot in September. (See the full report
after the jump.)… [more]
Office tenants in Midtown leased more space in November than in any month since the middle of 2006 as new office leasing rang in at double the monthly average, a new report covering all firms’ deals released today by commercial firm CB Richard Ellis shows.
“The month’s robust leasing activity — the largest single-month total since June 2006 — was achieved by deals of all sizes across the entire market,” the Midtown report says.
Tenants struck relocation or expansion deals for more than 2.4 million square feet in Midtown, compared with 1.2 million square feet the month before. TRD… [more]
Ugg Australia has opened a new outpost at 600 Madison Avenue on the corner of 58th Street. The retailer, best known for its ubiquitous, calf-high suede shearling boots, currently has two other New York City locations — one in Soho at 79 Mercer Street and one on the Upper West Side at 160 Columbus Avenue. [NBC]