New York market slated to be among first to bounce back, report says

October 21, 2008 05:35PM

The economic downturn will drag down the real estate market, but New York City, along with other 24-hour coastal cities like Seattle, L.A., Boston, San Francisco, and D.C., will be among the first to recover, beginning in 2010, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2009 report released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute. The report predicts that among most property types throughout the country, vacancies will rise and rents decrease in 2009, and lending problems will spread from the residential to the commercial markets. Of the various property types, the report predicts that only the apartment rental market will remain strong, as people who are unable to purchase homes will continue to rent, and industrial, business, hotel and retail markets will take a beating. TRD

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