Non-doorman units drive rental market down

TRD NEW YORK /
Apr.April 26, 2011 11:41 AM

If you’re looking to rent on the Upper East Side or Soho and don’t need a doorman, now might be the time to make a move. While rents overall fell .6 percent in April, rents for non-doorman units on the Upper East Side fell 5.67 percent from a month ago, and non-doorman one-bedroom unit rents in Soho dropped 17 percent in the last six months, according to the Manhattan rental market report released today by the Real Estate Group of New York.

Overall, the average rent in non-doorman Manhattan units fell 2.84 percent this month, while doorman unit rents rose .8 percent, and inventory across the board rose 3.84 percent. But the report notes that rents are up 6 percent from April 2010, and with the spring renting season underway, TREGNY said it expects the market to pick up steam in the next few months — particularly in Harlem, where rents are becoming more competitive than those in the rest of Manhattan.

These findings are similar to the first-quarter rental numbers previously reported by The Real Deal, which showed negligible gains compared to the prior quarter, but a 20.3 percent increase over the first quarter of 2010. Currently, two-bedroom doorman units in Soho pace the market with an average rent of $8,938, while non-doorman studios in Harlem garner the cheapest rents at $1,513. The data TREGNY compiles is from a cross-section of 10,000 available listings in Manhattan, each with rents below $10,000, from mid-March to mid-April. TRD


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Credit: iStock)

Strong quarter for Manhattan home sales belies current struggle

Tenants and landlords are preparing for what to do when tenants do not pay rent this month. (Credit: iStock)

“They don’t deserve rent”: Tenants weigh rent strikes as landlords plan for the worst

Manhattan resi listings continue nosedive: report

Manhattan resi listings continue nosedive: report

252 East 57th Street and 196 Orchard Street with Samantha Sheeber and Tal Alexander

Closing in the time of Covid-19: “We’re pulling out all the stops”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Cuomo by John Lamparski/NurPhoto via Getty Images; Illustration by The Real Deal)

“It’s scary:” Landlords praying tenants pay April rent

(Credit: iStock)

“Kicking the can down the road”: Real estate industry says $2T relief plan doesn’t do enough

Kuwait’s consul general in New York, Hamad Al-Hazeem and 50 United Nations Plaza (Credit: Google Maps)

Kuwait’s consul general buys 50 UN Plaza pad for $16M

Bernie Sanders (Credit: Getty Images)

Bernie Sanders throws support behind New York rent-suspension bill

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...