The Real Deal New York

No big bang expected to ring in start of 2012

But experts predict office leasing in the second half of the year will be better than the first
By Adam Pincus | January 04, 2012 04:30PM

From the January issue: The Manhattan office leasing market started 2011 with a bang of big leasing deals, driving down availability rates significantly. It’s not expected to perform quite as well in early 2012, but real estate professionals do view the year ahead in a positive light.

Bruce Mosler, chairman of global brokerage at Cushman & Wakefield, said he does not expect much in the way of blockbuster deals in the first part of this year. That continues a trend that started in the second half of 2011 in which relatively smaller deals — less than 100,000 square feet — took a greater share of the market. [more]