Numbers to Know: REBNY takes Harlem, Warburg’s new digs … and more

By Hayley Kaplan | April 04, 2013 01:15PM

“Numbers to know” is a weekly web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. REBNY heads to Harlem, Warburg debuts new pad and “America’s Got Talent” will bolster NYC’s economy. See this week’s countdown after the jump.

$14.8 billion
Amount spent by the apartment industry on construction in 2011 [National Real Estate Industry]

$100 million
Annual amount expected to be generated in New York when “America’s Got Talent” moves from the Newark’s New Jersey Performing Arts Center to the Radio City Music Hall [Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office]

1 million
Members registered at property database PropertyShark, which marked its 10 year anniversary this week [PropertyShark]

Square feet in Warburg Realty’s new headquarters at 654 Madison Avenue [Warburg Realty]

Restaurant and bars opened since New York City passed the Smoke-Free Air Act in 2003 [Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office]

Schools opened in New York City since 2002, including 78 new ones that will welcome more than 32,000 pupils in in September [NYC Department of Education]

Percentage of real estate agents nationwide who believe their numbers will grow in the next five years [Redfin]

Exclusive open houses that REBNY plans to offer buyers during its first Open House Expo in Harlem this weekend [REBNY]

10.2 percent
Increase in New York City home prices in February year-over-year, the largest in nearly seven years [CoreLogic]

9.1 percent
Vacancy rate in Manhattan office buildings, the lowest since April 2009 [Cushman & Wakefield]