Manhattan’s top boutique firms, known for their strength in the high-end market, saw fewer overall listings in 2013. That may have been thanks to an acute dearth of properties on the market in general. The top nine firms posted a combined 91 listings with a price tag of $443 million. That was a big drop from 254 and $823 million in 2012. Townhouse specialist Leslie J. Garfield & Co. finished tops.
First published in the May 2013 issue of The Real Deal. Data was gathered from the OLR listing portal in mid-March, except for the number of Manhattan agents, which was gathered from brokerage websites. Rankings include Manhattan-based brokerages and agents and active Manhattan residential listings updated within 90 days. Data does not include multifamily properties, or listings in contract or that have pending offers. “Boutique” is defined as firms with 5 to 50 agents.