The Hamptons

The Hamptons

The Hamptons are a group of towns, hamlets and villages that run along the coast of Long Island’s South Fork. The area is notable as a popular summer and weekend retreat for affluent New Yorkers. The Real Deal reports real estate news in the Hamptons, which often includes pricey residential deals in and around the seaside resort towns.

The Hamptons Q&A

What is the real estate market like in the Hamptons?
Given its popularity as a summer retreat, many of the notable properties in the Hamptons are private homes. However, the various Hamptons towns all have commercial spaces with restaurants, retail, and offices. There are several seaside hotels. In our Tri-State issues The Real Deal reports on the state of the Hamptons resi market, some of the priciest listings in the Hamptons, summer hotspots, and more.
Who are the biggest real estate players in the Hamptons?
Many major New York City brokerages, including Corcoran, Brown Harris Stevens, Douglas Elliman, Sotheby's, Compass and more, take advantage of the high-end clientele in the Hamptons with outposts in the region. The Real Deal's reporting on firms with new Hamptons outposts, as well as local broker rankings, can be found in our Latest below.

The Hamptons Top Stories

July 23, 2019Robert Futterman was charged with a DUI after a Hamptons car crash.

The Latest

In Manhattan and Brooklyn, signed contract activity was down last month by a wide margin compared to a year earlier (iStock)

Residential contract signings plummet in NYC, hold steady in Hamptons

New York’s three-month shutdown largely ground new residential deals to a halt — and the number of contract signings...

Residential contract signings plummet in NYC, hold steady in Hamptons
Rihanna has joined in the mayhem that is the Hamptons rental market. She’s reportedly looking to buy, but first wants to rent. (Getty, iStock)

Rihanna is on the hunt for a Hamptons getaway. And she “doesn’t have a budget”

Rihanna is reportedly in the market for a Hamptons getaway, either short-term or long-term. The singer and fashion entrepreneur...

Rihanna is on the hunt for a Hamptons getaway. And she “doesn’t have a budget”
Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson (center) with StayMarquis co-founders Alex Goldstein and Bryan Fedner (Credit: StayMarquis)

Marriott jumps into Hamptons rental market

Marriott International is dipping its toe into the frenzied Hamptons rental market. The hotel management company’s short-term rental business, Homes & Villas by Marriott, has partnered with Hamptons rental company StayMarquis to offer hotel-quality...

Marriott jumps into Hamptons rental market
317 Murray Place (Credit: Bespoke Real Estate)

Southampton compound trades for $58M

UPDATED, Wednesday, April 29, 1:15 p.m.: A six-acre Southampton compound owned by late financial advisor John F. Sullivan has sold for $57.5 million. The compound includes two roughly 30-year-old chateau-style homes that hit the...

Southampton compound trades for $58M
Hamptons market so tight, even landlords seek rentals

Hamptons market so tight, even landlords seek rentals

In mid-March, as the coronavirus and work-from-home policies swept through New York City, an unprecedented wave of urbanites descended...

Hamptons market so tight, even landlords seek rentals
(Credit: iStock)

Hamptons hermits’ spending spree strains sanitation crews

Wealthy folks isolating in the Hamptons aren’t slowing down their spending — and it is straining sanitation workers, according...

Hamptons hermits’ spending spree strains sanitation crews
Tonight on TRD Talks Live: Heavyweight brokers on the Hamptons frenzy

Tonight on TRD Talks Live: Heavyweight brokers on the Hamptons frenzy

At 5 p.m. today, join The Real Deal senior reporter E.B. Solomont as she sits down with three big names...

Tonight on TRD Talks Live: Heavyweight brokers on the Hamptons frenzy
Barry Rosenstein and his Hamptons home (Credit: Aurora Rose/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images, Bespoke Real Estate) 

Hedge funder sells Hamptons home for $37M

Though Barry Rosenstein will almost double his money, the sale of his East Hampton property won’t yield as much as he’d once hoped. The chief executive of the activist hedge fund Jana Partners is...

Hedge funder sells Hamptons home for $37M
26 Windmill Lane (Credit: Douglas Elliman)

Hamptons compound sells for $45M in area’s biggest sale of the year

The Hamptons has seen its largest deal of the year close, courtesy of an unidentified buyer’s $45 million purchase...

Hamptons compound sells for $45M in area’s biggest sale of the year
Totally accurate predictions for the long-term impacts of coronavirus on real estate: office-to-mall conversions, wide elevators and more (Credit: iStock)

Small Talk: Wildly Accurate Predictions for the Long Term Impacts of Coronavirus on Real Estate

If there’s one thing I know about the long term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on real estate, it’s that no one really knows...

Small Talk: Wildly Accurate Predictions for the Long Term Impacts of Coronavirus on Real Estate
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