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 Top Stories below.

The Hamptons Top Stories

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

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The superrich are fleeing NYC in droves, pushing South Fork rental prices way up. (Credit: Sue via Flickr)

“I’ve got a blank check. Make it happen:” Hamptons brokers on the great coronavirus migration

The Moguls are on the move. As coronavirus cases surge in New York City, the super rich are decamping for the Hamptons, setting off...

“I’ve got a blank check. Make it happen:” Hamptons brokers on the great coronavirus migration
With the kids out of school, wealthy families look to weather the coronavirus storm in rentals out east (Credit: iStock)

The 1% are shelling out $400K on Hamptons rentals as NYC shuts down

As the reality of the coronavirus pandemic set in for markets and governments last week, much of the real...

The 1% are shelling out $400K on Hamptons rentals as NYC shuts down
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The South Fork is having its worst year since the financial crisis

The Hamptons’ South Fork is breathing heavy under its own weight. The longtime getaway of New York’s ultra-wealthy is...

The South Fork is having its worst year since the financial crisis
Adam Neumann and his Hamptons home (Credit: Jackal Pan/Visual China Group via Getty Images, Out East)

Adam Neumann parts with Hamptons home at a loss

Adam Neumann has sold his home in the Hamptons as he seeks to offload property following his departure from...

Adam Neumann parts with Hamptons home at a loss
Ken Griffin and Calvin Klein’s Hamptons compound (Credit: Getty Images, Google Maps)

Ken Griffin in contract for Calvin Klein’s Hamptons compound

Billionaire Ken Griffin has added another property to his ever-expanding luxury portfolio. The hedge funder, who famously dropped $238...

Ken Griffin in contract for Calvin Klein’s Hamptons compound
Zach and Cody Vichinsky of Bespoke Real Estate (Credit: Getty Images)

Hamptons’ Bespoke Real Estate and former employee tangle over trade secrets

Hamptons brokerage Bespoke Real Estate and Bespoke Luxury Marketing are suing Preston Kaye, a 29-year-old Sag Harbor resident who...

Hamptons’ Bespoke Real Estate and former employee tangle over trade secrets
Chris Coleman and Mickey Drexler's former property at 8 Old Montauk Highway

Saunders’ No. 1 agent Chris Coleman jumps to Compass

Hamptons broker Chris Coleman — who was the No. 1 agent at Saunders & Associates last year — has...

Saunders’ No. 1 agent Chris Coleman jumps to Compass
From left: 263 Surfside Drive and Ivan Kaufman with 901 and 939 Scuttle Hole Road (Credit: VHT Studios, Arbor)

The 10 priciest Hamptons home sales of 2019

UPDATED, Jan. 9, 2019, 2:35 p.m.: A $27 million spec home. A $26 million teardown. A palatial estate snagged for a $40 million discount. These were the top Hamptons home sales of 2019, a...

The 10 priciest Hamptons home sales of 2019
Clockwise from top left: Andrew Saunders of Saunders & Associates, Cia Comnas of Brown Harris Stevens, Nanette Hansen of Sothebys, Ernie Cervi of Corcoran, Marty Gleason of Corcoran, Ed Reale of Sothebys, Robert Nelson of Brown Harris Stevens and Theresa Quigley of Saunders & Associates

Take that, Zillow: Hamptons firms’ listings site goes live this week

As tension with Zillow builds over Hamptons real estate listings, some residential firms are launching their own consumer-facing portal....

Take that, Zillow: Hamptons firms’ listings site goes live this week
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