NYC Luxury Market

NYC Luxury Market

New York’s luxury sector is the top 10 percent of residential sales. The market is influenced by the buying and selling of these homes, as well and the development of new luxury residential spaces in the city.

NYC Luxury Market Q&A

What is included in the luxury market?
The luxury market includes the construction of new luxury buildings as well as the buying and selling of existing luxury homes, apartments, and condos. In 2018 the fastest-growing luxury market was in Guangzhou, China, according to The Real Deal's research.
What is the average luxury apartment sale in New York?
According to The Real Deal's 2019 Data Book, in 2018 the average luxury apartment in New York sold for $8.9 million and cost over $2,800 per square foot after sitting on the market for 115 days.
Who buys and sells luxury apartments?
Luxury apartments can be bought by individuals or families for occupancy purposes, purchased as investments or as rental spaces. In 2018, the highest residential sale price was $74 million. Two apartments at this price sold that year. One, at 520 Park Avenue, was sold by Zeckendorf Development and the other, at 9-13 East 75th Street, was sold by Roman Abramovich. Many top residential brokerages have teams that focus on luxury sales.
Want to know more about NYC's luxury market?
Check out our Top Stories below for TRD's most up-to-date coverage of New York's luxury market.

NYC Luxury Market Top Stories

August 28, 2019An interactive look at where the biggest deals were struck, plus total overall sales and average prices for the week.
August 26, 2019David Koch lived at 740 Park, known as the world’s “richest building,” for 15 years.
August 21, 2019An interactive look at where the biggest deals were struck, plus total overall sales and average prices for the week.

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Vornado Realty Trust’s Steven Roth and 220 Central Park South (Credit: Roth by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic; Jim.henderson via Wikipedia Commons)

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Vornado inks another $52M closing at 220 Central Park South
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John Legend, Chrissy Teigen snap up another Nolita penthouse

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John Legend, Chrissy Teigen snap up another Nolita penthouse
Marc Jacobs with 68 Bethune Street (Credit: Jacobs by Randy Brooke/WireImage; Townhouse by Nest Seekers via StreetEasy)

Marc Jacobs gets what he paid for West Village pad: $10.5M

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Marc Jacobs gets what he paid for West Village pad: $10.5M
The Gretsch at 60 Broadway in Williamsburg. (Credit: Douglas Elliman via StreetEasy)

Williamsburg pad hits market for almost $9M

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Carhart Mansion duplex returns to market after four years

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Carhart Mansion duplex returns to market after four years
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The Fifth Avenue and East 66th Street apartment and J. Christopher Flowers (Credit: Getty Images)

J. Christopher Flowers nears deal for $50M UES co-op

Financier J. Christopher Flowers is in contract to buy an apartment for about $50 million on Manhattan’s Upper East...

J. Christopher Flowers nears deal for $50M UES co-op
125 Greenwich Street (Credit: 125 Greenwich, iStock)

Fortress buys debt on troubled 125 Greenwich

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Fortress buys debt on troubled 125 Greenwich
781 Fifth Avenue (Credit: StreetEasy, Beyond My Ken via Wikipedia)

Full-floor Sherry-Netherland pad relists — at nearly half its 2015 ask

A full-floor home at the iconic Upper East Side hotel and co-op, the Sherry-Netherland, is back on the market...

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Hovnanian Enterprises CEO Ara Hovnanian and 292-294 West 4th Street

Big names, big properties, big price: $26M for Village homes

A 19th-century townhouse on West 4th Street has come to market, but this is not your average listing. The...

Big names, big properties, big price: $26M for Village homes
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