NYC Retail Market

New York’s retail market revolves around the buying and leasing of commercial spaces. With thousands of retail stores across all of New York’s boroughs, the retail market drives an important portion of NYC’s commercial real estate.

NYC Retail Market Q&A

What properties are bought, sold, and leased in the NYC retail market?
New York has a wide variety of retailers and a diverse array of retail spaces that can be leased or purchased for their use. Retailers might prefer to have their business in a Fifth Avenue storefront, or tucked on a residential street, or in a mall. Spaces must have the correct zoning in order to be bought or leased by retailers, and can occupy commercial or mixed-use buildings.
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NYC Retail Market Top Stories

August 5, 2019In July, the 10 biggest retail leasing deals in New York City totaled 177,600 square feet and were dominated by restaurants — and AMC.
March 18, 2019As New York's retail sector adjusts to shifting consumer behavior, disruptors and veterans alike see opportunity, albeit in different places.

The Latest

From left: Jack Terzi, 31 East 28th Street, and Michael Shah (Credit: Jack Terzi, Delshah Capital and Google Maps)

Take Two: After dismissal, Delshah strikes back with second foreclosure suit against Terzi’s NoMad retail condo

In May, Delshah Capital’s distressed-debt strategy was tripped up when a judge dismissed two foreclosure suits against Jack Terzi’s JTRE Holdings. That decision hinged...

Clockwise from top left: 312 West 34th Street, 61 North 9th Street, 639 Classon Avenue, and One Fulton Square (Credit: Google Maps)

These were the top 10 NYC retail leases in July

July was a good month for New York City’s restaurant scene with food halls, dumpling houses and ramen shops...

Ricky's at 830 Broadway (Credit: NYC Go)

Ricky’s, iconic NYC beauty shop, faces
more closures

Four years ago, exotic party goods and beauty retailer Ricky’s had 29 stores. By the end of the summer,...

Here are the quiet tricks NYC retail landlords use to boost rent rolls

UPDATED, Sep. 21 , 3:13 p.m.: In New York City’s retail world — which serves residents’ around-the-clock needs from...

After rent hike, Barneys extends credit line

A rent hike at Barneys New York’s flagship store already seems to be impacting the luxury retailer. In January,...

When it comes to retail, “real estate in New York is fundamentally broken”

As New York’s retail sector adjusts to shifting consumer behavior, disruptors and veterans alike see opportunity, albeit in different...

Lin-Manuel Miranda writes new ending for bookstore that could no longer afford its rent

Lin-Manuel Miranda is not throwing away his shop. Miranda and three of his collaborators from “Hamilton” have purchased the...

Top retail leases for 2018 by annual rent

Retail is no longer in a free fall, but New York City’s market remained subdued in 2018, compared with the boom years of 2015 and 2016. The top 10 most valuable leases for the...

PHOTOS: Brookfield celebrates retail division with annual ICSC bash

Brookfield Property Partners, just one $6.8 billion deal away from becoming the city’s largest commercial landlord, celebrated the retail...

Retail rents in Brooklyn are a mixed bag. These corridors saw the biggest changes

Are retail rents going up or down in Brooklyn? Well, it depends on where you are. A new report...

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