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.
June 19, 2019Four years ago, exotic party goods and beauty retailer Ricky's had 29 stores. By the end of the summer, it will have just two, at 830 Broadway and 590 Broadway.
March 18, 2019As New York's retail sector adjusts to shifting consumer behavior, disruptors and veterans alike see opportunity, albeit in different places.

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Real estate investor Alex Adjmi receives presidential pardon

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Real estate investor Alex Adjmi receives presidential pardon

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