Marketproof is tracking nearly 500 NYC new development projects with over 11K unsold sponsor units.
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Whereas in last week’s Market Report for September 13-20 there were only 2 contracts signed for units with asking prices between $2M and $5M, in the week of Sep 21-27 there were 14 in this price range.
In all, 60 contracts were reported signed, including 38 in Manhattan, 19 in Brooklyn, and 3 in Queens.
The bump in Manhattan contracts came largely from 19 units at 130 William Street, which represented contracts accumulated over recent months and were reported all at once. 130 William, a 243 unit building developed by Lightstone, is now 23% in contract. Sales started in July 2018.
565 Broome reported 3 contracts, including a 4,430 square foot duplex penthouse with 3,437 square feet of private exterior space and a $30M asking price. The building’s only unit with a higher asking price sold in August 2019 for $36.5M on a $40.M asking price, a 10% discount from ask. There is one remaining unit with an ask north of $20M.
In Brooklyn, Adam America’s 561 Pacific, put two units into contract, both 1-bedroom. The popularity of the sub-$1M Brooklyn apartment will surely continue for the foreseeable future.
- Reported Signed: 60
- With outdoor space: 9
- Total Value: $170,893,810
- Average Ask: $3,417,876
- Average Ask PPSF: $2,451
- Median Ask: $2,176,495
- Median Square Feet: 742
- Median Bedrooms: 2
- Median Ask PPSF: $1,890
Note: Not all new development projects report their contracts signed. Contracts are a barometer of market activity. They give us asking prices, but not closed prices. Marketproof tracks sales, contracts and listings, and other signals to project pricing for current and future sales.
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