Manhattan Residential Rental Market Report Second Quarter 2011


Today we released Second Quarter sales  report for the Manhattan residential rental market.  Manhattan Residential Rentals Market Overview Q2 2011 reported here and summarized below was prepared by Miller Samuel for Prudential Douglas Elliman.

Q2 2011 Rental Highlights

  • There was an 11% decline in the number of rental listings available, as new rental activity expanded 51.5% from the second quarter last year to the same period this year.
  • A nominal 3.4% of new rental transactions received landlord concessions, averaging an equivalent of 1.2 months of free rent, compared to 60% of new rentals receiving an equivalent of 2 months free in the same period last year.
  • Tenants paid a median net rental price of $2,888 per month this quarter, as compared to $2,700 in the same quarter last year, also marking a 2.8% increase from $2,808 last quarter.
  • The average number of days from original list date to lease signing, or days on market,was 33 days, nearly 3 weeks faster than the 53 day average in this quarter last year.

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