Manhattan Residential Rental Market Report Fourth Quarter 2011


This week, we released our Fourth Quarter report for the Manhattan Residenital Rental Market.  Manhattan Residential Rentals Market Overview Q4 2011 reported here and summarized below was prepared by Miller Samuel for Prudential Douglas Elliman.

“Tight mortgage credit conditions continued to drive rental prices and activity higher.”

  • The median net effective rent (face rent less landlord concessions) jumped 9.5% from $2,950 to $3,121 in the same period last year. The year-over-year-gains were consistent across all rental price indicators.
  • The 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom markets outpaced their smaller counterparts,increasing 14% and 18.1% respectively over the same period.
  • New rental activity (excluding lease renewals) was up 10% from 7,217 to 7,942 in the same quarter last year.
  • About 7.4% of new leases had some form of landlord concession compared to the 40.5% in the prior year quarter. For those leases with concessions, the average amount was the equivalent of 1.2 months of free rent.
  • Days on market—the number of days from original list date to lease signing—was at its second fastest pace of 37 days in 15 years, which is when we began tracking this metric.

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