Massey Knakal Realty Services Releases Third Quarter 2014 Property Sales Reports
Massey Knakal Realty Services is pleased to announce the release of their exclusive Third Quarter 2014 Property Sales Reports. These unique, industry-leading, reports provide a comprehensive study of the investment sales market by product type in the New York City area (Manhattan, Northern Manhattan/Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens).
“After a torrid start to the year, sales volumes stepped back a bit in the third quarter as market dynamics continued to exert upward pressure on record setting property values which continue to escalate. The pace of the dollar volume of sales continues slightly off the 2007 peak while the number of properties sold remains on an all-time record pace,” stated Bob Knakal, Massey Knakal Chairman.
Through the first three quarters of 2014, the New York City investment sales market continued its strong performance, with nearly $39 billion in total dollar volume. 2014 has already surpassed 2013’s annual dollar volume, and is on pace for $52 billion.
“We expect a strong fourth quarter and for dollar volume to accelerate in the final quarter, ending the year north of $60 billion,” said Adrian Mercado, Vice President, Research.
While Manhattan leads the way with $28 billion in activity this year, Brooklyn’s volume is on pace to exceed 2013 by 74%, with $5 billion sold thus far. As with dollar volume, transactional activity has remained strong, with five consecutive quarters of 1,100 or more properties sold, putting NYC on pace to exceed 5,100 properties sold in 2014. Northern Manhattan is nearing an all-time best in turnover (measured as the percentage of properties sold over total inventory) with 6.7% of the total stock on pace to sell this year.
Retail continues to drive pricing, as price per square foot has increased by 15% from 2013 for core property (Manhattan +26%, Northern Manhattan +19%, Brooklyn +14%, Queens +6%, Bronx no change).
Finally, scarcity of land continues to exert upward pressure on pricing citywide with price per buildable square foot up 25% from 2013, with Manhattan finishing out the third quarter at $655 per buildable square foot.
The highlights from each report include the following:
Manhattan (south of 96th Street on the east side and south of 110th Street on the west side)
In 3Q14, 219 buildings sold, down 7% from 3Q13 and 16% from last quarter’s 261 properties sold
Aggregate sales consideration through 3Q14 was $28.4B, up 62% from the $17.5B recorded in 1-3Q13
Annualized turnover for Manhattan through 3Q14 was 3.49% of the total stock of properties
In 3Q14, 400 buildings sold, a decrease of 18% from 3Q13
Walk-up properties led the way, making up 31% of the total properties sold in 3Q14
Aggregate sales consideration through 3Q14 was $5B, a 96% increase from 1-3Q13
Annualized turnover rate thus far in 2014 is 3.09% of the total stock of properties, which is the highest turnover rate since 2005
In 3Q14, 287 buildings sold, which is an increase of 28% from 3Q13 and 6% from last quarter
Aggregate sales consideration through 1-3Q14 was $2.59B, up 105% from 1-3Q13
Annualized turnover rate through 3Q14 is 2.60% of the total stock of properties, double the 1.81% seen in 2013 – the highest turnover rate since 2006, and the fourth straight year that the turnover rate in Queens has increased year-over-year
Northern Manhattan (north of 96th Street on the east side and north of 110th Street on the west side)
In 3Q14, 147 buildings sold, which is a decrease of 5% from 3Q13 but up 30% from 2Q14
Aggregate sales consideration through 1-3Q14 was $1.5B, an increase of 7% from 1-3Q13
Annualized turnover through 3Q14 was 6.66% of the total stock of properties
In 3Q14, 92 buildings sold in the Bronx, down 31% from 3Q13 and 40% from last quarter’s 155 properties sold
Aggregate sales consideration through 1-3Q14 was $1.6B, an increase of 81% from 3Q13
Annualized turnover through 3Q14 was 2.79% of the total stock of properties
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