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Manhattan Multifamily Market Report – May 2023

Manhattan Multifamily Market Report May 2023
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Read the latest Yardi Matrix Manhattan Multifamily Market Report.

Job Growth Slows, Rents Going Strong

Manhattan started 2023 with solid fundamentals, despite the nationwide economic slowdown. Year-over-year, rents in Manhattan were up 7.8% as of March, to an average of $4,631, with growth still outpacing most major metros. Demand remained positive, and occupancy rates for stabilized assets were unchanged from a year ago, at 97.5% as of February—240 basis points above the overall U.S. figure, according to the national multifamily market report.

New York City job growth remained above the national average throughout 2022, but a slowdown started in the first quarter of 2023. The city regained 289,500 jobs across all sectors last year, representing a 5.0% expansion. Although this was 130 basis points above the national rate, job growth slowed down from the 6.0% rate recorded in July 2022. According to the NYC Economic Development Corp., the city’s private sector has returned to 99.5% of pre-pandemic job levels. Education and health services led job growth, with 86,700 positions gained and a 5.6% yearly expansion.

Developers brought 2,231 units online in 2022, representing a 0.7% expansion of stock—160 basis points below the U.S. rate. Although completions improved from the previous year, they remained below the borough’s five-year average. Multifamily investment has ramped up considerably, with $4.9 billion in sales last year—the highest amount since 2015.

Read the full Matrix Multifamily Manhattan Report-May 2023

About the author

Tudor Scolca-Seusan

Tudor Scolca-Seusan has worked as an Associate Editor with Yardi for a combined four years. He is focused on writing Yardi Matrix multifamily market reports, in-depth articles and interviews/Q&As for Commercial Property Executive, specializing in industrial real estate and data centers.

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