March 24, 2017 Comments Off on NYC Retail: Rents High, Vacancies Low Views: 342 New York News, Top New York Stories

NYC Retail: Rents High, Vacancies Low

New York City retailers are filling up new space faster than developers can build it.

Positive net absorption drove the average vacancy rate down to 3.4% by the end of 2016. Vacancies will fall even further to 3.2% by the end of 2017, potentially pushing rents higher.

“Incredibly tight vacancy translates into ascending average asking rents, which will reach $59.73 per square foot this year,” according to the 2017 Retail Investment Forecast by Marcus & Millichap.

Incoming projects are more than 80% pre-leased, underscoring the demand for quality spaces in the metro area.

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