It could be a long time before Manhattan's luxury condo glut clears

by Steve Randall07 Jan 2020

Newly built luxury apartments are less of a commodity in Manhattan than they once were - because there are so many of them available.

A new report from Halstead Development Marketing shows 7,050 unsold luxury condo apartments in the borough, although 6,000 are not formally listed for sale.

The unsold inventory of these for-sale-but-not-listed homes include almost 1,000 in the financial district; and as they are priced for wealthy investors rather than native New Yorkers, their chances of selling are limited by a current apathy among the target market.

At the current pace of sales of luxury condos, it would take around 6 years to sell them all according to the report.

The report on the weakness in the new luxury condos market in Manhattan follows a recent report from Douglas Elliman Real Estate and appraiser Miller Samuel highlighting widespread weakness in high-end property sales in the New York borough.

Homes priced at $5 million and above are weak compared to those priced below $5 million and the median sales price has also fallen.

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