In May, BARNES New York was pleased to host conferences in Europe on real estate investment in New York. These conferences “Invest in New York” in Bordeaux, Brussels and London were a great success.
Yann Rousseau, Managing Partner of BARNES New York, and Myriam Benhamou, Associate Real Estate Broker, presented the New York real estate market, the acquisition and financing process, and the current opportunities for new developments in one of the most attractive cities in the United States. The conferences were followed by a cocktail reception.
Conference in Bordeaux on May 25th, 2023 (Hôtel de Sèze, 23 Allées de Tourny, 33000 Bordeaux)
Conference in Brussels on May 30th, 2023 (“The Merode”, Place Poelaert 6, 1000 Brussels)
Conference in London on May 31st, 2023 (BARNES International London, 113-115 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3LE)
Events that made a splash
The conferences were followed by question/answer sessions and cocktails that allowed all participants to interact on the New York real estate market in a laid-back and chic atmosphere.
On January 24 & 26, BARNES New York was pleased to host conferences in France on real estate investment in New York, followed by a cocktail. These conferences “Invest in New York” in Paris and Lyon were a great success.
Yann Rousseau, Managing Partner of BARNES New York, Westchester & Connecticut, and Adrien Gouirand, BARNES New York consultant, lead the discussion in Paris and Lyon in order to present the New York real estate market and its opportunities. The following agenda was discussed :
How is the New York real estate market?
Why is it the right time to buy?
What are the opportunities in new developments (and property tax exemptions)?
What is the buying and financing process in the United States?
The New York real estate market
The New York real estate market is witnessing a decline in supply and demand. Despite the U.S. recession, we do not expect a decline in prices for existing properties. On the other hand, the euro is recovering and new constructions represents very good buying opportunities for both resale and rental.
The most sought-after properties
Although more expensive, new developments have many advantages in terms of finishes, amenities, tax exemptions and rental/resale potential. Pre-war buildings are also in high demand for their charm and lower costs. Finally, multifamily buildings are also highly sought after by families or investors looking to rent several apartments.
The most popular neighborhoods in Manhattan are Tribeca, the Upper East Side, Midtown and Soho. As for Brooklyn, the neighborhoods of Dumbo, Caroll Garens, Gowanus or Cobble Hill are very popular.
Events that made a splash
The conferences were followed by question/answer sessions and cocktails that allowed all participants to interact on the New York real estate market in a laid-back and chic atmosphere.
To buy a brand new apartment in Manhattan can be an exciting but scary experience. As the cost of housing prices rise, finding a new apartment for the best possible price can be time-consuming. Luckily, knowing about an ideal budget, location, and process can make the experience easy and stress-free.
What is your budget?
How much are you willing to spend on your apartment? Generally, a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan costs about $900,000 to buy. A 4-bedroom apartment can easily cost over $3,000,000. Generally, co-op apartments are less expensive than condos. However, new developments Manhattan homes will cost more than those already well-established. As an additional tip, to buy a brand-new apartment in Manhattan, it is best to save up roughly 20% to 25% of the cost of the apartment before the purchase, if this is possible.
Having a reasonable budget at or above the $1,000,000 range will ensure that you will find apartments and condos for sale in Manhattan that will meet your needs. Of course, with more accommodations, the price rises as well. Depending on what you are looking for, set a limit for yourself to find hidden jewels of homes and avoid overspending. It is best to speak with a mortgage banker or broker to request a preapproval letter to set your budget accurately.
What is the location?
Another huge factor to buy a brand new apartment in Manhattan is the location. The neighborhood that the apartment is located in can either make or break your experience in Manhattan and determine the price of the condo or co-op. There are several different areas that are all great for people of different personalities and backgrounds.
For example, the Financial District and Tribeca are great for wealthy and high-class people with larger budgets. These areas are best suited for people that enjoy living in luxury, eating in 5-star restaurants, and buying expensive clothes from classy boutiques. These areas are home to both old money and new money folks alike. They are busy in the daytime and quieter at night and are home to many large places of work. These districts are also filled with office spaces and other large work buildings.
Areas such as Chelsea, West Village, and NoHo are great for creative spirits with an eye for beautiful art. These areas are highly inclusive of all cultures, and it is much cheaper to buy an apartment here over the Financial District and Tribeca. There is always plenty to explore, including art exhibits, venues, and unique restaurants. Still, you can find lovely homes here as the residents are immersed in exquisite, unique, and vibrant art. These areas are perfect for always being entertained, as well as for those who have a deep appreciation for art and creativity.
The Lower East Side and East Village are best suited for those looking for an exciting nightlife with plenty of activities almost 24 hours a day. These areas are filled with bars, lounges, venues, and much more to enjoy every day. Because these areas can be noisy, they are best for night owls that feel the most alive when the sun is down. There is always someone to socialize with in the Lower East Side and East Village, and always an event to go to.
How does the buying process go?
As a buyer in Manhattan, it is always a great idea to work with an experienced buyer’s agent, which are free to work with because they earn commissions from the home’s sale. By working with a buyer agent, you can save money by helping you find great deals on apartments and condos. At this point, attend open houses for information on each property and specific details about their offers. That way, you have the most chances to buy your brand new apartment in Manhattan.
Additionally, it is important to prepare your offer documentation and find a real estate attorney. Since Manhattan apartments are in high demand, you will have the highest chance of winning the apartment if you submit an offer as early as possible to be ahead of the competition. Because offers are not final until both parties agree and accept all terms, you can submit offers for many different apartments simultaneously with no repercussions.
Once the offer is accepted, your attorney will negotiate and look over the housing contract on your behalf, as well as thoroughly review the building documents, including the first two years of financials. Once this has been completed, you can sign the contract, and a 10% deposit can be made to the condo or co-op.
Once you have a fully executed contract, you can send in the mortgage application and request for an appraisal. The bank will give you a mortgage commitment letter, and you can complete your condo, apartment, or co-op board application. Begin the building application as soon as possible to stay on top of additional letters and information and remain organized with any important information.
If you are purchasing a co-op, you will be called for a board interview, but if you are buying a condo, the building will process its waiver of the right of first refusal to allow you to close on the apartment.
How do I close on the apartment?
If you are approved by the co-op board or condo in Manhattan, you can then close on your apartment. The attorney will schedule this, usually in the attorney’s office or the building’s managing agent’s office. So now, your brand new Manhattan, New York apartment is all yours!
Usually, this process takes 1 to 2 months for a condo and 2 to 3 months for a co-op. If possible, be as prepared as you can to provide documentation such as identification, income statements, and other important files. Having this readily available will help shorten the process of buying the apartment.
Get in touch with our team of experts at BARNES New York to benefit from considerable discounts on the purchase price, transaction fees, and carrying costs when buying a brand new apartment in Manhattan.
New York City is always bustling with people who have places to go and goals to achieve. It’s a beautiful city for real estate investment, as it perpetually attracts tenants looking to rent a home for vacation, for a semester of school, or for the long term.
In addition, NYC is an amazing place to purchase a secondary home, as there are countless sources of entertainment and shopping, most of which are very easily accessible on foot or by public transportation. So whether you are looking for a new home for your family or an investment rental property, BARNES New York has the resources you need to navigate your way through your purchase.
While NYC offers plenty of historical real estate, there are excellent advantages to exploring new real estate developments within the city, which often include elements of historic architecture in conjunction with the conveniences of modern, upgraded materials and amenities. BARNES New Developments has preferred access to developers. Our team consists of agents with top-notch negotiation skills as well as a thorough knowledge of different parts of the city to help you find your new home.
How can I save money buying new real estate in New York?
Some buyers shy away from newer developments because of the price tag; however, luxury purchases are excellent investments. Updated properties offer increased value and are often built better due to the advancement of construction and materials. They know that these details are extremely important when purchasing in the luxury market.
For example, 35 Hudson Yards was built with hand-picked limestone all the way from Germany, giving it warm, welcoming features. 108 Leonard incorporates majestic, historical architecture and combines it with more modern features to create beautiful units and common areas. Finally, buyers will want to check out 130 William Street, as it features luxurious Italian Pietra stone kitchen countertops. The upgraded materials and intentional features add value to all of these luxury properties and will likely reduce the need for renovations in the near future. These characteristics are one of the advantages of buying in a new real estate development in New York.
Furthermore, other unique details of these new developments certainly add to their value as well. For example, 277 Fifth Avenue offers floor-to-ceiling windows and columns that were intentionally placed along the perimeter of the building to avoid blocking the view. In addition, One Wall Street features tiled mosaics and a landscaped rooftop terrace for residents to enjoy views of the NYC skyline. New York City is known for its beautiful views, and these properties deliver what buyers want to see.
These features increase the value of luxury residences and therefore tend to increase the return on investment for those looking to rent or sell their property. BARNES New Developments provides our clients with services for buying, selling, and managing these types of properties, and our agents have the knowledge and experience to be able to identify unique features that help elevate luxury buildings in NYC.
Will I save money on utilities by investing in a new real estate development?
Newer developments tend to implement more affordable and eco-friendly utilities, saving the buyer money on energy costs. For example, 565 Broome SoHo incorporates a sophisticated curtain-wall system that helps to retain heat in the winter and generate solar energy in the summer. This reduces the cost of energy as well as the negative impact of consumption on the environment.
15 Hudson Yards boasts an on-site emergency generator, in case of loss of power, that contains efficient boilers to help reduce electric costs. Electricity tends to be one of the most expensive utilities for renters and homeowners, so these eco-friendly implementations can truly make a difference in overall costs and count as one of the major advantages of buying in a new real estate development in New York.
At BARNES New York, we are always on the lookout for properties that offer efficient, low-maintenance utilities to save our clients money and reduce negative impacts on the environment. Additionally, newer developments are able to incorporate updated technologies, such as more efficient energy systems and water-efficient plumbing, to reduce these costs.
What kinds of unique amenities are included in new developments in NYC?
BARNES International Realty recognizes that another advantage to investing in new real estate is the availability of updated, state-of-the-art amenities, which add value to the property. Some of the more popular amenities include services and spaces dedicated to the health and wellness of residents.
For example, 53 West 53 features a gorgeous dining area that overlooks Central Park as well as a 65-foot lap pool and a golf simulator. It is conveniently located above the Museum of Modern Art and boasts amazing panoramic views. 130 William includes an infinity-edge spa pool, a yoga studio, and a fitness center with a terrace to elevate your health and fitness experience. 200 Amsterdam, located in the Upper West Side, has ‘his and hers’ steam rooms, a yoga and pilates room, and an infrared sauna. All of these amenities add up in value, especially if they are saving you money on luxuries many people typically spend money on, such as gym memberships or billiards clubs. All these savings are true advantages of buying in a new real estate development in New York.
Additionally, many new luxury real estate developments offer other lifestyle services, such as doormen, concierge, and memberships to museums or other venues of interest. The Kent, located in the trendy Upper East Side, offers doorman these services 24 hours per day. Additionally, this development boasts a complimentary one-year membership to the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts.
7 West 57 offers a virtual concierge so that residents can conveniently schedule services, such as restaurant reservations, by phone or computer. 300 West, located in West Harlem, includes two reception areas and a lobby that is attended 24-hours a day. These types of amenities increase the value of the real estate, as they provide modern luxuries that tenants highly desire.
Luxury New York City real estate can be overwhelming to navigate, but the opportunity to invest in these new real estate developments makes them worth the thorough consideration. Thankfully, BARNES offers agents who have extensive experience working with luxury properties.
Our agents are informed of the materials and architectural subtleties that help add value to new properties, ensuring buyers get the best value possible. In addition, we are always on the lookout for unique amenities that will save our clients money and add convenience to their daily lives. If you are considering investing in a new property in NYC, please contact our fantastic team at BARNES New Developments.
Real estate new developments in New York City are amazing and are privileged place to live. Whether you are looking for your dream home or investing in a rental property, BARNES New York can provide you with the specialized assistance needed to walk you through the entire process. We offer a variety of services, such as negotiation of pricing, direct access to developers, and specialized knowledge of NYC neighborhoods.
While there are plenty of wonderful older residences in the city, some buyers are looking to invest in a newer development. BARNES has its own department for new developments with access to construction programs worldwide, which has done the research to find you the most beautiful residences in locations that are in high demand and with features that are irresistible to buyers and renters.
Why invest in new developments in NYC?
Most would agree that NYC is a unique and fascinating city. It offers something for everyone, with art museums, Broadway productions, world-renowned restaurants, and endless shopping. In addition to location, there are several benefits to investing in newer developments in the city.
Newer developments, in general, tend to have fewer needs in terms of maintenance and renovations. This saves the buyer money, especially if the property is used for rental investment. Additionally, newer buildings tend to have more desirable features that align with current expectations, such as washer and dryer connections (which can be very challenging to find in-unit) and more luxurious amenities, such as high-end gyms and spas.
A less obvious benefit of investing in real estate new developments in New York, is the opportunity to lock in a price at the early stages of development. Making a commitment to a property early on can save significant amounts of money, as the buyer may be able to get an excellent price without having to worry about inflation. BARNES can provide assistance with the negotiation and acquisition of these types of properties.
What are some of the popular neighborhoods for new developments in NYC?
NYC is diverse in what it has to offer, and this is especially true for the Manhattan borough. Some of the key neighborhoods we suggest exploring are SoHo and the Upper West Side, Hudson Yards, and the Financial District.
SoHo is an excellent neighborhood for walkable luxury shopping. Near Midtown and the East Village, this neighborhood is accessible to desired restaurants, galleries, and upscale bars. Rooted deeply in the arts, this area is a unique place to live and visit. Buyers interested in SoHo should look at 77 Charlton Street, which offers a private courtyard and condos ranging from studios to 3-bedrooms.
In nearby Morningside Heights, Vanderwater stands as a 33-story luxury condominium, and it offers views of Central Park, Riverside Church, and Columbia University. The Upper West Side also features 200 Amsterdam, which is located near the Museum of Natural History and the Lincoln Center. This complex also boasts unique amenities, such as a “Zoom room” for meetings and a “little composer’s room” for children to explore their musical talents.
Foodies will want to explore Hudson Yards, located in Manhattan’s West Side. Developments in this area are also near the art galleries of Chelsea as well as the Hudson River Park. 35 Hudson Yards, the 4th tallest building in the US, features floor-to-ceiling windows and easy access to The Shops at Hudson Yards.
This development also offers a 2-year membership to Equinox club and spa for no extra charge. Another strong contender in this area is 15 Hudson Yards in West Chelsea, which offers panoramic views of Manhattan and easy access to Hudson River Park.
These are just a few of the popular neighborhoods in Manhattan. BARNES is prepared to help you find the neighborhood that best fits your style and needs, and will walk you through the process of acquiring your dream home.
What types of amenities are available?
Amenities are particularly important when shopping for high-end real estate developments, and New York City luxury developments have quite a few to offer. It can be helpful to be aware of the amenities that are most crucial to you while shopping for your new home.
Many luxury condominiums offer lobby service for added protection and convenience. 300 West, located in Upper Manhattan in the West Harlem Area, offers 24-hour lobby service with doorman and concierge services.
Another popular amenity is easy access to an in-house pool or spa. 111 West 57th Street, located in Midtown, offers residents a lap pool, a sauna, and a steam room. Buyers looking for a place in the Upper East Side should consider for its beautiful indoor pool and sauna. This facility also offers a unique camping-themed children’s play area and even a sound lounge for musicians.
In addition to pool access, many buyers are also interested in other fitness-related amenities. For example, 130 William, located Downtown, offers a wide variety of options for those interested in fitness and sports, including a swimming pool, a yoga studio, a basketball court, and an exit close to the park.
Where are some of the most beautiful views?
It can be challenging to choose the complexes with the most beautiful views in NYC, as there are so many iconic images of the city. Whether you are looking for something overlooking a waterfront, a high rise that offers views of the skyline, or windows with viewpoints of Central Park, there are luxury developments that accommodate these requests.
One Manhattan Square is located on the edge of New York Harbor, at 800 feet above the water. This development offers glass paneling for optimal views of the waterfront. 77 Greenwich also offers beautiful waterfront views and is close to Battery Park. These types of developments can make you feel like you’re in an oasis within the big city with their serene viewpoints.
For those looking to see the beautiful skyline, 196 Orchard, located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, boasts an amazing view of the NYC skyline, with its 4,300 square foot rooftop terrace overlooking the city. Buyers may also want to consider places that offer iconic views of Central Park, such as 111 West 57th Street.
We recommend all buyers looking to invest in luxury properties check out the real estate new developments emerging in New York City. BARNES New Development is prepared to assist clients with finding, buying, and selling these properties. We are equipped with specialized knowledge and resources to help you get the best deal for your money and to make the most out of your investment over time.
Buying a brand new apartment in Brooklyn is an amazing and rewarding experience to be had by buyers of all backgrounds and lifestyles. Brooklyn is a city filled with life, color, and culture that shows in nearly every neighborhood and part of the city.
While searching for an apartment to buy and going through the process can be time-consuming, it can be made easy by understanding your budget, each neighborhood, and the overall steps to buying a brand new apartment in Brooklyn. When looking for a space in Brooklyn to call your own, BARNES New York is here to help guide you.
What is your budget?
How much are you willing to spend on your apartment? In Brooklyn, the median sale price of an apartment market-wide, including resale and new developments, is around $980,000 as of July 2022*. When considering brand new apartments in new developments in Brooklyn, the median sale price increases to $1,200,000 in July 2022*. Like other New York neighborhoods, co-op apartments are often cheaper than condominiums, but it’s fairly rare to find a brand new co-op building. In general, homes in a new development in Brooklyn will cost more than existing resale. Important tip: it is best to save about 20% of the cost of the apartment before buying, if possible. This gives you plenty of wiggle room when looking for a brand new apartment to buy and greatly strengthens your offer.
Having a reasonable budget of $1,000,000 or more will ensure you find new apartments and condos for sale in Brooklyn that will meet your needs. But, of course, prices also go up with more accommodations, features, and luxuries available. Depending on what you’re looking for, set yourself a limit to finding hidden gems in your home and avoid overspending. It’s best to talk to your banker or mortgage broker to request a pre-approval letter to help you pinpoint your budget.
The price of the apartment you buy in Brooklyn can vary greatly depending on the neighborhood it is located in. While areas such as Williamsburg and Dumbo tend to be more expensive, Greenpoint and Carroll Gardens can be much cheaper options.
Williamsburg is one of the trendiest area in Brooklyn, filled with bars, restaurants, and retail stores, feeling much like a giant city within an even bigger city. An apartment in Williamsburg is ideal for Manhattan Bridge views, easy access to luxury shops, and a comfortable residential feel. Although there are also plenty of work opportunities in Williamsburg, it is great for many residents to settle in as well. There’s always an new apartment to buy in Williamsburg thanks to several solid new development programs.
Dumbo is priced similarly to Williamsburg, emerging as a hotspot in recent years as former industrial spaces are converted to cozy residential homes. However, the price is worth it, as it is filled with lovely streets lined with vintage shops and unique pieces, and it’s a popular spot for older groups. Several new development programs offer beautiful housing options in the neighborhood. Whether you are buying a new condo or co-op in Brooklyn, Dumbo’s vision is sure to make it a stunning home.
Greenpoint is a great area to settle in as there’s less hustle and bustle than Williamsburg, which is just south of it. The area has many beautiful brownstone apartments and is home to a large Polish community. The food at Greenpoint is excellent and varied, so it’s great for people of almost every culture, especially Europeans. New buildings in the area offer brand new condos with good amenities and easy access to the subway.
Carroll Gardens offers a small selection of brand new apartments, but provides a small-town feel from within Brooklyn’s big city, and even though it is smaller than many other neighborhoods in Brooklyn, the close-knit community can make any newcomers feel welcomed. An apartment in Carroll Gardens is not only beautiful, but it is also great for those who are looking for a quiet house in a smaller neighborhood.
What is the buying process like?
As a potential buyer who wants to buy a brand new apartment in Brooklyn, you should work with an experienced buyer’s agent. By working with a buyer’s agent, you can save money by helping you find great deals on apartments, working with your best interests in mind, and help you navigate the different neighborhoods in the city, especially with agents specialized in new constructions in Brooklyn and its different areas.
In addition, it is important to prepare documents for your offer and to find a real estate attorney. Once the offer is accepted, your attorney will review the offering plan before you enter a purchase contract.
Because it can be difficult to get a mortgage on a new development, you might want to consider working with the “preferred lender” for the building, who is usually familiar with the construction and able to give loans more easily. Start building requests as soon as possible to stay on top of additional messages and information while staying organized with important information.
How do I secure the apartment I want?
Once the offer is accepted for your Brooklyn apartment, you can begin the process of closing on your new home. After signing off, your brand new apartment in Brooklyn, New York, is now completely yours!
The process usually takes about up to 2 months for condos and up to 3 months for co-ops for resale, but for brand new homes and buying off the floor plan, the timeline can greatly vary, especially when some apartments are being sold before the construction even begins! If possible, provide documents such as IDs, tax returns, and other important records to be as thorough as possible. Buying an new apartment in Brooklyn can be a long but highly rewarding process, and having these resources available will help streamline it. Owning a home in a beautiful city filled with color, friendliness, and diversity is a huge step forward in life. Contact BARNES New York to start looking for your brand new apartment in Brooklyn!
Elected for the second year as the best hotel group in the world, discover the future and first establishment of Six Senses in the United States, within the New York condominium under construction, the XI. And take advantage of BARNES ‘partnership with their Crans-Montana site, in the heart of the Swiss Alps.
Now renowned for being the best luxury hotel group in the world, Six Senses has earned this worldwide fame thanks to its values, its architecture always in harmony with the local environment, and its outstanding service. Six Senses’s mission is to promote luxury and personal health, while being sustainable; their vision being to improve all aspects of the experience specific to the needs of each client, from sleep to food and of course well-being with exceptional spas and a physical support service and personalized spiritual.
Six Senses is present in the most coveted regions of the world: Maldives, Seychelles, Thailand, Oman, Portugal… The chain now has 19 hotels around the world and numerous opening projects in new and equally exceptional locations.
New York – The XI, future first American installation of 6S
Located in desirable Chelsea, the XI is an entire block of residential condominium development, overlooking the Hudson River on one side and the High Line on the other, right in the heart of New York City. Led by the developer HFZ Capital Group, and designed by the architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group, this project with two towers (the X and the I) will include 247 apartments, the famous Six Senses hotel with 137 rooms, 8,000 m² of premises commercial, an artistic space, …
The XI will therefore host the very first Six Senses hotel in North America. The residents of the XI will be able to benefit from the advantages and exclusive services of the hotel (laundry, housekeeping, valet, restaurants, room service, conference rooms, lifestyle expertise and concierge, etc.) and will also be able to take advantage of commercial discounts in all areas. chain hotels. They will also receive a free two-year membership to 6S Place, their private health club, including: multi-service spa, heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, fitness center, sauna, hammam, meditation room, yoga studio, bars juice, coworking spaces, lounges, …
Located at 76 11th Ave, this new program will be delivered in early 2020; with prices ranging from $ 2,350,000 for a 1-bedroom to $ 9,000,000 for a 4-bedroom.
Crans-Montana – Barnes Suisse 6S offer
Barnes Suisse sells the Six Senses Residences in Crans-Montana, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, an enchanting village surrounded by striking nature. It shines through the excellence of its hotel industry, its major sporting events, its social and cultural life. Just an hour’s flight from the main European capitals, the resort enjoys ideal accessibility. Six Senses Résidences presents an exceptional opportunity to become the owner of a prestigious apartment in the jewel of the Alps. New program delivered in 2021, only 17 apartments are available. Owners will have access to the exclusive amenities and privileges of the 6S resort while enjoying the privacy of a private second home.
Built with renewable and local materials, in compliance with energy and water consumption standards, the residences have a low environmental footprint while offering sumptuous and comfortable spaces for an ideal vacation in the mountains. It is important to note that the Six Senses in Crans-Montana is the only luxury real estate product that foreigners can buy in Switzerland, as a secondary home and without applying for a Swiss residence.
Contact your BARNES New York branch for any information regarding the Six Senses offer in New York or Crans-Montana.
As Dumbo, a hip and rather expensive Brooklyn neighborhood, prepares to welcome a new wave of condos, rental buildings and offices, BARNES New York gives you a quick overview.
New York is used to reinventing its neighborhoods; but the changes already made over the past 5 years, and underway in Dumbo, have propelled the neighborhood into another dimension.
Indeed, when New York artists began to flock to post-industrial Brooklyn of the 1970s, they discovered many abandoned warehouses with sweeping views of Manhattan. Today, those same abandoned streets are full of start-ups, hotels, trendy restaurants and luxury boutiques, while the roofs of old factories have been converted into rooftops with swimming pools, bars and restaurants.
Since the opening of the Empires Stores in 2016 (a transformed warehouse that includes a large selection of restaurants as well as a shopping center), Dumbo’s popularity has exploded. Soho House, a chain of hotels with a worldwide presence and access to a private club reserved for its members only, has opened its latest project “Dumbo House” in the same Empire Stores building. Other world-famous establishments, such as the Cecconi’s or Sugarcane restaurants, have also opened their doors nearby. Just a few blocks away is 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, a luxury eco-hotel that houses the upscale Osprey Restaurant. All of these recent commercial projects have made Dumbo an attractive area for residents and visitors. Mechanically, the developers have invested and continue to invest heavily in the neighborhood, building on the success of recent years.
BARNES New York presents recent and upcoming projects in the Dumbo district:
98 Front Street
Condominium currently under construction, and slated for delivery in Spring 2020, 98 Front offers a variety of 165 apartments, spread over 10 floors, from studios starting at $ 700,000, to 3-bedrooms starting at $ 1,855,000. All with a very nice “amenity” offer, including swimming pool, spa, rooftop, …
Front & York
Mixed complex made up of a rental property on the one hand, and condominiums on the other; the whole to total around 800 units, with splendid common areas spread over the entire program. Life Fitness has just signed a lease for the fitness offering. 1-BRs start just under $ 1 million; and the 3-BRs from $ 2.5M. Public sales have just started.
10 Jay Street
Red brick and glass facade, 10 Jay Street was delivered last year. Originally designed for condos, 10 Jay Street was converted into an office building during construction. Indeed, a strong demand for workspaces has emerged in recent years in Dumbo, especially by start-ups that are leaving the chaos of Manhattan for the tranquility of Dumbo.
181 Front Street
Rental building open since 2018.; it has 12 floors and 105 units. Although it is near capacity, there are still units available: 1-BR starting at $ 3,850, 2-BR and 3-BR over $ 6,000 / month.
1 John Street
Since opening 1 John Street in 2016, purchase and rental prices in Dumbo have skyrocketed. This 42-unit micro-project had sold all of its apartments as soon as it opened. Today, you can find a few rentals and units for sale (notably a 1,500 sqft. 2-BR for $ 3M).
Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park
The first structure to overlook Brooklyn Bridge Park, built in 2015, was very successful due to the combination of a hotel program (1 Hotel) and a range of condominiums. All of this obviously in direct contact with the East River.
168 Plymouth Street
And for a charming option, why not turn to these old paint factories turned into condominiums. Delivered in 2020, 168 Plymouth Street is a conversion of a now landmarked building; it offers forty options over five floors with very reasonable prices ($ 1,300 + / sqft.).
Dumbo is undoubtedly one of the most buoyant neighborhoods in Brooklyn today, and is even becoming one of the most desirable in New York City. Benefit from the excellent knowledge of BARNES New York, and all the more so to guide you in the constantly changing offer of New Developments.
In 2005, Related and Oxford Property Group began construction work on the West Side of Manhattan. This led to the creation of Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate project in the United States (in terms of surface area). Located between 10th and 11th avenues, the first phase of this multi-billion dollar project finally opens its doors on March 15, 2019.
For several months, New York real estate has been the subject of debate. As we mentioned in our previous newsletter, Amazon was planning to open its second headquarters in New York; this would have created, among other benefits for the city, more than 25,000 jobs, in return for which 3 billion tax breaks would have been granted. In light of these recent events, some seem to forget that the city has also provided significant support to the Hudson Yards project, and has done so for over a decade …
Here is the detail of the project:
The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards : 7 stories of shops, major brands an retailers and over 25 restaurants.
Vessel : Interactive artwork designed by Thomas Heatherwick as a public meeting place allowing visitors to see New York from a new perspective through different angles.
Edge : At over 300 meters, Edge will be the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, as well as the fifth tallest in the world. The opening date has still not been announced but reservations are already open for the first quarter of 2020.
15 Hudson Yards : The project’s first residential building, over 85 meters high, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell group. More than half of the apartments have already been sold.
30 Hudson Yards : The tallest tower in the project, designed by architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. This tower will include the Edge Observation Deck.
35 Hudson Yards : Multipurpose Tower, designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings + Merrill. It contains 143 apartments, as well as an Equinox sports club. A luxury hotel will also open its doors there in the coming years.
55 Hudson Yards : Kohn Pedersen Fox joined forces with Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates to design this office building. Open since 2018, it already welcomes tenants, including several law firms and financial groups.
Important numbers to remember
$ 16 billion in construction
New York City’s $ 19 billion a year contribution to GDP
55,752 jobs created in West Manhattan
4.5 million m² (including parks, shops, offices, hotels, etc.)
15 Hudson Yards – From $ 3,900,000 for a 2-bedroom, up to $ 32,000,000 for a penthouse
Sources : Hudson Yards, NY Curbed, Archpaper, CNN, NY Times, Business Insider