Never before has America had a New York City property developer and real estate broker (yes, he has a NYC broker’s license) sitting in the White House. While many of us may not agree with Trump’s behavior and policy positions, one thing for sure is that Trump will be pro-property and pro-real estate.
The Manhattan Real Estate Market median and average sales price, as well as the average price per square foot, reached the highest levels recorded in 27 years in Q4 2015. The resale market remained tight with low inventory, fast pace and rising prices. New development closings are on the rising as well. While many regions are suffering enormous instability, NYC, in contrast, is one of the last bastions of stability. In 2015, Manhattan saw record job growth and the highest number of people employed in history. We expect similar market conditions to carry over into 2016.