Market Research

As with last year's numbers, the outer boroughs rack up some impressive volume stats, but Manhattan is still where the big money is. According to building permit data from August 2018 through this August, the city issued nearly 7,200 permits, a 20 percent gain over last year's survey. Nine out of 10 went for outer-borough jobs: two-thirds were for Brooklyn (2,659) and Queens (2,312), with Staten Island (920) and the Bronx (514) rounding out the field.

How about Manhattan? 756 permits went to the island, but the rest of the data tells the real story: Those permits cover 71 million square feet and $12.4 billion in work. You have to combine Brooklyn (54.7 million/$8.8 billion) and Queens (36.8 million/$5.7 billion) to beat that. Meanwhile, the Bronx (16 million/$2.4 billion) and Staten Island (6.6 million/$1 billion) take what they can get. Another perspective: Every square foot of work in Manhattan is worth $18 more than a square foot in the outer boroughs.

Most Admired Developers
Adam America
Alexico
Brookfield Properties (#3)
Chetrit Group
Elad
Extell
GDSNY
Goldman Properties
HFZ Capital Group (#2)
Hines
Ian Schrager Company
JDS
L&L MAG
Naftali Group
Related (#1)
Riseboro
RXR Realty
SHVO
Silverstein
Solow Building Company
Somerset Development
The Continuum Company
The Rabsky Group LLC
Tischman Speyer
Toll Brothers
Two Trees
Vornado
Welltower
Witkoff (#2)
Zeckendorf
Most Admired Projects
1 John Street
1 South 1st Street
100 E 53rd
130 William St (#2)
152 Elizabeth Street (#3)
160 Leroy St
432 Park Ave
551 W 21st
American Copper Building
Asbury Park
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Central Park Tower
Denizen Bushwick
Domino Park
Hudson Yards (#1)
Urby
Waterline Square
Favorite Construction Companies
Best & Company
Chris Clark
Highline Construction
HOAR
Hunter Roberts Construction Group (#2)
Leading Builders
Lendlease
Mega Contracting
ML Group
New Line Structures
Plant Construction
Reidy Contracting
Rusk
Sciame Construction (#1)
Taconic Builders
Tishman Speyer (#3)
Turner
Urban Atelier Group
Most Influential Real Estate Brokers
Brendan Aguayo
David Maundrell
Deborah Grubman
Deborah Kern/Corcoran Group (#2)
Deborah Rieders
Dina Santarelli
Donna Olshan
Emily Beare
Frank Frizalone
Fredrik Eklund/Douglas Elliman Real Estate (#1)
Jeff Garibaldi
John Gomes
Justin Korinis
Leonard Steinberg/Compass (#3)
Lisa K. Lippman
Maria Pashby
Mary Ann Tighe
Patty Isen
Paul Amrich
Raphael De Niro
Sean Pyle
Serena Boardman
Tara Keating
Most Influential Real Estate Firms
CBRE
Compass (#3)
Corcoran Group (#1)
Cushman & Wakefield
Douglas Elliman Real Estate (#2)
Halstead
Knight Frank
Sotheby's
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