NEW YORK CITYCommercial real estate transactions dropped significantly here in the first half of the year, with 1,229 recorded transactions totaling $10.5 billion, according to the Real Estate Board of New York.  This represents a 32% decline in the volume of transactions and a 54% decline in total consideration compared to the first half of 2019. These figures represent all-time lows since REBNY’s reporting began in 2015. 

The largest transaction this reporting period was the $978 million sale of the Lord & Taylor Building, 424 5th Avenue, from WeWork to Amazon in March. 

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