NEW YORK CITY-In examining the Bloomberg administration’s $68.7 million preliminary budget for 2013 and long-range financial plan for 2016, an analysis released by the New York City Independent Budget Office shows that the five boroughs will demonstrate stronger gains in employment than in income, resulting in a mixed picture for commercial real estate. According to the report, IBO projects that the city will gain 435,000 jobs over the next five years, despite continued weakness in Wall Street revenues, salaries and tax collections for the city.

Kenneth J. McCarthy, senior economist and senior managing director of research at Cushman & Wakefield, tells that while job growth will depend on the pace of the overall recovery, office vacancy rates will continue to trend lower and rents will trend higher in Manhattan. As of year-end 2011, C&W reported that Manhattan’s overall office vacancy was 9.1%, down from 10.5% in 2010 – a sign of positive growth.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.



Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join now!

  • Free unlimited access to's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2024 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.