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Rental Market Report

June 2016


Average rents throughout Brooklyn remained stable, moving by only -0.11% from $2,812.38 in May 2016 to $2,809.39 in June 2016.


The monthly average rent in Brooklyn remained stable, moving by only -0.11% from $2,812.38 in May 2016 to $2,809.39 in June 2016. Since last year, however, average rents increased by 3.67% from $2,710.02. From an inventory standpoint, we saw a 4.09% increase since last from; from 3,695 to 3,846 units on the market. At the time the sample was taken, these following neighborhoods consisted of less than 20 units in the sample size; Studios in Bay Ridge, Boerum Hill, Bushwick, Cobble Hill, Crown Heights, Dumbo, Greenpoint and Prospect Lefferts Gardens
This month, we saw the most inventory on the market from Williamsburg and BedStuy, which made up 21.2% and 15.2% of the total sample analyzed. While an increase in supply often means a decrease in prices, Williamsburg rents remained stable, as the overall average rent increased slightly, from $3,236 in May 2016 to $3,250 in June 2016. BedStuy, however, was slightly affected by the increased supply, with an overall decrease of 3.44%. Annual rents, however, increased by 7.2%.
The largest growth in monthly prices was seen in Prospect Leffetts Gardens (PLG), which increased by 3.55% since last month. PLG also continues to show signs of a strong emerging market, as rents increased by 15% since last year. Crown Heights was, however, the front runner in annual increases, at 17.2%, as we continue to see new construction arise in the area.
Overall, the Brooklyn market continues to show a steady growth, which is expected to continue as we approach peak rental season

Notable Trends

Building (Average Prices)
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Brooklyn Rents: June 2015 vs. June 2016
Type June 2015 June 2016 Change
Studios $2,128 $2,245 5.49%%
One-bedrooms $2,614 $2,745 5.00%
Two-bedrooms $3,388 $3,439 1.50%

A Quick Look

Where Prices Decreased (Monthly)

Bay Ridge
Studios -7.47% Two-Bedroom -1.64%
Bed Stuy
Studios -5.59% One-Bedroom -4.53% Two-Bedroom -0.78%
Brooklyn Heights
One-Bedroom -3.00% Two-Bedroom -8.59%
One-Bedroom -1.05% Two-Bedroom -1.13%
Clinton Hill
Studios -0.28% Two-Bedroom -1.78%
Cobble Hill
Studios -1.63% Two-Bedroom -0.34%
Crown Heights
One-Bedroom -0.24% Two-Bedroom -2.14%
Two-Bedroom -1.27%
Downtown BK
Studios -1.46% Two-Bedroom -1.69%
Fort Greene
Studios -4.56%
Studios -6.57% One-Bedroom -0.97% Two-Bedroom -2.70%
Park Slope
Studios -2.37% One-Bedroom -0.47% Two-Bedroom -2.70%
Two-Bedroom -2.08%

Where Prices Increased (Monthly)

Bay Ridge
One-Bedroom 1.22%
Boerum Hill
Studios 1.58% One-Bedroom 4.99% Two-Bedroom 2.34%
Brooklyn Heights
Studios 7.45%
Studios 3.07%
Clinton Hill
One-Bedroom 2.92%
Cobble Hill
One-Bedroom 0.26%
Crown Heights
Studios 7.67%
Studios 0.98% One-Bedroom 4.93%
Downtown BK
One-Bedroom 1.32%
Fort Greene
One-Bedroom 2.78% Two-Bedroom 7.35%
Studios 1.01% One-Bedroom 7.39% Two-Bedroom 2.30%
Studios 2.19% One-Bedroom 1.71%

Neighborhood Price Trends

• While studios saw a large decrease in average rents this month at -7.47%, leading the 2.45% decrease in overall average rents, the annual average rent increased by a substantial 8%, one of the largest increases in the borough.

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• As inventory increased by 13.37% this month, we saw decreases in average rent across all unit classes, however from an annual perspective, overall average rents increased by 7.2%, indicative of strong rental growth in the area.

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• Boerum Hill saw increases across all unit classes this month, with an overall average increase of 3.01%.

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• While studios increased by 7.45% this month as 2 higher priced units from One Brooklyn Bridge Park entered the market, 1 and 2 bedroom units fell by 3.00% and 8.59%, respectively, largely the result of changes in inventory, namely higher priced units exiting the market.
• From an annual perspective, overall average rents increased by 2.8%.

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• As inventory levels increased by 15.8% since last month, predominately amongst 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units, we saw slight decreases at -1.05% and -1.13%, respectively. Studios, however, which only made up only 4.4% of the total sample, saw an increase of 3.07% in average rent.
• Since last year, overall average rent increased by 5.4%.

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• Rents in Clinton Hill remained stable this month, moving by only 0.16%, however since last year, the average rent increased by 3.0%

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• While average rents too remained stable, at -0.49% change since last month, the annual average rent increased by 10.1%.

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• Studios in Crown Heights saw the greatest increase this month, at 7.67%, led by higher priced units entering the market and lower priced units exiting.
• The area continues to display strong growth as an emerging neighborhood, as annual rents increased by 17% - the largest growth in the borough.

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• Average rents remained stable this month, moving by only -0.66%.

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• Average rents increased slightly by 1.36% since last month and by 6.0% since last year.

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• While studios saw a decrease of 4.56% in average rents this month, 1 and 2 bedroom units increased by 2.78% and 7.35%, respectively, as several penthouse apartments entered the market.
• Since last year, average rents increased by 7.8%.

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• As changes to inventory on the market took place, Greenpoint saw slight decreases in average rents, with an overall average decrease of 3.29%.

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• The overall average rent dipped slightly this month by 1.23%.

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• All unit classes in Prospect Lefferts Gardens increased this month, with an overall average increase of 3.55%.
• Like Crown Heights, PLG has been displaying strong signs of an emerging market, with annual average rents increasing by 15%.

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• While the average studio and 1 bedroom rent increased by 2.19% and 1.71%, respectively since last month, 2 bedrooms decreased by 2.08%

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The Report Explained

The Brooklyn Rental Market Report™ compares fluctuation in the borough's rental data on a monthly basis. It is an essential tool for potential renters seeking transparency in the Brooklyn apartment market and a benchmark for landlords to efficiently and fairly adjust individual property rents in Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Rental Market Report™ is based on a crosssection of data from available listings and priced under $10,000, with ultra-luxury property omitted to obtain a true monthly rental average. Our data is aggregated from the MNS proprietary database and sampled from a specific mid-month point to record current rental rates offered by landlords during that particular month. It is then combined with information from the REBNY Real Estate Listings Source (RLS), OnLine Residential ( and R.O.L.E.X. (Real Plus).

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