Last fall Prudential Douglas Elliman turned 100 years old and they asked me to write an article for their Elliman magazine. If you’ve been living in a cave, I’ve been writing their housing market report series since 1994.

What started as a simple project morphed into a fun, albeit gigantic, research project. I learned a lot about the evolution of the Manhattan housing market, largely through the amazing incredible New York Times archives. This was right about the time of my web site revision and semi-necessary hiatus so I am cleaning out my desk of posts I have been itching to write so please indulge me.

The article I wrote for Douglas Elliman was beautifully presented by their marketing department and prominently inserted in their Elliman magazine (and iPad app!).

Diane Cardwell of the New York Times in her “The Appraisal” (an incredible column name BTW) penned a great piece: In an Earlier Time of Boom and Bust, Rentals Also Gained Favor that originated from my article and zeroed in on the 1920s and 1930s to draw a comparison to the current market.

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Source: Change is Constant: 100 Years of New York Real Estate
Miller Samuel (January 11, 2012)

Category: Real Estate

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

5 Responses to “100 Years of New York Real Estate”

  1. Petey Wheatstraw says:

    I wonder what these prices are when converted to beads.

  2. formerlawyer says:

    Ask and ye shall receive (at least an tangentially related answer) courtesy of goggle:

    http://www.pfadvice.com/2006/01/15/compound-interest-manhattan-the-indians/

  3. gordo365 says:

    I don’t want to get the “causation/correlation” lecture from BR – but plotting the sales price per square foot before and after we dropped the gold standard – shows lines with two very different different slopes.

    Was the price/sq foot really basically unchanged from the 1910′ through 1940s? Wow.

  4. MikeW says:

    The increase in rents between the 1970′s and 80′s is astonishing.

  5. Petey Wheatstraw says:

    Thank you, formerlawyer.