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Sherwin Belkin Quoted by Nikkei – Impact of Rent Regulation on NYC Real Estate Market

Apr 19, 2024

In a recent feature by the Japanese publication Nikkei, Sherwin Belkin, shared his perspective on the current state of the real estate market in New York City in the article titled “New York City apartment prices 40% cheaper, rent regulations causing ripples, causing anxiety among local banks.”

According to Mr. Belkin, the tightening of rent regulations in 2019 has had a significant impact on the market, particularly affecting landlords and the valuation of apartment buildings. He was quoted stating, “Old apartment buildings in the city used to be very attractive assets for investors because they were able to raise rents all at once, but that changed completely with the tightening of regulations in 2019. The damage to landlords and apartments has been significant. The direction of the government has not changed. The situation will continue to be difficult for the foreseeable future.”

This observation comes amidst reports of a steep decline in apartment values across New York City, influenced by high interest rates, regulatory changes, and shifts in investment patterns. The ramifications of these changes have not only impacted property owners but have also led to broader financial instability within sectors dependent on real estate, such as local banking.

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