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REBNY Reports Sharp Drop in Construction Activity Citywide

New York City saw 351 new building filings in the third quarter of 2022, a 17% decrease from Q2 and a 28% decrease year-over-year, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY said in its latest Quarterly New Building Construction Pipeline Report. The volume of filings is also low compared to historical data. 

The total proposed construction square footage in Q3 2022 also declined compared to the previous quarter and historical averages.  Additionally, the report found a significant decrease in proposed rental housing construction, with 3,346 proposed multiple dwelling units on job filings in Q3, a 68% decrease from Q2 and a 46% decrease Y-O-Y. 

“We face a severe housing shortage that is only getting worse and hopefully these sobering findings will encourage stakeholders to advance policies that facilitate more of the development and construction activity that our city needs,” said REBNY SVP of policy Zachary Steinberg.  

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