Manhattan’s luxury market is defined as the top 10% of all co-op and condo transactions. During First Quarter 2012, an international buyer set a new Manhattan sales record with a purchase price of $88 million or $13,049 per square foot. This sale, amongst numerous others in the eight figure range, including a $42 million sale on Fifth Avenue, proves that the high end of the market continues to thrive. Luxury median price increased 10% from a year ago and 11% from last quarter to $4.55 million. Luxury average price per square foot increased 13% from a year ago and 10% from last quarter to $2,171 per square foot.
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