memory lane: defining “loft” and the 2009 market



You were warned in my July 4 post that you’ve got a couple of weeks of archived Manhattan Loft Guy material coming up. Today’s a two-fer because once I got into the Manhattan Loft Guy archives it was hard to make some choices as to which post from a date with many posts over 7 years to highlight. Today you get my July 10, 2008, loft or not? caution: active ranting ahead (a Five Years Ago Today on Manhattan Loft Guy), and my July 10, 2009, comparing 2Q Manhattan loft data + overall market / the case of the missing lofts (yes, a Four Years Ago Today on Manhattan Loft Guy).

The older one is one of the few times I attempted a somewhat systematic explanation for what (to a snob like me) makes a Manhattan loft, and the difficulties my admittedly subjective criteria pose for record-keeping. The one-year-less-old one was a review of big firm quarterly market reports, at a time when there ‘should’ have been more loft sales. That one raises the question of whether I should resume those quarterly market report posts. (
Note to self ….) If you have an opinion, the comments section is open….


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