December 2013 San Francisco Condominium Prices Increase 18 Percent Over Previous Year

The Mark Company Condominium Pricing Index Tracks New Construction and Resale Market Trends

San Francisco – San Francisco condominium prices rose 18 percent in December 2013 over the previous year, according to the Condominium Pricing Index released today by The Mark Company, a leading urban residential marketing and sales firm.

The Mark Company Condominium Pricing Index for December was $1,034 per square foot, which is up 2 percent from November.  New construction inventory was 78 percent lower than a year ago, and down 26 percent from the previous month, with 92 units currently available.

“With fewer than 100 new condominiums now for sale in San Francisco, price appreciation is likely to continue in 2014,” states Erin Kennelly, senior director of research, The Mark Company.

The Condominium Pricing Index, part of the firm’s monthly Trend Sheet (available atwww.themarkcompany.com), represents the price per square foot of a new 10th floor, 1,000-square-foot condominium.  It is based on recent sales data, and uses a proprietary quantitative method to measure trends in market demand.  It tracks the value of a new construction condominium without the volatility of inventory changes.

The Mark Company Penthouse Pricing Index, which applies the same methodology to a new 30th floor, 2,000-square-foot condominium, was $1,776 per square foot, up 18 percent year over year.

The condominium price per square foot was $868 for resales, up 26 percent over December 2012, according to The Mark Company Trend Sheet for San Francisco.  In addition, there were 229 condominium resales in San Francisco in December, 134 active condominium listings representing less than one month of inventory, and 123 pending condominium units, the Trend Sheet found.

The Mark Company has also released the December Downtown Los Angeles Trend Sheet and Pricing Index, as well as the newly launched Downtown Seattle Trend Sheet and Pricing Index.  Both are available for download at www.themarkcompany.com.

About The Mark Company
The Mark Company is one of the nation’s premier urban residential marketing and sales firms.  Founded by Alan Mark, The Mark Company provides a full range of core consulting services including analytics, design, marketing and sales for urban high-rises and suburban attached properties throughout the Western United States.  The firm is a trusted partner to leading residential developers and financial institutions such as Tishman Speyer, iStar Financial and Bosa Development.  Since 1997, The Mark Company has closed more than 10,000 residences and generated over $5 billion in sales for some of the nation’s most notable and successful developments including 300 Ivy in San Francisco, Spire in Denver, Evo South in Los Angeles, and The Martin in Las Vegas.  For more information, visit www.TheMarkCompany.com.

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