In this week’s issue of New York Magazine, Jhoanna Robledo goes all out on the topic of outdoor space in city residences in “1/100th of an Acre of Heaven “. She asked me how our appraisal firm  approaches the valuation of outdoor space.
The outcome of our conversation was this cool tape measure-like graphic:
And it brings to mind one of the most read posts on Matrix: Understanding The Value of Manhattan Apartment Outdoor Space  where I break down the background and logic for the valuation of outdoor space. I point real estate agents to this post nearly every day.
Hypothetical examples of our valuation logic is displayed in these 2 crude sketches [pdf]  with hypothetical scenarios I submitted for this NY Mag piece that weren’t used (hey, I never took art in school, EVER). It’s part of my attempt to compartmentalize amenities of properties to derive a reasonable value relationship with the basic property.