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The excitement and general optimism of Brooklyn’s real estate market in the most recent cycle is usually reserved for north Brooklyn neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Greenpoint and extends as far south as Park Slope and to a lesser extent Gowanus. However, little mention is made of the impact southwest Brooklyn has had on the uptick in activity. Although the southwest part of the borough was one of the last areas investors focused on following the successes of the aforementioned sections of Brooklyn, the neighborhoods that make up this slice of Brooklyn (Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Dyker Heights, Gravesend, Kensington, Sheepshead Bay, South Slope, and Sunset Park) have actually contributed a significant amount of volume to the transactional pie.

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