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Brexit is even hitting NYC luxury real estate, broker says

The effects of Brexit have rippled into New York City, and buyer anticipation of lower prices has pushed interest away from high-end luxury apartments, according to one real estate broker.

The market had "an immediate response" to Great Britain's vote to leave the European Union, said John Gomes, a Douglas Elliman broker.

On CNBC's "Power Lunch" on Wednesday, he recalled working on a $20 million apartment deal that went awry "the day after Brexit happened." The buyer wanted to reconsider in hopes of hitting a lower purchase price.

"People are taking advantage of Brexit and the uncertainty that it causes ... to negotiate lower pricing in what is already a softer market," Gomes said.

The market shift has increased demand in a limited supply real estate environment.

"Anything below $3 million right now is raging. If it's below $2 million forget about it," Gomes said.

Looking forward to September, Gomes expects "the second half of the year [to] bring opportunity … as more inventory gets released."