On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Brighton Beach region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 6% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Brighton Beach submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,700 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1963 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this market. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Brighton Beach residents. Commuting close to 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.