Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Central Brooklyn region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $2 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Central Brooklyn region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 61 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, 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 market are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1931 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Agriculture is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the occupants of Central Brooklyn work from home. Commuting close to 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.