On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Central Brooklyn submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 10% increase 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 discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have come on the market, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. 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 1,370 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market 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 region. Most of the residents of Central Brooklyn work from home. Commuting around 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.