The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Astoria region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $26 per sqft per year. That's a 42% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Astoria submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 19 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 8,800 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1945 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Astoria folk. Commuting around an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.