Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Southwestern Queens submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $7 per sqft per year. That's a 17% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Southwestern Queens submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have come on the market, which means new 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 1,200 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1931 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Construction is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by taxi is the most popular way to get to work amongst Southwestern Queens occupants. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.