The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The South Brooklyn submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 6% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the South Brooklyn submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 100 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available leases in the South Brooklyn are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,750 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties 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. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this area. Most of the residents of South Brooklyn work from home. Commuting between 20 and 25 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.