The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The South Brooklyn submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $9 per sqft per year. That's a 18% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the South Brooklyn submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 100 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available space 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,750 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this market 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. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this region. Most of the folk 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.