Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Auburndale submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $42 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Auburndale region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 50% of the listings in the Auburndale are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 1,120 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 2008 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Auburndale residents. Commuting close to 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.