On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Southeastern Queens submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Southeastern Queens region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 36 listings have been made available, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 3% of the listings in the Southeastern Queens are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 2,350 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1940 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Professional services is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Southeastern Queens occupants. Commuting approximately 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.