The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Central Brooklyn submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 15% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Central Brooklyn submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 61 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 46% of the available leases in the Central Brooklyn are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous 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 1,600 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area 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. Agriculture is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the folk of Central Brooklyn work from home. Commuting approximately 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.