The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Southeastern Queens region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 2% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Southeastern Queens region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 35 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 6% of the available space 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,200 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area 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 market. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Southeastern Queens folk. Commuting approximately 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.