Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Northern Brooklyn region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $7 per sqft per year. That's a 13% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Northern Brooklyn region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 180 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the listings in the Northern Brooklyn are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,650 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this market 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. Waste services is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by taxi is the most popular way to get to work amongst Northern Brooklyn folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.