On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Kansas City submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 25% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Kansas City market, the Kansas City region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 413 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 36% of the available leases in the Kansas City 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 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 1,770 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1965 and are Class B.