On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Cleveland region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Cleveland market, the Cleveland region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 124 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available space in the Cleveland 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 1,880 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 4 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1932 and are Class B.