The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Downtown Mesa region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $16 per sqft per year. That's a 100% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area market, the Downtown Mesa submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been made available, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 290 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1968 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Public administration is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Mesa residents. Commuting close to 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.