The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Downtown Scottsdale submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $5 per sqft per year. That's a 15% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area market, the Downtown Scottsdale region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 38 listings have been posted online, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 8% of the available leases in the Downtown Scottsdale are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 1,796 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1982 and are Class A.
A large portion of this area is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Scottsdale folk. Commuting around an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.