On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Lower State region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $10 per sqft per year. That's a 27% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been listed, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 33% of the available space in the Lower State are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 940 sqft. Most buildings in this area were built in 1974 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 area. Most of the folk of Lower State work from home. Commuting close to an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.