On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Highlands region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 10% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Denver Metro market, the Highlands submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 740 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1978.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Information is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Highlands occupants. Commuting around an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.