On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lafayette submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $9 per sqft per year. That's a 34% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 22 listings have been made available, which means office spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 630 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 2001 and are Class B.