The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lafayette region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 13% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been posted online, which means spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 33% of the available leases in the Lafayette are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 1,130 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 2001 and are Class B.