The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lakewood region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Denver Metro market, the Lakewood region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 63 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 8% of the office spaces in the Lakewood are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 2,110 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class B.