The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lakewood submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $28 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Denver Metro market, the Lakewood submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 64 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 77% of the available leases in the Lakewood 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 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 1,940 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.