Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lakewood submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 21% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Denver Metro market, the Lakewood region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 64 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 50% of the available space in the Lakewood are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 1,670 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class B.