The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Fort Lauderdale submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 16% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Gold Coast market, the Fort Lauderdale region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 117 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 6% of the office spaces in the Fort Lauderdale are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,680 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1984 and are Class B.