The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lakeland region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 7% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 28 listings have been posted online, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,290 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1959 and are Class B.