On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lakeland Highlands submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $21 per sqft per year. That's a 55% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have been made available, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 9% of the listings in the Lakeland Highlands 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 1,050 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 2005 and are Class B.