The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Manatee County region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $18 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 176% of the listings in the Manatee County 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 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 2,470 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1970 and are Class B.