On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Sarasota submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 5% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 86 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 7% of the listings in the Sarasota 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,180 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1956 and are Class Class B.