The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Sarasota submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $24 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 18 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 100% of the office spaces in the Sarasota are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 2,100 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1958 and are Class Class B.