Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Sarasota region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 5% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been posted online, which means new listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 200% of the available leases in the Downtown 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,520 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1950 and are Class A.
This area is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Real estate is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the folk of Downtown Sarasota work from home. Commuting between 20 and 25 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.