On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Tampa Bay region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $23 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Tampa Bay market, the Tampa Bay region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 648 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 117% of the available space in the Tampa Bay 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,500 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1966 and are Class B.