The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Atlanta region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 17% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metro Atlanta market, the Downtown Atlanta region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 92 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the listings in the Downtown Atlanta are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 3,270 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 14 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1960 and are Class A.
This region is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Company management is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Atlanta folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.