The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Ames region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $15 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,590 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1994 and are Class B.