Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Ankeny submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $23 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 63 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 37% of the available leases in the Ankeny 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,900 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 2001 and are Class B.