The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Des Moines submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 192 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 41% of the listings in the Des Moines 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.
Even though the median size is 5,920 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1972 and are Class B.