The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The LaPorte County submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 7% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,290 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1973 and are Class B.