The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lawrence region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $18 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have been listed, which means new listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 25% of the listings in the Lawrence 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 5,000 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1928 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the occupants of Lawrence work from home. Commuting around an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.