The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Lawrence submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 1% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 21 listings have been made available, which means new listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 52% of the available leases 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 3,090 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1992 and are Class B.