The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Baton Rouge region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 9% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 150 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the listings in the Baton Rouge are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 0 and are Class B.