The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Baton Rouge submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 29% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have come on the market, which means listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 4,330 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 0 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Professional services is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by motorcycle is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Baton Rouge occupants. Commuting around an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.