The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Grand Rapids region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 36% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Grand Rapids market, the Grand Rapids submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 86 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the office spaces in the Grand Rapids are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,860 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1920 and are Class Class B.