The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Shiawassee County submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 25% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 14 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 64% of the listings in the Shiawassee County are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 800 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1900 and are Class Class A.