On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Saint Clair Shores submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $4 per sqft per year. That's a 16% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metro Detroit market, the Saint Clair Shores region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 850 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1967 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the residents of Saint Clair Shores work from home. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.