Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The South St. Paul submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $20 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been made available, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 50% of the listings in the South St. Paul 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,500 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 2001 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this market. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst South St. Paul folk. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.