The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The St. Paul region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 221 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 0% of the listings in the St. Paul are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term 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.
Even though the median size is 3,550 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1962 and are Class B.