On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Kansas City region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Kansas City market, the Kansas City submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 413 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the listings in the Kansas City are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 5,000 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1966 and are Class B.