On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Maryland Heights submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 19% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 40 listings have come on the market, which means spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 127% of the listings in the Maryland Heights 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 2,030 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1981 and are Class B.