On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The St. Louis submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the St. Louis market, the St. Louis submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 106 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the listings in the St. Louis are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term 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 2,650 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1961 and are Class B.