On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The West End region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 18% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been made available, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 200% of the available space in the West End 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 2,910 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1973 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Construction is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst West End 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.