On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Ocean County submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $8 per sqft per year. That's a 20% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 171% of the listings in the Ocean County 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 540 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1982 and are Class A.