On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Buffalo submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $25 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Buffalo market, the Buffalo region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 74 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 132% of the listings in the Buffalo are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 17,950 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1940 and are Class A.