The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Tompkins County submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $38 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been posted online, which means spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 175% of the available space in the Tompkins 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,600 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 12 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1978 and are Class A.