On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Akron region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $2 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 59 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the available leases in the Akron are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 2,150 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1961 and are Class B.