The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Cincinnati submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 13% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Cincinnati market, the Cincinnati region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 95 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 9% of the available space in the Cincinnati are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,700 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1955 and are Class B.