On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Columbus region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 5% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Columbus market, the Columbus region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 351 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 75% of the available leases in the Columbus are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,900 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1975 and are Class B.