Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Independence region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 23% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 63 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 5% of the office spaces in the Independence 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 2,170 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 4 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1987 and are Class B.