Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Independence submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 63 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 33% of the listings in the Independence are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,500 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1986 and are Class B.