On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Independence submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 104 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the listings in the Independence are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 2,180 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1985 and are Class A.