On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Independence region 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% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 63 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 6% of the available leases in the Independence are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 2,500 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 4 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1987 and are Class A.