On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Independence submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 100 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available space 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 2,120 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1985 and are Class A.