The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Erie County submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 27 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 4% of the available space in the Erie County are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,700 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1961 and are Class B.