The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Knox County region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $2 per sqft per year. That's a 10% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 81 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 7% of the available leases in the Knox 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 2,600 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1917 and are Class Class B.