The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Mesquite submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $24 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the DFW Metroplex market, the Mesquite region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been listed, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 40,000 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1983 and are Class B.