On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Friendswood submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $8 per sqft per year. That's a 50% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Friendswood submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have come on the market, which means new listings 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 420 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 2007 and are Class A.