On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Chinatown region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $0 per sqft per year. That's a 1% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Chinatown submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 79 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 68% of the listings in the Chinatown are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 570 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1977 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Professional services is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Chinatown residents. Commuting approximately 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.