The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Chinatown region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $0 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Chinatown region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 60 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. 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 860 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 2 stories. 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 folk. Commuting close to 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.