The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Main submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $22 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the South Main submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 130 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 32% of the office spaces in the South Main are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 720 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the occupants of South Main work from home. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.