The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Westside submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $0 per sqft per year. That's a 1% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Westside region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 1111 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 77% of the available leases in the Westside are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,230 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 4 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1981 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Agriculture is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the occupants of Westside work from home. Commuting close to an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.