The typical asking rate per listing is in the $0's per square foot per year. The Downtown Roanoke region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $20 per sqft per year. That's a 100% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 29 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1931 and are Class B.
Health care is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the occupants of Downtown Roanoke work from home. Commuting approximately 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.