The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lakewood submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $4 per sqft per year. That's a 19% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Lakewood submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been made available, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 50% of the available leases in the Lakewood 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 1,450 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1982 and are Class C.