On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The New Tacoma region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $5 per sqft per year. That's a 22% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the New Tacoma submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been made available, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1952 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst New Tacoma folk. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.