Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Fircrest submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $7 per sqft per year. That's a 23% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Portland market, the Fircrest region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been listed, which means leases 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.
Even though the median size is 4,610 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1998 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Education is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the folk of Fircrest work from home. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.