Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Mesa submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area market, the Mesa submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 182 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 93% of the available leases in the Mesa are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 1,200 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1988 and are Class B.