The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Arvada submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 12% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Denver Metro market, the Arvada region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been posted online, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. 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 2,280 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class B.