On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Fort Collins region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $13 per sqft per year. That's a 83% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been posted online, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 75% of the available leases in the Downtown Fort Collins 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 1,420 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1920 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 Downtown Fort Collins work from home. Commuting approximately 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.