Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Fort Walton Beach submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $13 per sqft per year. That's a 71% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been posted online, which means spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 20% of the listings in the Fort Walton Beach are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 2,500 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 0 and are Class Class A.