Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Gainesville submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 5% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 39 listings have been listed, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 3% of the listings in the Gainesville are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 1,530 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1976 and are Class A.