On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Gainesville submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $18 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have been listed, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 248% of the listings in the Gainesville are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 1,730 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1980 and are Class A.