The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The University region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $9 per sqft per year. That's a 38% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have come on the market, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,800 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1982 and are Class B.