The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lakeland region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 16 listings have been posted online, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. 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 2,400 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1965 and are Class B.