On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Punta Gorda region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 25% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been posted online, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 129% of the available space in the Punta Gorda 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 2,400 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1991 and are Class C.