On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Des Moines region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $23 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 192 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 29% of the listings in the Des Moines 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,250 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1974 and are Class B.