Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Des Moines region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $23 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 113 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 19% of the available space in the Downtown Des Moines are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 8,570 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1953 and are Class B.
This area is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Real estate is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Des Moines residents. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.