Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The La Porte region is going through 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, 5 listings have come on the market, which means leases most likley are 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 1,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1914 and are Class B.