The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lawrence submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $21 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have come on the market, which means listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 35% of the available leases in the Lawrence are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 2,360 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1928 and are Class B.