The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Covington region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 5% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater New Orleans Region market, the Covington submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have been made available, which means office spaces 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 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 900 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 0 and are Class Class B.