Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Metairie region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 5% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater New Orleans Region market, the Metairie region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 63 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 25% of the available space in the Metairie 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,830 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 0 and are Class B.