The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Portland Gardens submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $9 per sqft per year. That's a 47% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been listed, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 33% of the office spaces in the South Portland Gardens 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 8,980 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1977 and are Class A.
A large portion of this market is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this area. Most of the residents of South Portland Gardens work from home. Commuting around an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.