The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Battle Creek region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 27% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been made available, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the available space in the Battle Creek 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 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 2,280 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1964 and are Class Class A.