On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Howell submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $18 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metro Detroit market, the Howell submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have come on the market, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 870 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1920 and are Class A.