The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Southgate submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $20 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metro Detroit market, the Southgate submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 146% of the office spaces in the Southgate 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1963 and are Class C.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this region. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Southgate occupants. Commuting close to 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.