On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The University region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 7% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Minneapolis market, the University submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 9,000 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1931 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Agriculture is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst University residents. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.