On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The South St. Paul submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $34 per sqft per year. That's a 68% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been made available, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 2,020 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 2006 and are Class B.