The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The St. Paul region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 272 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 0% of the available space in the St. Paul are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,250 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1963 and are Class B.