On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Independence submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 13% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 62 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,750 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1984 and are Class B.