On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Independence region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 25% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been posted online, which means spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,500 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1987 and are Class B.