On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Independence submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 22% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 64 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 19% of the available leases in the Independence are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 6,770 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1984 and are Class B.