The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Midtown 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 15% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Kansas City market, the Midtown submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 32 listings have been made available, which means listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 3% of the listings in the Midtown are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 1,630 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1965 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Midtown occupants. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.