The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Old Westport submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $22 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Kansas City market, the Old Westport submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have come on the market, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 35% of the available leases in the Old Westport are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 5,000 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1940 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Old Westport occupants. Commuting approximately 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.