The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The St. Louis submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the St. Louis market, the St. Louis submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 106 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 72% of the available space in the St. Louis 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 9,250 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1959 and are Class B.