On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Sunset Beach submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 2% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the listings in the Sunset Beach are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 19,000 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft.