The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Ithaca submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $31 per sqft per year. That's a 61% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 720 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 12 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1965 and are Class A.