On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Tompkins County region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $38 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 175% of the available leases in the Tompkins County 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 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 1,600 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 12 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1978 and are Class A.