The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Downtown Akron submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $17 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been posted online, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 300% of the available space in the Downtown Akron 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,500 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1930 and are Class B.
A large portion of this market is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Akron residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.