On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Cleveland region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $10 per sqft per year. That's a 56% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Cleveland market, the Cleveland submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 122 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 82% of the listings in the Cleveland 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,660 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1931 and are Class B.