On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Abilene region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $7 per sqft per year. That's a 28% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 16 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 38% of the available leases in the Abilene 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,580 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1982 and are Class B.