The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Main region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 10% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the South Main submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 63 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 5% of the available leases in the South Main are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 340 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1981 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the residents of South Main work from home. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.