The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Main region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $0 per sqft per year. That's a 1% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the South Main submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 130 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 55% of the available space in the South Main 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 950 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1980 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 folk 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.