Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Main region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $0 per sqft per year. That's a 1% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the South Main submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 85 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 460 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 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 region. 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.