The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Main submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $22 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the South Main region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 130 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 59% of the available space in the South Main are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 940 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 1 floors. 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 area. 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.