On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Westside submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Westside region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 1256 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the available leases in the Westside are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 1,350 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this region 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. Agriculture is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the residents of Westside work from home. Commuting close to an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.