Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Research Forest submarket is experiencing a an increase 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 Research Forest submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been listed, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 25% of the listings in the Research Forest 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.
Even though the median size is 86,660 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 4 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1999 and are Class B.
This area is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Research Forest folk. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.