On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The French Quarter region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $18 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,960 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 4 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1975 and are Class A.
Public administration is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the residents of French Quarter work from home. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.