Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Roanoke submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 7% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 29 listings have come on the market, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,500 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1931 and are Class B.
Health care is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the residents of Downtown Roanoke work from home. Commuting close to 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.