The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lakewood region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 10% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Lakewood region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been listed, which means new listings might be 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 2,050 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1980 and are Class C.