Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Tacoma submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 10% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Tacoma submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been listed, which means leases might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 131% of the office spaces in the Tacoma 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 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 660 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1975 and are Class B.