The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20'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 $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Denver Metro market, the Lakewood region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 60 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 7% of the available space in the Lakewood are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 1,820 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.