On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Fort Lauderdale submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 29% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Gold Coast market, the Fort Lauderdale submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 179 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the listings in the Fort Lauderdale are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 2,440 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1984 and are Class B.