On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Fort Lauderdale region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 5% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Gold Coast market, the Fort Lauderdale submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 131 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 111% of the available space in the Fort Lauderdale are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 2,280 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1984 and are Class B.