On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lakeland submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 7% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 59 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 93% of the available leases in the Lakeland 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,840 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1972 and are Class B.