On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Sarasota region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 18 listings have been posted online, which means listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 167% of the available space in the Sarasota 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.
Even though the median size is 4,700 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1957 and are Class Class B.