On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Sarasota County region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $3 per sqft per year. That's a 12% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 170 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the available leases in the Sarasota County 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 2,150 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1963 and are Class Class B.