The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Sarasota County submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 134 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 6% of the available leases in the Sarasota County are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 1,700 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1962 and are Class Class B.